APUSH midterm important battles

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  1. Decisive colonial victory in upstate New York, which helped secure French support for the Revolutionary cause.
    Battle of Saratoga (1777)-
  2. Fought on the outskirts of Boston, on Breed’s Hill, thebattle ended in the colonial militia’s retreat, though at a heavy cost to theBritish.
    Bunker Hill, Battle of (June 1775)­
  3. First major battle of the civil war and a victory for the South, it dispelled Northern Illusions of swift victory.
    Bull Run (Manassas Junction), Battle of (July 1861)-
  4. Key victory for Union General Ulysses S. Grant, it securedthe North’s hold on Kentucky and paved the way for Grant’s attacks deeper intoTennessee
    Fort Henry and Fort Donelson, Battle of (February 1862)
  5. Bloody Civil War battle on the Tennesse-Mississippi borderthat resulted in the deaths of more than 23,000 soldiers and ended in amarginal Union victory
    Shiloh, Battle of (April 1862)
  6. Landmark battle in the Civil War that essentially ended in a draw but demonstrated the prowess of the Union army, forestalling foreign intervention and giving Lincoln the “victory” he needed to issue the Emancipation Proclamation.
    Antietam, Battle of (September 1862)
  7. Decisive victory in Virginia for Confederate Robert E. Lee, who successfully repelled a Union attack on his lines.
    Fredericksburg, Battle of (December 1862)
  8. Civil war battle in Pennslyvania that ended in a Unionvictory, spelling doom for the Confederacy, which never again managed to invadethe North. Site of General George Pickett’s daring but doomed charge on theNorthern lines.
    Gettysburg, Battle of (July 1863)
  9. 2 and ½ month siege of a confederate fort on the Mississippi River in Tennessee. Vicksburg finally fell to Ulysses S. Grant in July of 1863, giving the Union Army control of the Mississippi River and splitting the South into two.
    Vicksburg, seige of (1863)
  10. South Carolina location whereConfederate forces fired the first shots of the Civil War in April of 1861,after Union forces attempted to provision the fort.
    Fort Sumter
  11. Resounding victory of American forces against the British, restoring American confidence and fueling an outpouring of nationalism. Final battle of the War of 1812.
    New Orleans, Battle of (January1815)
  12. Resulted in the capture of Mexican dictator Santa Anna,who was forced to withdraw his troops from Texas and recognize the Rio Grandeas Texas’s Southwestern border.
    San Jacinto, Battle of (1836)-
  13. Fought between Britain and the United States largelyover the issues of trade and impressment. Though the war ended in a relativedraw, it demonstrated America’s willingness to defend its interests militarily,earning the young nation newfound respect from European powers.
    War of 1912
  14. Virginia slave revolt that resulted in the deaths ofsixty whites and raised fears among white Southerners of further uprisings
    Nat turner Rebellion
  15. Resulted in the defeat of Shawnee chief Tenskwatawa,“the Prophet” at the hands William Henry Harrison in the Indiana wilderness. Afterthe battle, the Prophet’s brother, Tecumseh, forged an alliance with theBritish against the United States.
    Battle of Tippecanoe
  16. Battle for the control of New York. British troopsoverwhelmed the colonial militias and retained control of the city for most ofthe war.
    Battle of Long Island
  17. George Washington surprised and captured a garrison ofsleeping German Hessians, raising the morale of his crestfallen army and settingthe stage for his victory at Princeton a week later
    Battle of Trenton (December 1776)
  18. George Washington, with the aid of the French Army, besiegedCornwallis at Yorktown, while the French naval fleet prevented Britishreinforcements from coming ashore. Cornwallis surrendered, dealing a heavy blowto the British war effort and paving the way for an eventual peace.
    Battle of Yorktown
  19.  First battles ofthe Revolutionary War, fought outside of Boston. The colonial militia successfullydefended their stores of munitions, forcing the British to retreat to Boston.
    Battles of Lexington and Concord
  20. Encampment where George Washington’s poorly equipped armyspent a wretched, freezing  winter.Hundreds of men died and more than a thousand desertedThe plight of thestarving, shivering soldiers reflected the main weakness of the American army—alack of stable supplies and munitions.
    Valley Forge
  21. Second in a series of conflicts between the Europeanpowers for control of North America, fought between the En glish and French colonistsin the North, and the English and Spanish in Florida. Under the peace treaty,the French ceded Acadia (Nova Scotia), Newfoundland, and Hudson Bay to Britain.
    Queen Anne War
  22. Small-scale clash between Britain and Spain in the Caribbean and in the buffer colony, Georgia. It merged with the much larger War of Austrian Succession in 1742.
    War of Jenkin's Ear
  23. War fought largely between French trappers, British settlers, and their respective Indian allies from 1689–1697. The colonial theater of the larger War of the League of Augsburg in Europe.
    King Williams War
  24. Series of assaults by Metacom, King Philip, on En glishsettlements in New England. The attacks slowed the westward migration of New England settlers for several decades.
    King Phillips war
  25. Key American victory against Mexican forces in theMexican-American War. Elevated General Zachary Taylor to national prominenceand helped secure his success in the1848 presidential election.
    Battle of Buena Vista
  26. )- Series of clashes in Illinois and Wisconsin betweenAmerican forces and Indian chief Black Hawk of the Sauk and Fox tribes, whounsuccessfully tried to reclaim territory lost under the 1830 Indian RemovalAct.
    Black Hawk War
  27. Fought between Spaniards under Don Juan de Oñate andthe Pueblo Indians in present-day New Mexico. Spaniards brutally crushed thePueblo  peoples and established theterritory as New Mexico in 1609
    Battle of Acoma
  28.  Nine-year warbetween the British and the French in North America. It resulted in theexpulsion of the French from the North American mainland and helped spark theSeven Years’ War in Europe.
    French and Indian War (Seven Years’ War) (1754–1763)-
  29.  Decisive battlebetween the Miami confederacy and the U.S. Army. British forces refused toshelter the routed Indians, forcing the latter to attain a peace settlementwith the United States.
    Battle of Fallen Timbers
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APUSH midterm important battles
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APUSH midterm important battles

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