Unit Two- Revolutionary War

  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    British soldiers killed 5 civilians in Boston. They fired because somebody in the crowd shouted the order to fire, and one of the soldiers did.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The British were taxing tea, excessively, and some american civilians dumped all of the teaqa into the harbor, worth a HUGE amount of money.
  • Battle of Lexington & Concord

    Battle of Lexington & Concord
    Paul Revere warned the people throughout the way from Lexinton to Concord that "the British are coming!" The British were going to take a stockpile of Patriot weapons, and trying to arrest Samuel Adams and John Hancock, in Lexington.The weapons were moved before the Brits could reach them or the two 'criminals', and the citizens would mow down the british army as they marched to and from Lexington, Giving the Americans a small advantage.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    Having a perfect view over Boston and its harbor, the rebels took control of Bunker Hill. The Britians retaliated by attacking Bunker Hill and succeeding, but in the act, lose twenty-percent of their men.
  • Signing of the Declaration of Independence

    Ratified on the fourth of July, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson to declare war, and overall independence on Great Britain.
  • Battle of New York

    The two main leaders of each army, Howe for the British and Washington for the Rebels, squared off in the biggest city at the time. The Brits won this battle fair & square.
  • Battle of Trenton

    American spirit is lifted as Washington crossed the Delaware in the middle of the night after Christmas, taking over 900 hessian prisoners, still hung over from their celebration the day before.
  • Battle of Princeton

    Battle of Princeton
    Yet another much-needed winter victory for Washington and his troops, just a week after Trenton.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    John Burgoyne's army is defeated, ending Britain's plan to divide the colonies. Over 5700 British troops surrender, showing the strength of the Americans.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    A win win situation, giving the Americans a real army at the hands of Friedrich Von Steuben, while the British are benefitted by the extreme winter, killing over 2000 of Washington's men.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    George Washington surrounds General Cornwallis from three different directions, while the French keep the Brits from fleeing by sea. The British surrender, which generally ends the war.
  • Signing of theTreaty of Paris

    This document will officially end the war. Our new borders were from;Canada to Florida, from the atlantic to the mississippi river.