The Revolutionary War

  • The Boston Tea Party

    On November 29, 1773 the americans invaded British ships and dumped thousandsb of pounds of tea into the Boston Harbor. This later became known as the Boston Tea Party.
  • Revolutionary War begins

    The Revolutionary War began on April 19, 1775. It began in Lexington when the first shot was fired. This shot is also known as, "The shot that was heard ‘round the world". "The shot that was heard 'round the world" is still a mystery. No one knows which side fired the shot or why.
  • George Washington takes command of Continental Army

    On June 13, 1775, George Washington rides out before the soldiers gathered at Cambridge common in Massachusetts and draws his sword, formally taking command of the Continental Army.
  • First Virginia Constitution

    Virginia approved its first constitution in 1776, in conjunction with the Declaration of Independence by the original thirteen states of the United States of America.
  • British capture Fort Ticonderoga

    The British captured Fort Ticonderoga on July 6,1777. They placed cannons on a peak the overlooked the fort.
  • French Arrive in Rhode Island

    On July 11, 1780, the French arrived in Rhode Island to aid the American cause. The French were allies of the Americans during the Revolutionary War.
  • Cornwallis surrenders

    Cornwallis and British army were surrounded on land and by sea by the French and American armies. He surrendered at Yorktown, Virginia.
  • Revolutionary War ends

    The Revolutionary War officially ended on September 3, 1783 when the Treaty of Paris was signed. It was signed by United States and British Representatives. The American representativs were John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and John Jay.
  • British Evacuate

    On November 25, 1783, the British evacuated the colonies. They didnt evacuate until two months after the officail end of the war.
  • Washington Resigns

    Gearge Washington resignes from being commander on December 23, 1783.