Barratt-Tommy McGlennon-Revolutionary War

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  • French supply the Americans

    Since early 1776 the French have supplied the Americans with weapons.
  • War moves to the Middle States

    British move from the New Engaland states to the middle states.
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    Sailing to New York harbor

    Two brothers by the name General William Howe and Admiral Richard Howe joined forces with the largest British force ever assembled with 32,000 soldiers. This included thousands of German mercenaries. With these men they sailed to New York.
  • Defeat in New York

    On this date the Patriots lost to the British in New York
  • Personal Voice of a volunteer

    Michael Graham was a Continental Army volunteer that described the chaotic withdrawl. He wrote of canons blasting and his fellow soldiers being killed. It was truly a gruesome sight for him.
  • Washington sails

    In a fierce storm Washington and his men sailed across the frezzing Delaware River.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    At 8 o'clock in the morning they marched nine miles in snow to Trenton, New Jersey. The Patriots attacked the drunk Hessians and killed 30, took 918 captive and took six cannons.
  • Another encouraging victory

    The Patriots also beat 1,200 British soldiers at Princeton.
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    General Howe and Philadelphia

    Spring of 1777 General Howe began his campaign to seize the American capital at Philadelphia.
  • Victory at Saratoga

    Many American troops surrounded General John Burgoyne at Saratoga. He surrendered his army to General Gates.
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    Valley Forge

    Served as the Continental Army's camp during the winter. Here the Patriots huddled together in makeshift huts.
  • Treaty of alliance

    French signs an alliance with the Americans.
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    British move South

    After their defeat at Saratoga the British travelled south.
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    British success in the South

    At the end of 1778 a British expedition took Savannah, Georgia. By spring 1779 a new commander commanded Georgia. In 1780 Henry Clinton along with the general Charles Cornwallis sailed south with 8,500. In May 1780 the British captured Charles Town, South Carolina. For most of 1780 Cornwallis succeeded.
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    Marquis da Lafayette joins Washington

    20 year old military leader, Marquis da Lafayette joined the Americans and commanded in Virginia for the last few years of the war.
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    French arrive

    In 1780 the French arrived with an army of 6,000 and landed in Newport, Rhode Island.
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    New Superintendent

    Congress appointed a rich Philadelphia merchant name Robert Morris as superintenent of finance. His associate was a jewish refugee named Haym Salomon from Poland.
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    Forces met

    In January of 1781 at Cowpens, South Carolina the British expected to outnumber the Americans, but actually surrendered.
  • Letter from Greene to Lafayette

    Greene had written to Lafayette for him to help the American forces.
  • Troops paid

    The American troops were finally paid in gold coins by Morris and Salomon.
  • Armies in a line near Yorktown and the Defeat of the British

    Armies in a line near Yorktown and the Defeat of the British
    Colonel William Fontaine of the Virginia militia stood with American and French armieslining a road near Yorktown, Virginia. The French and American armies surrounded the British on land and by sea, forcing General Cornwallis to surrender. On the 19th they met and accepted the British's surrenderence.
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    Peace starts

    Peace is being taled about in
    paris in 1782.
  • Treaty of Paris (picture would not load)

    In September of 1783, delegates signed the Treaty of Paris. This gave the United States it's Independence. The United States stretched from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River and from Canada to the Florida border.