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1

when Washington was camped , what was killing his army

smallpox
lack of food
bad weather ( cold / snowy )

2

where was peace treaty of paris signed

paris

4

why did British head south to fight

they thought the tories / loyalists would help / join them

but they didn't

5

Burgoyne

lost at saratoga

leader of British

made men carry his personal items

6

H. Gates

won at saratoga

leader of the colonists

9

nate green

fighting quaker

from Rhode Island

10

john andrea

captured by the Pats.

told pats that Benedict Arnold was working with the British

12

who did British hire to fight for them

Hessians

13

what did Washington's army do in NY

moved through NY
across hudson river
across Delaware river
into PA

14

cornwallis

leader of the south
losses at Battle of Cow Pens
goes to Yorktown & meets w/ Ben. Arnold
oct 17 , 1781 - cornwallis surrenders

15

who did Washington defeat on Christmas day

Gen. Howe / Hessians

16

turning point of war in the south

Battle of Kings Mt. on
oct 17 , 1778

17

Washington believed that to win the war you need

a long war

18

when people got smallpox what did Washington do

gave 1000 of his men an antibiotic

19

T. Paine

wrote american crisis

20

countries that fought in war

US
France
British
Spain

21

what happened cuz of victory at saratoga

turning point for colonists

22

why did we win at Yorktown

Washington had doubled amount of cornwallis's men

cornwallis had to surrender

23

where was George Clark winning battles

Illinois and Indiana

24

when peace talks a problem, what do British do

go around France to talk to England and make

treaty of paris 1783

25

what did parliament do in 1778

signed treaty with France to be allies

26

who did Spain enter war w/ as an allies

France

33

who did Iroquois Indians support

British

36

De Grasse's

him & fleet went to Yorktown & joined Washington

forced British fleet to abandon mission

39

where did the early battles of the war start

Massachusetts