Battle of Long Island
By Nate Burns
The American Revolution lasted from 1775 until 1783. The first shots were fired at Lexington, Massachusetts. The colonists were divided between Patriots and Loyalists. Before the United States and Great Britain signed the Treaty of Paris officially ending the war, there were many battles fought. One of the battles that was important during the struggle for American independence was the Battle of Long Island. General Howe was the leader who led his troops to victory.