American Revolution

  • Tea Party

    On December 16th in 1773, what led up to the Boston Tea Paty was that King George had lost a lot of money during another war, so he had to somehow get enough money to have a decent army. To do so he had to tax the colonists which caused many problems. In order to get back at the British the colonists, during the night, took the British's tea from some of the tea ships and dumped all the tea in the harbor. This was one of the main events that caused the war(s).
  • Intolerable Acts

    There were 5 Intolerable Acts, Boston Portact, Mass Government act, Administration of Jusice act, the quatering act, and the quebec act. What led up to these acts was when the colonists felt like the government was not being fair about the way they were treated and how they were being taxed.
  • First Continental Congress

    The first continental congress was when the colonists met to discuss their response to the British's Intolerable acts. They had to meet to discuss how they were going to handle the British and if they were going to fight or not.
  • Lexington and Concord

    This is the event known as "the shot heard around the world." It is known as this because in April, 1775 the British took away the colonists guns. This caused the British and the Colonists to go to war, at the war there was a shot fired, no one knew who fired this shot, but it was the shot that started the Revolutionary War.
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    On May 10th, 1775 the colonists heard about the British planning a surprise attack so the colonists decided to beat them to Fort Ticonderoga. During this battle the British were not expecting the colonists to already be there. This battle allowed the colonists to capture many weapons from the British to use in other battles.
  • Second Continental Congress

    The second continental congress met for the second time in the state house in Philadelphia. A few of the main people involved in the second continental congress were Thomas Jefferson, John Hanncock, and Ben Franklin. One of the reasons they met was because they were in charge of 13 states and needed to be able to control how the armies functioned.
  • Bunker Hill

    This battle was fought during the seige of Boston. This battle is extremly simaler to the battle of fort Ticonderoga, because again the Britsih were trying to attack the colonists but the colonists found out. One issue was that the colonists were low on amunision, the british showed up expecting nothing but found a huge fort there instead, the colonists were told not to fire until they saw the whites of the British's eyes. This battle was one of the turning points in the war.
  • Battle of Quebec

    During this battle it was quite even, there were about 1200 men on each side, but the losses and turn out of the battle were anything but even. The Americans lost 500 people and the British lost about 20. Although Montgomery (British General) was killed the american troops were run off which ended the threat to British control over Canada
  • Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence was when a group of guys met up to discuss what the new laws and amendments would be for the colonists while they were under America's control. A few of the most important men in this were, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin. Thomas Jefferson was the man responsible of writing it. The document was applied on July 4th known as independence day by most Americans.
  • Capture of New York

    During this battle both Washington and the British realized that New York was an important communication spot for the southern and northern colonies. As the British approached Long Island they were able to land about 5,000 men and 40 cannons safely on shore. This battle was a blow out, the Britsih had killed about 970 of Washingtons men and only lost about 37.
  • Battle of Trenton

    George Washington and his troops surprised a Hessian Picket guard and captured many of the Germans or some of the Germans got so scared that they actually fleed out of the area. Once the Germans were no longer a threat George Washington advanced his troops to King and Queen streets.
  • Battle of Princeton

    This Battle was a mid-point in the Revolution. Washington had to reach out to his men to ask them for one last service to have enough men to fight in the next battle. The total amount of Wshingtons soldiers that died was around only 25 people when the British lost about 4 times that amount. This attack was definetely one of Washingtons biggest successes.
  • Battle of Brandywine Creek

  • The Battle of Saratoga

    The battle of Saratoga was a main turning point in the battle for Independence. Washington was able to gain forces with France to help defeat a mainarch enemy, Without the military help from France the battle in Saratoga may have been more difficult than it already was.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    The winter at Valley Forge was of definite importance to the war. The soldiers had to start off winter dealing with all types of diseases and depression and mainly loss of hope. Near the return of warm weather new troops, more food and a man named Baron von Steuben appeared at the camp. Baron von Steuben gave the men hope at becoming a true army and actually being successful at their next battle, which is definitly of importance.
  • Batlle of Vincennes

  • Capture of Svannah and Charleston

  • Battle of Camden

  • Battle of Yorktown

  • The Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris was the ending point of the revolution. The treaty was what proved that America was now independent. The treaty stated that the British allowed America to not be under British control and that the boundaries of America would be extended, the British also agreed to remove all soldiers from America and the Americans agreed to pay their debts owed to Britain.