Revolutionary War Era

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    Revolutionary War Era

  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    Cornwallis surrennders in Yorktown.
  • Cornwallis Surrenders

    Cornwallis Surrenders
    Cornwallis sends his deputy to formaly surrender the British Army of more than 7,000 men in Yorktown
  • The Iroquois Confederacy Declares Neutrality

    The Iroquois Confederacy Declares Neutrality
    They thought that by siding with the British they were encouraging further white encroachment. This weakened the Confederation's strength by causing different sections to side with different people. Three out of the six nations sided with the British. One was split into many preferences. The other two sided with American revolutionaries.
  • Saratoga

    The American victory at Saratoga reaches London.
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    British & the South

    During this time period, the British went through the South fighting both large and small battles trying to neutrilize the South. The British thought that the South had more loyalists than the North so they thought they could rally support for the British. However, they miscalculated the amount of patriots in the South. Additionally, many loyalists refused to help the British because of fear of the patriots. The British tried to get blacks to join the British in exchange for their liberty.
  • France & U.S.

    France & U.S.
    French recognize U.S. as a nation, thanks to Benjamin Franklin's efforts, which increases French assistance to the Americans. From then on they became the American's most important assistant. Throughout the next 2 years France, Spain, and the Netherlands all went to war with Great Britain which distracted the British army. Eventually, this led to the American victory.
  • Sir Henry Clinton & Howe

    Sir Henry Clinton & Howe
    Sir Henry Clinton replaced Howe (both British). They moved to New York and stayed there. Fighting in the North is almost non-existant. Everything is so passive in the North that Rogers Clack is sent on an expedition to take Indian/British forts out West.
  • Capture of Savannah, Georgia

    Capture of Savannah, Georgia
    It was a British victory.
  • Charleston

    Another British victory in the South as they capture Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Camden, SC

    Camden, SC
    British commander Cornwallis defeats the American forces under Horatio Gates. Gates is replaced by Nathanael Greene, ironically a Quaker. Besides Washington, he was the best and most able commander of the Revolutionary War.
  • Patriots

    Patriots from backwoods killed, wounded, and captured 1,100 New York and South Carolina auxiliary tories from Brits.
  • Patriots

    Patriots from the backwoods killed, wounded, and captured 1,100 Tories from New York and South Carolina that were helping the British.
  • Cowpens

    American forces inflicteda severe blow at Cowpens on Cornwallis's troops.
  • American Victory

    American Victory
    American forces inflicted severe blow at Cowpens on Cornwallis.
  • North Carolina

    North Carolina
    Green withdrew from North Carolina, but Cornwallis abandoned Carolina campaign anyways because of the loss of many men.
  • Preliminary Treaty

    Preliminary Treaty
    Franklin, Jay, and Adams sign a preliminary treaty with Great Britain to end fighting.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Great Britain and America signed the Treaty of Paris ending the Revolutionary War
  • Tie?

    Greene withdrew from battle at Guildford Court House, North Carolina, but Cornwallis lost so many men he abandoned the Carolina campaign.