Mr. Dowling
Battles in the Middle States

How did the battles in the Middle Colonies turn the tide in the American Revolution?

Battle Date What Happened? Victory
Battle of Long Island August 1776 General William Howe lands on Long Island
1,400 Americans were killed, captured or wounded.
The Americans retreat.
Battle of Trenton December 26, 1776 Suprise attack
Washington and his men crossed the Delaware River.
Washington takes Hessian soldiers as prisoners.
Princeton January 1777 Sneak attack victory for the Americans Americans
Battle of Saratoga October 1777 Suprise attack on the British.
Cut down trees and dammed up streams to block the route from Canada to Albany
Troops surrounded the British, Burgoyne surrendered on Oct. 17, 1777
The Battle of Saratoga convinced the French to become an ally of the United States.

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