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3 most important battles of the revolution

The American Revolution may have been the most important war in the Western Hemisphere. It granted independence from Britain to the United States. Soon after, the United States became a powerhouse in all wars to come. This country has changed many wars’ outcomes. The American Revolution was guaranteed to the Americans after three important battles. These battles, in chronological order were the Capture of Fort Ticonderoga, Battle of Saratoga, and the Battle of Yorktown. The world would never be the same. The American Revolution began on April 19, 1775 at Lexington and Concord. The fighting soon started after the shot heard ‘round the world. Some isolationists disagreed with this fighting. This battle would prove to be a great loss to the Americans because the British stole their supply of gunpowder from the French arsenal. Ethan Allen (1738-1789) and the once rabble, Green Mountain Boys were gathering around Boston to fight the British who held siege the city after the British retreated there. They soon realized that they had no munitions to fight with. On their way there, they met up with Col. Benedict Arnold (1741-1801) and his troops. After arguing about who would be in charge of the troops the men decided to share the duty. On May 9th, 1775, almost two months later, the Americans were about to attack the British fort of Ticonderoga. The fort was equipped with all the British supplies and was a key fort in controlling the waterways of Canada. During the night, one hundred men crossed Lake Champlain, and entered the fort. Most of the British soldiers garrisoned there were still asleep. When they entered the officers' quarters, Allen is said to have yelled, "Come out of there, you damned old rat!" Although in his memoirs, Allen wrote that he said, "in the name of the Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress." Whichever he said, the British commander, Capt. De La Place (no google), surrendered the fort. Each American general wa...

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