Summary of revolutionary war

Revolutionary War

  • Common Sense Published

    Common Sense Published
    Common Sense was written by Thomas Paine sold 120,000 copies and inisted that the colonists support the patriots in the war against their ruler. Great Britian.
  • Paul Revere's Ride

    Paul Revere's Ride
    Paul Revere learned that the British were heading towards the colonies. Revere rode from colony to colony to warn them.
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    Revolutionary War

  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    Paul Revere rode colony to colony to warn of the british army. Minutemen and militia men fought off 800 British.
  • King George Declares The Colonies in open Rebelion

    King George Declares The Colonies in open Rebelion
    "The colonies are in open and avowed rebellion. The die is now cast. The colonies must either submit or triumph."
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The British were expexting an easy win. They got anything but, the americans were forced to withdraw.
  • U.S. Navy Created

    U.S. Navy Created
    Continental Congress established the Navy. They didn't have too much of an important role. They costed British money by capturing trade ships.
  • Americans Capture Ft. Ticonderoga

    Americans Capture Ft. Ticonderoga
    George Washington and his men rowed across the Deleware river on Christmas night and captured Ft. Ticonderoga.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    On July 4, 1776 the continental congress came to an areement and signed the Declaration of Independence
  • Battle of New York

    Battle of New York
    The British recapture New York and try to subdue the population.
  • Battle of Brandywine

    Battle of Brandywine
    General Howe brings troops in by the south.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    British surrounded by americans and forced to surrender.
  • Winter at Valley Forge 1777-1778

    Winter at Valley Forge 1777-1778
    Washington and his men camp out in valley forge during the winter time. They have very little supplies.
  • Bonne Homme Richard vs Seraphis

    Bonne Homme Richard vs Seraphis
    John Paul Jones captains the Bonee Homme Richard and battles the British ship, the "Seraphis".
  • Benedict Arnold (Traitor)

    Benedict Arnold (Traitor)
    Benedict Arnold felt unappreciated by the americans, so he betrayed them and sided with the british. He later on tries to give away west point.
  • Battle of King's Mountain

    Battle of King's Mountain
    Cornwallis's troops group ontop of King's Mountain. Kings mountain was clear at the top but wooded on all sides. This gave the patriots an advantage.
  • Battle of Cowpens

    Battle of Cowpens
    Battle took place in a cow pasture and was an important american victory.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    Cornwallis retrats to Yorktown to get supplies. He is then surrounded and forced to surrender by Washington and the french.
  • Treaty of Paris 1783

    Treaty of Paris 1783
    Americans defeat British and sign the treaty. This expands the territories and gives Florida back to the spanish.