George Washington's Leadership at Trenton, Saratoga & Valley Forge


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Which does NOT describe the winter at Valley Forge?

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1. Why did the American Revolution almost fail in 1776?

2. Why were the British caught off guard at the Battle of Trenton?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set check your knowledge of the events surrounding the Continental Army when they faced the British at Trenton and Saratoga along with their winter at Valley Forge. Topics you need to know to pass the quiz include the location of British forces in 1777 and the military alliance with the French.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of these topics:

  • Chronological order of events from the American control of Boston to the French alliance
  • Location where Americans squared off against General Burgoyne's British forces
  • British army strongholds in 1777
  • The battle that resulted in an open alliance between the Americans and the French
  • Life for the Continental Army during the winter at Valley Forge

Skills Practiced

Practice these following skills as you complete the quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about France's support of the Continental Army
  • Interpreting recall - access information related to things that happened in winter at Valley Forge
  • Knowledge application - use what you've learned to answer questions about key events and locales during this period in the Revolutionary War

Additional Learning

To learn more, read the lesson George Washington's Leadership at Trenton, Saratoga & Valley Forge. It explores the following objectives:

  • Understand the Battle of Trenton as both a military victory and a morale boost for Americans
  • Identify how the lack of additional troops for British General John Burgoyne and American General Benedict Arnold's actions influenced the outcome of the Battle of Saratoga
  • Recognize the role formal and informal French assistance played in the strategy of Washington's army
  • Explore how Washington chose to use the winter at Valley Forge to the Continental Army's advantage by training the soldiers