American revolution

History of the American Revolution

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  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    On March 5th in 1770 a riot broke out between the British soldiers and the American colonist. The British killed five colonist
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  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Because the British was taxing tea the colonist dressed up as Mohawks and threw over three hundred boxes of tea into the ocean.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    This was the first battle to officially start the war. The saying "the shot heard 'round the world" came from this battle. Eight minute men died.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    Colonist were outnumbered and low on ammunition. "Don't fire until you see the whites of the eyes" is a famous quote from this battle.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    This is the most important piece of history. The colonist declared the 13 colonies as their own country. we celebrate the 4th of July to represent this day.
  • Crossing the Deleware River

    Crossing the Deleware River
    George Washington crossed the freezing and dangerous Deleware River to catch the british off guard. Washington and the colonist forced 900 British soldiers to surrender without firing.
  • Surrender at Yorktown

    Surrender at Yorktown
    Washington surprised the British with an attack in Yorktown instead of New York.14,000 American and French soldiers surrounded 8,00 British soldiers. When British surrendered a French soldier played "Yankie Doodle".
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    This document officially ended the 8 year war almost 2 years after the surrender of Yorktown.British finally relized the colonies were independent.