Revolutionary War

  • Lord Cornwallis Yorktown

    Lord Cornwallis Yorktown
    known as The Earl Cornwallis between 1762 and 1792, was a British Army officer and colonial administrator. In the United States and United Kingdom he is best remembered as one of the leading British generals in the American War of Independence. His 1781 surrender to a combined American-French force at the Siege of Yorktown ended significant hostilities in North America, but is often incorrectly considered the end of the war. It continued for a further two years.
  • Molly Pitcher

    Molly Pitcher
    Molly Pitcher was a woman who fought in the Revolutionary War. She dressed as a man to get in to the War. She was born on October 13, 1744. And died on January 22, 1832.
  • George Rogers Clark

    George Rogers Clark
    George Rogers Clark was a soldier from Virginia, and the highest ranking American military officer on the northwestern frontier during the American Revolutionary War. He was born on November 19, 1752. He died on February 13, 1818.
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    French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War was a seven year long war. The French and Indian War is the common U.S. name for the war between Great Britain and France in North America from 1754 to 1763. In 1756 the war erupted into the world-wide conflict known as the Seven Years' War and thus came to be regarded as the North American theater of that war. In Canada, it is usually just referred to as the Seven Years' War, although French speakers in Quebec often call it La guerre de la Conquête the war of conquest.
  • Nathan Hale

    Nathan Hale
    Nathan Hale was a soldier for the Continentinal Army. He was known for the first American Spy. volunteered for an intelligence-gathering mission, but was captured by the British. He is best remebered for his speech before he got hanged. He said, "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." He was born on June 6, 1755. He died on September 22, 1776.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act of 1765 was a tax imposed by the British Parilament on the British Colonies. The Act required that many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper produced in London. These printed materials were legal documents, magazines, newspapers and many other types of paper used throughout the colonies. Like previous taxes, the Stamp tax had to be paid in valid British currency, not in colonial paper money.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was an incident that led to the deaths of five civilians by the British Soldiers, on March 5, 1770. Three civilians were killed at the scene of the shooting, eleven were injured, and two died after the incident. Crispus Attucks was the first man to die.
  • Tea Tax

    Tea Tax
    The Tea Tax was an Act of the British Parliment to expand the British East India Company's monopoly on the tea trade to all British Colonies, selling excess tea at a reduced price. It was passed on May 10th, 1773.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was a direct action by colonists in Boston, a town in the British colony of Massachusetts, against the British government. On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor. The incident remains an iconic event of American history, and other political protests often refer to it.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The First Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from twelve of the thirteen North American colonies that met on September 5, 1774, at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, early in the American Revolution. Called in response to the passage of the Coercive Acts by the British Parliament, the Congress was attended by 56 members appointed by the legislatures of twelve of the Thirteen Colonies, the exception being the the Province of Georgia, which did not send delegates.
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    Midnight Ride

    Paul Revere, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott all contributed to this event. They got on horses and rode from Boston to Lexigton and Concord. Paul went to Lexington and got captured, but he got released.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    The battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. They were fought on April 19, 1775, in Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, within the towns of Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Menotomy, and Cambridge, near Boston. About 700 British Army regulars, under Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith, were given secret orders to capture and destroy military supplies that were reportedly stored by the Massachusetts militia at Concord.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The Second Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that met beginning on May 10, 1775, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, soon after warfare in the American Revolutionary War had begun. It succeeded the First Continental Congress, which met briefly during 1774, also in Philadelphia. The second Congress managed the colonial war effort, and moved incrementally towards independence, adopting the United States Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776.
  • Breeds & Bunker Hill

    Breeds & Bunker Hill
    In the battles of Breeds and Bunker Hill, the patriots were outnumbered. They had to retreat againt the British. The patriots started retreating around midnight. It took all night to cross the river. This battle happened in Charleston, MA.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson. John Hancock was the first person to sign, he was president. A few days later all the delegates representing the 13 states signed the Declaration of Independence.
  • Battle of Long Island

    Battle of Long Island
    General Washington and the Continentinal Army went to defend New York city. It was the first major war in the Revolutionary War.
  • Crossing the Delaware

    Crossing the Delaware
    This was the first planned surprise attack organized by George Washington, against the Hessian forces at Trenton, NJ.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    General Washington ordered the crossing of the Delaware, on December 25, to surprise attack the the Hessians early morning, Washington led 2,400 men, horses and 18 cannons across, Early morning the next day, the Patriots attacked. We won.
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    Battle of Saratoga

    British lost this battle against the Patriots. The British surrendered on October 17th.
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    Valley Forge

    It was a camp for the Continentinal Army.
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    Battle of Vincennes

    The Battle of Vincennes, Clark and his group went to the Fort Vincennes and took a British prisoner and found everything that they knew. They went to war and the Patriots left 150 British soldiers.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris was signed on September 3rd, 1783. Signed by the Congress of the Confederation on January 14, 1784, and by the King