• Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a street fight that occurred on March 5, 1770, between a "patriot" mob, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers. Several colonists were killed.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was caused by the British raising the price of tea, so some very important Americans dressed up like Native Americans and destroyed several million (in todays economy) dollars worth of tea.
  • Battle of Lexington & Concord

    Battle of Lexington & Concord
    On the evening of April 18th, the British troops were ferried across the Boston Harbor to start their march on Lexington. Paul Revere hung two lanterns in the church steeple. Then Paul Revere, William Dawes and Dr. Samuel Prescott rode to warn the colonists that the British were coming. Paul Revere rode to Lexington and alerted Samual Adams and John Hancock. By the time the British soldiers reached Lexington, Samual Adams and John Hancock had escaped
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill

    The Battle of Bunker Hill
    This battle took place in the Charlestown Peninsula on the North side of Boston Harbor. It was between the British troops of the Boston garrison and the troops of the American Continental Army. There were about 2,400 British troops against 1,500 Americans. The British took over the Bunker and Breed’s Hill positions and fortified them, holding them until they evacuated Boston at the end of the year. The battle was the first action for the Continental Army and showed how much work there was to
  • The Battle of New York

    The Battle of New York
    This battle took place as the British stregthened their army over several weeks. Then Howe once again moved his army to the north to outflank Washington, this time at Throgs Neck. He landed there successfully, but his forces were bottled up on the Neck, which, depending on the tides, was sometimes an island. Washington decided to withdraw north to White Plains. The British slowly followed. It took Howe ten days to arrive in White Plains. There, on October 28th, the British troops captured Chatte
  • Declaration of Independence Signing

    Declaration of Independence Signing
    The Declaration was written by Thomas Jefferson. The Declaration was approved and signed on July fouth 1776. The first person to sign the declaration was John Hancock.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    This battle tok place between the British and the Americans with the Hessians helping the British. The Americans and George Washington won this battle.
  • Battle of Princeton

    Battle of Princeton
    This war was between7,000 Americans, 8,000 British and Hessians although only 1,200 British troops were engaged.
    The Americans outmanoeuvred the British and escaped Cornwallis’ encircling move, although the troops of Mawhood’s two regiments, the 17th and 55th Foot, must be considered the heroes of the battle.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    This battle took place in Saratoga on the Hudson River. The British force comprised some 5,000 British, Canadians and Indians. By the time of the surrender the American force was around 12,000 to 14,000 militia and troops. The Americans forced the British to surrender.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    This was the campground of the Continental Army from December 19 1777 to June 19 1778. The army entered the camp untrained and weak but left a great army with the help of Friedrich von Steuben.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    This battle took place from the 28th of September till the 19th of October 1781. The Americans and the French surronded Cornwallis troops in Yorktown and they when they started launching cannons at the city the British surrendered therefore pretty much ending the war.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    This treaty ended the revolution, and also agknowledged that the thirteen colonies were an independent nation and set the borders between America and British North America. All prisoners of war were released.