Barrat-Brenda-Revolutionary war

  • French are sneaky

    the french have been sending weapons to the Patriots since early 1776
  • 1776 British move tomiddle states

    British had previously retreated from Boston in March 1776 moving the theatre of war to the middle states.
  • New york Harbor

    two brothers, General William Howe and Admiral Richard Howe, joined forces on staten island and sailed into New York harbor, with the largest British expeditionary force ever assembled.
  • Volunteer

    Michael Graham a continental army volunteer, described the chaotic with drawal
  • Washington's army pushed

    British had pushed Washington's army across the Delaware river
  • Washington takes a risk

    Washington resolved to risk everything on one bold stroke out for Christmas night, he lied 2,400 men in small rowboats across the ice-chocked Delaware River. Surprise attack, Americans killed 30 of Hessians, took 918 Captives and six Hessian cannons
  • Enlistment ends

    Fewer than eight thousand men remained under Washington's command and the terms of their enlistment were due to end on Dec. 31
  • victory against British

    Americans were rallied by another destonishing victory against 1,200 British stationed at Princeton.
  • The continental Army's camp

    Albigense Walds worked as a surgion at valley forge outside PA, which served as the site of the continental Army's camp.
  • General Howe campaign

    Muddy Fields dried out, General Howe began his campaign to seize the American capital at Philadelphia.
  • surrender to General gates

    Massed Americans troops finally surrounded Burgoyne to Saragota, where he surrendered hit battered army to general gates.
  • French sign on Alliance to Cooperate

    French sign on Alliance to Cooperate
    the French recognized American independence and signed an alliance, or treaty of cooperation with the Americans
  • transformation in Valley Forge

    in the mist of the frozen winter of Valley Forge. american troops began an amazing transformation. Frildrich von steuben volunteered his services to General Washington and want to teach the soldiers to be better.
  • British change military strategy

    after their devastating defeat at Saratoga, the British changed their military strategy; in the summer of 1778 they began the shift their operations to the south
  • Savannah

    A British expedition easily took Savannah, Georgia.
  • Lafayette joins Washington's staff

    the young lafayette joined Washington's staff and bore the misery of Valled Forge, lobbied for French reinforcements and led a command in Virginia in the last years of the war.
  • Commander of Georgia

    A royal governor once again commanded Georgia
  • General Henry Clinton

    replaced Howe in New York , along with the ambitious general Charles cornwallis sailed south with 8,500 men
  • British capture Charles

    in their greatest victory of the war, the British captured Charles Town, South Carolina and marched 5,500 American soldiers off as prisoners of war.
  • French Army lands in Newport

    a french Army of 6,000had landed in Newport, Rhode Island, after the British left the City to focus on the South
  • Continental army fights back

    when the forces met at cowpens south carolina the British expected the out numbered Americans to flee; but the Continental army fought back, and forced the redcoats to surrender.
  • Officer of Continental Army

    wrote a letter to lafeyette asking for help.
  • Robert Morris as superintendent

    the congress appointed a rich Philadelphia merchant named Robert Morris as superintendent of finance. Morris and Solomon begged and borrowed on thier personal credit to raise money to provide salaries for the continental Army.
  • troops are paid

    the troops were finally paid in specie and gold coins
  • Cornwallis surrenders

    With his troops out numbered by the more than two to one and exhausted from the constant shelling, cornwallis finally raised the white flag of surrender
  • William Fontaine

    Colonial William Fontaine of the Virginia militia stood with the American and French armies lining a road near yorktown Virginia to witness the formal British surrender.
  • the french accept the surrender

    a triumphant Washington, the French generals and their troops assembled to accept the British surrender
  • peace

    peace talks began in paris
  • u.s.confirms independence

    the delegates signed the treaty of paris, which confirmed u.s. independence and set the boundaries of the new nation