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American Revolution Review
What is the difference between a Patriot and a Loyalist?
A Patriot was a colonist who wanted freedom from British rule. A Loyalist was a colonist who wanted to remain under British rule.
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
Thomas Jefferson Interesting facts Wrote the Declaration of Independence Served as first secretary of state Third President of the United States
Who was Sybil Ludington and what did she do to help the colonist?
Sybil warned colonists that British troops were approaching. Interesting facts. She was only 16 when she warned the troops. When news of her bravery spread, George Washington came to her house to thank her for taking responsibility for America’s freedom.
How did colonists’ feel about British taxes?
The believed that only their elected government had the right to tax.
Who led the Continental Army?
George Washington Interesting Facts Commanded the Continental Army during the American Revolution Fought several battles against the British in New York Served as the first President of the United States
Why was the Battle of Saratoga so important for the Americans?
The Battle of Saratoga was a turning point in the American Revolution. Americans stopped the British from taking over New York. French Leaders saw that the Americans could win the war against Britain. France began sending soldiers and money to help the Americans.
Who was James Forten?
James Forten was an African American Patriot who fought against British in the American Revolution Interesting facts Served in the American navy during the Revolution Owned his own sail- making company
How did Catherine Schuyler help the Patriots during the American Revolution?
Catherine set her wheat field on fire so that the enemy would not be able to use any food from her family's farm
What was the Declaration of Independence?
A document, written by Thomas Jefferson, explaining why the colonies should be free from British rule.
How did New York’s geography influence the American Revolution?
New York was located near the middle (central) of the 13 states. New York was also important because of its rivers and lakes. This made it valuable to the British.
During the French and Indian War, what was New York’s role?