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    Though in the end, the day was won through a bluff placed by the Colonists.
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    the American revolution,Revolution, for both
    of the sides. Benedict started out as an American general, but then betrayed them in order to get into the British army, where he
    got the title of Brigadier General. Although, his betrayal will not occur into later into the American Revolution after he believed another
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Monday, January 30

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    That was the end of the battle, but the beginning of the Revolutionary war. There was a big significance that happened that day. The famous poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson, called the Battle of Lexington "the shot heard 'round the world."
    John Hancock (January 12, 1737-October 8, 1793) was born in Braintree, Massachusetts. He was an orphan at a young age then adopted by a wealthy merchant who has no children. Getting older, he went to the Harvard College for business and graduated at the age of 17. He then worked with his uncle as a clerk and proved to him that he was capable of the business and was sent to England on a business mission. John Hancock became the wealthiest man while beginning his career in boston. He had a sidekick with him which is Samuel Adams.
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    {samuel_adams1.jpg} Samuel Adams (September 27, 1772-October 2, 1803) was a philosopher and one of the Founding Fathers of the U.S. During the of Samuel being in a family that was religious and extremely political, he turned out to be a politician in Massachusetts. At first, he was an unsuccessful tax collector, but a simple Massachusetts meeting concerning politics caught his eye and started becoming political than he ever was. Samuel was one of the first people who fought for Independence. He wrote letters, newspaper articles; just to get the word out to all the people. Some people who supported his ideas were John Hancock, Paul Revere and his cousin, John Adams. Samuel Adams was known as a "troublemaker" or "the most dangerous man in Massachusetts." He basically was the person who started the Revolution with the Boston Tea Party and the Stamp Act. All he did was protest and got so many people on his side. He then signed the Declaration of Independence. Soon in 1780, he helped draft the Massachusetts constitution and became the state's governor.
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Thursday, January 26

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    After the victory for the Americans at the Battle of Trenton, Washington took off for Princeton waiting for the British to fall into their trap again. He was able to move without the British knowing because the American troops had less numbers within the forces. Whereas the British had many more people and supplies to carry on their way. Washington also left men behind to tend campfires to make the British think he was still encamped. As Mawhood left behind 400 soldiers, he set out on a southern route to join Cornwallis. About halfway there he was stopped by Washington and his men and the Battle of Princeton ensued. After hours of trading blows, Mawhood decided that to save as many men as he could, he tried to make a brake for Cornwallis but failed. The British were forced to surrender to the American forces. General Hugh Mercer for the American army also played a role in the Battle of Princeton. Though he died on the battlefield, he still led troops into Princeton and helped surround Mawhood. One of the key quotes in the battle was said by George Washington when he said "It's a fine fox hunt, boys!" which was a reference from the Harlem Heights fox hunt, in which he still had a bitter taste in his mouth from.
    After the Battle of Princeton, Washington moved his Army to Morristown, and Cornwallis went to New Brunswick. This Battle sent a message to the British forces. Though the American army had been pushed around for many years, it showed that it was certainly not out of the revolution yet. The British had never realized the true talent of the American forces until the Battle of Princeton. Also, this was a massive stepping stone, not only for the army, but for George Washington. He was criticized before and people were questioning his true military talents, but after the win at Princeton, Washington really gained the confidence to go on an succeed in future battles to come, and ultimately, the war. Finally, the French had heard about this win in Princeton and were impressed. The Americans needed the French to be notified of their victories because they needed their help. The French provide men, ships, and other goods that would greatly increase the American's chances of winning the war. Ultimately, the Battle of Princeton was one of, if not the most key battle in the Revolutionary War, for the Americans, British, and the French.
    HISTORICAL FIGURES IN THE BATTLE
    GENERAL CHARLES CORNWALLIS
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    Charles Cornwallis was born in London and went to school at Eton and Cambridge.
    His first military action came during Seven Years War when he enlisted
    as one of the members of the British army.
    Cornwallis saw action in most of the major battles of the American Revolution He served with William Howe at the Battle of Long Island in the late summer of 1776, then assisted in the pursuit of Washington across New Jersey. He also was present at the American victory at Trenton, and in September 1777 the British victory at Brandywine. Cornwallis was very annoyed with Howes lack of urgency and initiative, as well as those qualities of Sir Henry Clinton.
    GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON
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    Everyone knows the classic story of George Washington as a kid admitting to cutting down his father's cherry tree, and then eventually becoming the 1st President of the United States. But what most people don't know, is what happened in between the two events. Washington was the leader of the Virginia Militia along with future Revolutionary figures such as George Mason, the principal author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights. Washington always wore his Virginia Blues Military uniform to show the members of the Continental Congress that he would be ready be the leader of the continental army and take on the British military. In the winter of 1776, after brutal defeats at the hands of the British army, Washington and the Continental army marched to its winter quarters at Valley Forge in December.

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Wednesday, January 25

Sunday, January 8

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    were an extremely large group that would easily crush the British. The bluff caused the defeat of the British and the safety of Fort Stanwix.
    For this victory, Arnold received much credit as a general in the Colonialists Army.
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    Barry St. Leger: Barry St. Leger was a British general who led a siege during the American Revolutionary War.Barry started out as
    nothing more then a solider, then proceeded to work up from all the conflict to become a Lieutenant-Colonel by the time the American Revolution began.
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