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Battles of The Reavolution

By mghck18
  • The Royal Proclamation

    The Royal Proclamation
    King George III issued the Royal proclamation against the thirteen colonies. It restricted them from passing the Appalachian Mountains into the land the colonist had already fought for and won from the Indians. Photocredit: Flickr
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    Stamp Act

    After the war with France, British parliment vote in favor of the Stamp Act, placing a tax on anything needing a stamp. In 1776, the British repeal the tax after colonist continually tar and feather tax collectors.
  • Townshend Acts

    Another tax on the colonist put a tax on tea, glass, paint, and paper. Colonist became outraged and violent, until the taxes were repealed, except for the one on tea.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Because of the Royal Proclamation and taxes, colonists were raused and began harrassing British soldiers with snowballs on King Street, in Boston. They shot at the colonists, killing five and wounding eleven. Photocredit: Flickr
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Two years after the Boston Masacre: The British inforce a tea tax. Colonists are outraged. They dress up as Mohawk Indian and board the Tea Ships in Boston Harbor, dumping all of the tea into the Harbor. Photocredit: Flickr
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    The was the Colonists punishment for the incident of the Boston Tea Party. The British shut off Boston Harbor until the Port Bill was paid off. Photocredit: Flickr
  • Paul Revere's Ride

    Paul Revere's Ride
    This is the night of the legendary rides of Paul Revere, Willian Dawes and Samuel Prescott which they warned the colonists that "The British are coming!". Photocredit: Flickr
  • Battle at Lexington

    Battle at Lexington
    British Militia meet a group of colonial Militia en route to Concord. The British Regulars then arrived, telling the militias to leave. The Shot Heard Round the world rings out, and the Colonist flee, allowing the Brits to continue on to Concord. Photocredit: Flickr
  • Old North Bridge, Concord

    Old North Bridge, Concord
    The British Regulars move onto Concord after the Lexington Green. They cross the Old North Bridge three abreast. The colonial Militia take advantage of this, having the high ground, and start shooting. The British reatreat back to Boston. photocredit: Flickr
  • First Continetnal Congress

    First Continetnal Congress
    Fifty five delegates from the thirteen colonies met to dicuss their issues with britain. Their first order of business was to reconcile with Britain peacefully and establish a colonial government. However, it didn't pass. This is also the same day that Ft. Ticonderoga was captured by the Green Mountain Boys. Photocredit: unknown artist
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The second meeting of the continental congress. These men eventually drafted and committed treason by signing the Declaration of Independence. Photocredit: Flickr
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    The Colonist wait out in trenches dug on Bunker hilll. British Gerneal Gage thought the colonists to be a threat, and odered them to be taken out. The British charged three time and retreated twice. On the third go, the colonist run out of ammo and retreat. 1,100 British deaths. Photocredit: Flickr
  • Evacuation Day

    The cannons stolen from Ft. Ticonderoga by the Green Mountain Boys arrive in Boston. The British realize they no longer have control of Boston, and leave.
  • Battle of White Plains

    Battle of White Plains
    After giving up Manhattan to British soldiers, Gen Washington reestablished his army at White PLains.  British General Howe ordered an attack on Oct 28, driving the Continental Army from the field.  
  • A Letter from George Washington

    General George Washington is asking Conneticut General Joseph Soencer to create a diversion in Trenton...
  • The American Crisis

    Thomas Paine states in his book, The American Crisis, that "the summer soldier and the sunshine patriot" will cowor in battle and let down their country. He wished that independence had come eight months earlier, so not to have gone through the winter.
  • The Conduct of the Enemy

    A Report about the Conduct of the British from the Continental Congress.
  • Battle of Brandywine

    Battle of Brandywine
    British Gen Howe sent 5,000 troops to Washington, while the rest of the British army moved toward the Continental Army. Howe's troops were hidden by fog as they approached Gen Washington's Army, causing them to reatreat. One thousand Americans were killed/wounded, and nearly 400 were captured. The British only lost 600 men. Photocredit: Flickr
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    This battle is actually two different battles that happened almost a month apart. In the first battle, Benidict Arnold held off a British attack. Because of defeat, Burgoyne ordered his troops to dig trenches, in hopes of gaining soldiers from New York. Burgoyne then ordered a final attack. Photocredit: Flickr
  • Albigence Waldo

    A diary excerpt from a soldier during the rueful winter at Valley Forge.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    General George Washington moved 11,00 of his troops to their winter camp in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. The Winter was a harsh and cruel one, killing nearly 2,500 men due to starvation, disease and hypothermia. They left Valley Forge in June of '78. Photocredit:
  • General Washington's Letter

    A Letter from George Washington to the Continental Congress.
  • Another Letter from Gen. Washington

    A letter from General Washington to John Banister
  • Battle of Monmouth

    Battle of Monmouth
    General Washington inspired his troopd to repel two British counterattacks after another general drew back too soon. In the end the battle was a draw. Both sides had an even ratio of men lost in combat to men lost to heat stroke. Britain lost 1200 soldiers. The Americans had fewer than 500 casualties. Photocredit: Flickr
  • Independence!

    The British sign the Treay of Paris. This gives the United States independence and the right to their land west of the Appalachians. Photocredit: Flickr