Revolution

  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The massacre involved the Townshend Acts and the rebellion of the colonists. A fight broke out, involving the colonist and the British soldiers, killing three colonists men and injuring 2.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A group of colonists boarded ships that had taxed tea (from Britian) on them and destroyed the tea by throwing it into the Harbor.
  • Battle of Lexington & Concord

    Battle of Lexington & Concord
    This was the first battle of the Revolutionary War. It was actually two battles. The first was the Battle of Lexington which was held in Massachusetts. The second battle was Concord. Paul Revere is best known for riding through the towns yelling "The British are coming!". Noone knows who fired the first shot. but the Colonists did win the first battle, losing the least amount of men.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    Took place in Massachusettts. The Colonists won and it was one of the most important victories for the Americans.
  • Declaration of Independence Signing

    Declaration of Independence Signing
    The Declaration was mainly written by Thomas Jefferson. It was signed by 56 men. John Hancock's signature is the largest and first signature on the Declaration. It was signed in the Pennsylvania State House.
  • Battle of New York

    Battle of New York
    The British captured New York. The redcoats forced out General Washington not once, but twice.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    The Americans won this battle. It was held in New Jersey, where it was very cold. The conditions were almost unbearable. Many died just from the weather alone.
  • Battle of Princeton

    Battle of Princeton
    Commander George Washington claimed another victory at Princeton, New Jersey.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The battles were held on September 19 and October 7, 1777. It was a big American victory where a British army surrendered. This allowed the Americans to retake New York.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    This was the breaking point for the Revolutionary War. Many soldiers decided they couldn't stand the harsh temperatures and conditions. Many left while some stuck it out. In Feburary, soldiers started coming in and the food supply started to rise. This boosted the spirits of the soldiers and they pressed on.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The battles were held on September 28 and October 19, 1781. This was the surrender of the British army. It was the last major battle. The war was held in Yorktown Virginia.
  • Treaty of Paris (the one that ended the Revolutionary War)

    Treaty of Paris (the one that ended the Revolutionary War)
    This document ended the Revolutionary War. The Congress and King of Great Britain signed the document. John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and John Jay were the representatives who signed the treaty for the colonists.