Unit 2: Revolution

  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    This landmark event of the American Revolution proved to be a magnet for popular myths and misconceptions. This is what provoked a war also.
  • Boston Tea Party

    This was a direct action by colonists in Boston, a town in the British colony of Massachusetts, against the British government. The Tea Party was the culmination of a resistance movement throughout British America against the Tea Act.
  • battle of lexington and concord

    battle of lexington and concord
    700 British regulars under Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith he thought of a plan to capture and destroy military supplies on the american side. This was a battle with the minute men and they waited for who would fire the 1st shot and when the americans did it was the shot heard round the world.
  • Battle at Bunker Hill

    Battle at Bunker Hill
    1,200 colonials under the command of William Prescott held Bunker Hill and Breeds Hill. It was buily across the line of Charlestown Penensula.
  • Battle of New York

    Battle of New York
    On this day British troops landed on Staten island and there were 32,000 troops. During that time great leader George Washington was getting his men ready for the battle
  • Battle of Trenton

    This took place on December 26, 1776, during the American Revolutionary War. The Continental Army had previously suffered several defeats in New York and had been forced to retreat.
  • Battle of Princeton

    Battle of Princeton
    George Washington commander of the army that night he sneaked around General Cornwallas's army. He went to attack the british garrison at Princeton.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    “…one of the Greatest battles that Ever was fought in Amarica…”
    said Major Henry Dearborn, this battle was the fate of the British general John Burgoyne's army. This was a turning point in the war for the americans.
  • Valley Forge

    With winter almost completely setting in, and the prospects for campaigning greatly diminishing, General George Washington sought quarters for his men.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    In 1781, 5,500 French soldiers landed in Rhode Island to assist the Americans.When they got there the French included the possibility of support.
  • Treaty of Paris

    It was signed by the Congress of the Confederationbwhich had rebelled against British rule.
  • Declaration of Independence Signing

    Declaration of Independence Signing
    "I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure it will
    cost us to maintain this declaration, and support and defend these states.Yet through all the gloom I see the rays of ravishing light and glory.
    I can see that the end is worth all the means.
    This is our day of deliverance." - John Adams. Quote by John Adams and he was the one who wanted to write his name so big that King George would not need his glasses to see his name.