Unit 2: Revolution

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    The Revolution

  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    a riot happened out in the streets of boston and the civilians were throwing rocks at the british troops which lead to the british killing 5 people
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    on this day people were angry about british taxes so a big group of partiots dressed as indians chucked tea over the side of the boats into the harbor
  • Battle of Lexington & Concord

    Battle of Lexington & Concord
    An American milita followed the British, while they were heading south and there was a standoff where no one would fire, everyone was staring at eachother and then a shot (no one knows who shot) was fired which is known as the shot heard around the world.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill was around Breed's Hill in the early part of the Revolution. The Americans fought from the top and forced their way down, while the British went fought up. In the end, the British won because they took the hill but there was a loss of many men on the british side.
  • Declaration of Independence Signing

    Declaration of Independence Signing
    all of the founding fathers like Tomas Jefferson Benjamin Franklin John Handcock and more signed the Declaration to show what mens rights are in America
  • Battle of New York

    General Howe drove George Washingotn out of New York and held it there for a base and he tried to get into Newjersey but it didnt work out too well, so it ended in january 1777
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    The day after Christmas George Washington attacked and took 900 Hessians as prisoners and this is known as the time when George to his men across the Deleware River
  • Battle of Princeton

    Battle of Princeton
    George Washington actually won this fight against the british which was a week after Trenton
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The Americans captured about 5700 British soldiers when they did their surprise attack, which the Americans won.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    Valley Forge was in the winter of 1777-1778 and that was when the small pox was spreading around and killing people.
    Valley Forge is a base camp for American Soldiersn in the war.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    Washington closes in on Cornwallis from three directions and the Frech help the patriots by keeping the british from retreating by the ocean
  • Treaty of Paris (the one that ended the Revolutionary War)

    On September 3, 1783 is when the Treaty of Paris was SIGNED to end the Revolutionary War. The Commons are the ones who decided to end the war