1780 (Jan - June) In US History
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(Jan-June) In US History? Try this US History
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January 16: the Battle of Cape St. Vincent, during the
American Revolutionary War is fought.
Who was the British Admiral that defeats a Spanish fleet?
- Sir Mark Joy
- Sir Robert Palmer
- Sir George Rodney
2) January 28: A stockade known
as Fort Nashborough is founded on the banks of the Cumberland
River. Two years later the site is renamed Nashville.
What was the site renamed two years later?
3) February 1: Some 8,000
British forces under General Henry Clinton arrive in Charleston,
South Carolina, from New York.
4) February 1: New York cedes
to Congress its western claims, including territory west of Lake
Ontario. In 1792 New York will sell the Erie Triangle.
Who did they sell the area to?
5) Who founded the Omicron Delta Omega co-ed fraternity on
- Samuel Adams
- Benjamin Franklin
- John Hancock
6) March 14:
After a two-week siege, Spanish general, colonial governor of
Louisiana, and Viceroy of New Spain Bernardo de Galvez captures
Fort Charlotte, taking the port of Mobile (in present-day Alabama)
from the British. Fort Charlotte was the last remaining
British frontier post capable of threatening New Orleans in
Spanish Louisiana. Its fall drove the British from the western
reaches of West Florida and reduced the British military presence
in West Florida to its capital, Pensacola.
7) April 8:
British Army troops and naval forces begin their besiegement of
Charleston, South Carolina. British ships sail past Sullivan's
Island to occupy Charleston Harbor.
Who leads the
British Army forces?
- General Benedict Arnold
- General Henry Clinton
- General David White
8) May 6: Fort Cumberland falls
to the British.
9) May 12: An American General
surrenders Charleston to the British. The British lose 255
men while capturing a large American garrison. Washington will
order reinforcements to Charleston, in what is arguably the worst
American defeat of the war.
Who was the American
- Aaron Burr
- Benjamin Lincoln
- Richard Jackson
10) On May 13, the Cumberland Compact was signed
by American settlers in the Cumberland Valley of Tennessee.
11) On May 19, an unaccountable
darkness spreads over New England, regarded by some observers as a
fulfillment of Bible prophecy.
What did the event
become known as?
- Days of Destiny
- Heaven Will Not Help Us
- New England's Dark Day
12) May 29: A clash between
Continental Army forces under Abraham Buford and a mainly Loyalist
force led by Banastre Tarleton occurs near Lancaster, South
Carolina in the Waxhaws area. The British destroyed the American
The site is close to what present-day site?
- Buford, South Carolina
- Greenwood, South Carolina
- North Augusta, South Carolina
13) On June 6,
the Battle of Connecticut Farms, New Jersey was one of the last
major battles between British and American forces in the northern
colonies during the American Revolutionary War. It was a British
Who was the commander of the American
- Clinton Bodie
- Hobart Gap
- William Maxwell
14) On June 23, American forces fight the British
at the Battle of Springfield. With the attempted British invasion
of New Jersey was stopped at Connecticut Farms and Springfield,
major fighting in the North ends. The battle was an American
Who commanded the American forces at the
Battle of Springfield?
- Elias Dayton
- Nathanael Greene
- Bryan Minehart