Top 3 Revolutionary War Battles

I would say that the three most important battles of the revolutionary war would include the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the Battle of Trenton, and the Battle of Yorktown. This is because the battle of Lexington and Concord to me seemed like the battle that started the war. After being annoyed of the colonists sending in petitions, boycotting their services, and doing everything possible to move over the laws/acts imposed on the colonists, the British went to Lexington armed, to seize our gunpowder and catch Samuel Adams and John Hancock, some of the leaders of the rebelling army.

The British easily won the battle of Lexington and moved onto Concord, where they were forced to retreat to Boston, thus starting the war all previous tensions between England and the 13 colonies lead up to.

The Battle of Trenton was an important battle of this war because George Washington and the patriots were able tocross the ice-clogged Delaware River, and “at Trenton on December 26, 1776, [they] surprised and captured a thousand Hessians who were sleeping off the effects of their Christmas celebration” (Kennedy, 144).

It was a great strategy as the British had a huge chuck of their allies taken away now, and show “Old Fox’ Washington at his military best” (Kennedy, 144). The battle of Yorktown was also a very important battle as the was essentially the final one of this whole war. British general Charles Cornwallis was forced into a huge trap and had to wait for reinforcements. He assumed the British would still be controlling the sea he was waiting at and saw that they weren’t, so the Americans were able to assault the general and his army, forcing Cornwallis to surrender.

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This was a major turning point for the Americans, which would lead to the signing of the Treaty of Paris, so that they would become a free country.


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