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A Young Patriot
by Jim Murphy

The Big Events

Joseph Plumb Martin's childhood and teenage years occurred during some of the most important years in American history. His life was not separate from those events, however; he was involved in many of them. How did they affect him?

The chart below lists events that led to the creation of the United States. After reading A Young Patriot, skim through it to look for Martin's reaction to those events.

Joseph Plumb Martin's reactions
1765 Stamp Act

1775 Battles of Lexington and Concord

1775 Battles of Ticonderoga and Bunker Hill

1776 Declaration of Independence

1776 Battle of Long Island

1777 Battle of Germantown

Winter of 1777-78 Valley Forge

1778 Battle of Monmouth

1781 Battle of Yorktown

1783 Peace Treaty with Britain

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