unit 2: revolution

  • Apr 18, 1175

    Battle of Lexington & Concord

    Battle of Lexington & Concord
    British General, Thomas Gage, sent 700 soldiers to destroy guns. the colonists had stored in the town of Concord outside of Boston.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    the legal aftermath of which helped spark the rebellion in some of the British American colonies, which culminated in the American Revolutionary War
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The leaders of the colonial forced boston learned that the british generals were planing to send troops out from the city.
  • Battle of New York

    Battle of New York
    British troops landed on Staten Island.
  • Declaration of Independence Signing

    Declaration of Independence Signing
    announced that the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain were now independent states.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    the American Revolutionary War, after General George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River north of Trenton, New Jersey.
  • Battle of Princeton

    Battle of Princeton
    George Washington was motivated to strike again against British positions in New Jersey.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    decided the fate of BritishBattle of Saratoga General John Burgoyne's army in the American Revolutionary War, and are generally regarded as a turning point in the war.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    Washington's poorly fed, ill-equipped army, weary from long marches, struggled into Valley Forge, winds blew as the 12,000 Continentals prepared for winter's fury.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    Washington and Rochambeau's troops arrived
  • Treaty of Paris (the one that ended the Revolutionary War)

    Treaty of Paris (the one that ended the Revolutionary War)
    formally ended the American Revolutionary War between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the United States of America, which had rebelled against British rule.