Important Revolutionary War Battles

Contributor: Meghan Vestal. Lesson ID: 12242

War usually consists of battles fought here and there under different conditions. Who wins the overall war is often determined by a single battle. Learn about the battles that helped birth the U.S.A.!


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Lion, Beaver
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

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Wars are not just one big battle in one place. However, they do start somewhere. Where did the Revolutionary War begin?

Image from The National Guard at flickr, made available by U.S. Government Works copyright law

In the previous lesson in our Battles of the Revolutionary War series, found under Related Lessons in the right-hand sidebar, you learned the location where each battle of the Revolutionary War was fought.

The information you learned will help you better visualize the battles you will learn about during this lesson. More than 40 different battles make up the Revolutionary War. Here, you will take a closer look at a few of the most important battles to see how they impacted the war.

Complete the Battles of the Revolutionary War interactive chart below. Use the following sites or your own research to help you complete the chart. If you choose to search for information on your own, just type the name of the battle into a search engine. For example, you might type “Battle of Bunker Hill” into a search engine. Don’t be afraid to ask your teacher or parent to help you complete the chart.

The following sites will help you with your research as you complete your chart:

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When you have finished your chart, you can print it out and share your work with your teacher or parent.

  • Which battle do you think had the biggest impact on the outcome of the war?
  • How might the war have ended if the outcome of any of these battles were different?

When you are finished discussing the questions, keep your chart out. It will help you complete an interactive in the Got It? section.

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