George Washington -
2 (1775 - 1783)
1) Washington assumed command of the
Continental Army in the field, in July 1775, during the ongoing
siege of Boston. Where did Washington assume command of the
2) Realizing his army's desperate shortage of
gunpowder, Washington asked for new sources. American troops
raided British arsenals, including some in the Caribbean, and
some manufacturing was attempted. They obtained a barely
adequate supply (about 2.5 million pounds) by the end of 1776,
mostly from France.
reorganized the army during the long standoff, and forced the
British to withdraw by putting artillery on Dorchester Heights
overlooking the city. When did the British evacuated Boston and
Washington moved his army to New York City.
4) In August 1776, a
British general launched a massive naval and land campaign
designed to seize New York. Who was the British general?
5) The Continental Army under Washington engaged the
British for the first time as an army of the newly independent
United States at the largest battle of the entire war. The
Americans were heavily outnumbered, many men deserted, and
Washington was badly beaten. What was the battle?
Battle of Manhattan
Battle of Long Island
Battle of Harlem
6) Washington retreated north from the city
to avoid encirclement, enabling the British to take the
offensive. What did the British capture on November 16, 1776
with high Continental casualties.
7) Washington staged a
comeback with a surprise attack on a Hessian outpost in western
New Jersey. He led his army across the Delaware River to capture
nearly 1,000 Hessians in Trenton, New Jersey. When was the
December 2, 1776
December 25, 1776
December 25, 1777
8) Washington's loss of
Philadelphia prompted some members of Congress to discuss
removing Washington from command. This attempt failed after
Washington's supporters rallied behind him.
9) Where did Washington's army of 11,00 go into winter quarters
at north of Philadelphia in December 1777?
10) The surrender at
Yorktown on October 17, 1781, marked the end of major fighting
in continental North America. Who did Washington at Yorktown?