Unit 2: Revolution

  • Boston Massacre

    On this day in history a mob of colonists gathered around a group of British Soldiers. This mob was started because of the British claiming that a barber was not paying his taxes. The Colonists were throwing things at the soldiers and then one Redcoat shot a British Colonist, 4 others followed. The Boston Massacre in the end took the lives of four British Colonists, and news spread fast. John Adams actually defended these Redcoats, because he thought it was the right thing to do.
  • Boston Tea Party

    On this day in history 342 chests of tea were thrusted into the Boston harbor. These rebels were members of the Sons of Liberty, and were rebelling against the unfair Tea Act. The men actually disgusied themselves as Mmohawk Indians to keep their identity a secret. This event cot the British lots of money, and so they passed the Intolerable Acts.
  • Battle of Lexington & Concord

    Battle of Lexington & Concord
    When a group of British Soldiers went to get illegal weapons in Concord. A group of Rag-Tag Militia stop stopped and confronted the soldiers. While both sides were staring at eachother one shot (Nobody even knows where it came from). This shot was later known as the shot heard around the world. This started a battle that took the lives of many militia men. This battle was important because it showed that the Americans were ready to fight against the British.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill was started because a group of Militia set up in range of British Warships. This frightened the British Commandors so they sent many troops to go and take the hill. The British failed at taking the hill on there first and second attempt. On the British's last attempt they took the hill because the Militia ran out of gunpowder and had to retreat.
  • Declaration of Independence Signing

    On this day in history many patriots signed the Declaration of Independence, which was definintely an example of Thomas Jeffersons greatest work. Some of the people who signed this document were Ben Franklin, John Adams, and John Hancock. This document was a formal way of the Colonists stating that they were breaking up all ties to King George. All of the signers knew that if they were caught they would be hung for treason, but they were willing to risk their lives for their country.
  • Battle of New York

    Battle of New York
    On this day the Americans were trying to stop the British from taking New York. General George Washington spent his time before the battle getting ready for the fight. The British led by General Sir William Howe were way to powerful. The Americans really should have known that they didnt even stand a chance, but they had resolve and were fighting for their country. The British ended up taking New York city which was a major loss for the Americans.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    Very bravely General George Washington crossed the Delaware River. When they made to New Jersey the took almost all of the Hessian Soldiers in the camp in one foul swoop. Many Hessians were captured, so this was a very important victory for the Americans a day after Christmas.
  • Battle of Princeton

    Battle of Princeton
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The Battle of Saratoga was a very important victory for the Americans. After this battle the Fench decided to join the Americans in there quest for independece. This battle was also very imprtant, because it ruined John Burgoyne's campaign to split the two American colonies into two parts. That would work because both colonies rely on each other, and end the world.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge actually took place during the winter of 1777-78, and was a very harsh winter camp. One horrible thing about the camp was the spread of Small Pox. This disease took the lives of many soldiers. While in the camp the men were trained well though. This camp actually took the lives of about 3,000 colonists.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    This battle ultimately ended the Revolutionary war, and gave the Americans their independence. General George Washington, and our allies the French commanded by Comte de Rochambeau, won the battle. The British commandor who Washington feared the most was General Cornwallis, and he surrendered at Yorktown which gave the Americans a much needed victory.
  • Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris was a formal end to the Revolutionary War. This treaty gave the Americans the land from the U.S. Canadian border down to Florida, and from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River.