Matching 6.1/6

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6.1 and 6.2 Matching George Washington Was a diplomat (representative) to France and persuaded them to become our ally against the British during the Revolutionary War Battle of Saratoga First major battle of the Revolutionary War. It showed both sides fighting this would not be a short or easy war Battles of Trenton and Princeton French aristocrat who volunteered to serve in Washington’s army and becomes Washington’s most trusted friend and advisor Benjamin Franklin Turning point of the American Revolutionary War for the Patriots. Other countries (France, Spain, Netherlands) join the United States in the war against Great Britain Marquis de Lafayette General of the Continental Army (Patriots). Becomes first President of the United States Battle of Bunker Hill First shots of the Revolutionary War were fired here (near Boston, MA) “The shot heard around the world” Common Sense The site in Pennsylvania where Washington and his army camped in the winter of 1777-78. They endured many hardships and 2,000 patriots died from disease and hunger. Valley Forge Major victories for the Patriots that help Washington keep the Continental Army (Patriots) together and keeps the Revolution going Lexington and Concord Main author of the Declaration of Independence and third President of the United States Thomas Jefferson 47 page pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that greatly urged and influenced Americans to fight for independence

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