Significance Of The Siege Of Boston

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Lexington and Concord were significant because they were the sites of the first bloodshed of the war. These conflicts were what started the war (McCullough 7).
The significance of Breed’s Hill or Bunker Hill was that it was the second bloodshed of the war. As a result the king decided, “We must persist.” (McCullough 7)
The Siege of Boston had significance because it was the first American victory. This victory made Britain back down a little bit.
The significance of Charleston, Massachusetts was that it was the location of the British frontlines during the Siege of Boston. Charleston was on the peninsula of Massachusetts. This helped the Americans keep the British bottled up (McCullough 25-26).
Mount Vernon was significant because it was Washington’s
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When the Americans started losing the number of men in the Colonial army started to drop significantly. Those numbers dropped even father when the weather turned into rain and snow. These previous sentences show the meaning of the second statement in Paine’s pamphlet, “The American Crisis,” “The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country…” All of the men were suffering but the men who stuck it out even in the hardest of times were the heroes and they were the men that would feel the most accomplished and appreciated. This all summarizes the purpose of Paine’s writing of “The American …show more content…
Grant led his men in America, a land they were all highly unaccustomed to. Many of the British were not prepared for the harsh winter they endured while in America. Along with the weather, Grant and his men had to stay in America longer than they had expected because of orders. Grant endured all the harsh conditions that the Colonial army did while nit being prepared for what America had in store. John Adams was another man who managed through the trails of the war. Adams was a fairly poor man who became the head of the Board of War. Adams saw men in conflict all the time even on the same side. He believed that very few individuals understood what the men of this war were encountering. Everyone, American and British alike, was “tried” by this catastrophic war. The men who deserted, men that died daily of disease, battle, and wounds were “tried” and so were the men who did not die. The weather was uncooperative and death ran rampped. Through all the tribulations of the war soldiers still fought even though these were the times that tried their

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