Neal/Revolutionary War

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    French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War was fought between france and England over lands in the Ohio River valley.The British won but had a lot of debt after the war. Britain have to pay for the war by taxes. The colnists resisted
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act was a tax on all paper. The colonists didn't like this and said,"No taxation without representation"! Colonist orgainized a Stamp Act. congress which sent a petiton to the king and declared a boycott on British goods that led to the repeal of the Stamp Act.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    The Tea Act was not a tax.It was a law passed by British parliament stating that only the East India company, a British business could sell tea to the 13 colonies. The Boston tea party caused the Intolerble Acts.
  • The Intolerble Acts

    The Intolerble Acts
    Britian closed the Boston Harbor and took away the right of the colony of Massachusetts to govern itself. Britian wanted to force the colonists to pay for the tea dumped in the harbor. The Continental Congress established a boycott on all trade with Britian.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    The first shots of the Revolution were fired here . Know as "the shots heard round the world". The British went to Lexington to capture trouble makers and to destory the colonists 'military supplies. Minutemen were ready when the British Recoats arrived at Lexington.
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill

    The Battle of Bunker Hill
    American troops were forced to surrender when they ran out of gun powder. The British had many to die in this battle. During the battle Americans hid behind rocks and trees to fight the British. The battle showed the Americans that they needed allies to supply ammunition.
  • The Battle of Sartoga

    The Battle of Sartoga
    The turning point of the war for the American Patriots. American forces defeated the British in their attempt to split the colonies at the Hudson River. Because of this victory the French were willing to enter into an alliance with the Americans which brought both financial aide and help of the French Navy.
  • The Battle of Cowpens

    The Battle of Cowpens
    An important battle in South Carolina that showed the cooperation of the regular Continental Army and its helpers. The Country men led the attack and then fled the field tricking the British into thinking the Americans were retreating. Instead the British were lured to the regular army where they were defeated.
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    The Battle of Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown was the final battle of the war. The French blockaded the British ships. The British couldn't esape. surrounded by American and French forces the British were defeated and surrenderded