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Following the outbreak of hostilities at Lexington and Concord, revolutionary sentiment in Britain's American colonies was at a fever pitch, Yet within months of the first shots being fired, an ominous reality set in among the patriots - their army was in desperate straits.
This two-part U.S. History worksheet focuses on the disastrous early years of the American campaign for independence, when the Continental Army was outmanned, outgunned, and constantly on the brink of annihilation. Part I is a matching exercise that includes important people and terms, such as: Valley Forge, the Marquis de Lafayette, Gen. John Burgoyne and the Battles of Trenton and Saratoga. Part II is a short answer essay that asks one simple question: how did the Continental Army survive such long odds to defeat the greatest military power on Earth?
Perfect as a classroom exercise, homework assignment or review activity!
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