Important People And Events Of The American Revolution
Important people and events of the American Revolution<br />
George Washington<br />Born in 1732 and died in 1799<br />George Washington served as general of the Continental army during the Revolutionary War<br />First president of the U.S.<br />Washington returned to his farm at Mt. Vernon after leading America to victory over the British, making him the “greatest man in the world”<br />Presided over the Philadelphia Convention<br />
Lexington and Concord<br />Forewarned by Paul Revere, American militia fought 800 British troops on April 19th, 1775<br />The battle took place at Concord<br />73 British casualties and over 200 were wounded<br />Americans lost 49 soldiers and suffered 39 wounded<br />This marked the beginning of the Revolutionary War<br />
Battle of Yorktown<br />General Cornwallis arrived in Petersburg in May of 1781<br />After receiving conflicting instructions, Cornwallis went to Yorktown and began preparing a naval base there<br />General Washington moved south and, together with French ground and naval forces, surrounded the British army<br />This forced the British to surrender, ending the American Revolution<br />
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