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Map 1: Guilford Courthouse &
surrounding area.
[Graphic] Map 1 with link to higher quality map.

The Guilford Courthouse battlefield is located within the northwest boundary of modern Greensboro, North Carolina.

Questions for Map 1

1. Using a general map of the United States, locate the northern colonies of Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. It is in these colonies that the heaviest fighting occurred from 1775 to 1780. Now locate Saratoga, New York. Why is this battle significant to the American Revolution?

2. Using Map 1, note the location of Guilford Courthouse. Now locate Wilmington, North Carolina and Yorktown, Virginia. Based on the what you have learned thus far, explain the significance of these sites. Why was the control of American seaports so important to the British during the war?

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