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American Revolution

  • Battlees of Lexington and Concord

    Battlees of Lexington and Concord
    Thomas Gage(British General) sent 700 soldiers to destroy ammunition and guns the colonists had kept in the town of Concord. They also planned to arrest John Hancock and Samuel Adams, two of the essential leaders of the movement.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought just days after George Washington had been elected as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army. The battle was actually fought at Breed's Hill, not Bunker Hill. The Americans were forced to retreat after holding off two British charges. The British lost 226 men and 828 more were wounded. But they gained control of Breed's Hill.
  • British Evacuate Boston

    British Evacuate Boston
    When the British evacuated Boston, this meant a great victory for the patriots, and Washington's first victory.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was approved, and introduced a basic change in the view of the government. Thomas Jefferson declared that the government was created to serve the people, and couldn't act without their consent. The Declaration of Independence created the democratic government.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    George Washington and his troops strained to survive the harsh winter at Valley Forge in 1777-1778. They did survive, and came out a stronger army because of it.
  • The French Enter the War

    The French Enter the War
    Even though they succeeded at the Battle of Saratoga, Washington still struggled to get necessary supplies and men from the states. He called on France for help, sending Benjamin Franklin to meet with King Louis XVI. France wanted revenge on the British for the deafeat in the French-Indian War, so they gladly agreed.
  • Spain Enters the War

    Spain Enters the War
    Spain joins up with the colonists and France a year later, leaving England to fend for themselves.
  • Battle of Yorkton

    Battle of Yorkton
    The Battle of Yorktown was the last major battle of the war, though it did not end it.
  • General Cornwallis Surrenders

    General Cornwallis Surrenders
    The American army forced Cornwallis and his army to Yorktown, Virginia. French Admiral de Grass defeated the British navy and positioned his army and began to bombard Cornwallis's forts. The American army and the French navy had Cornwallis trapped. He soon began to run out of ammunition and food, and finally, on October 19, Cornwallis and his 8,000 troops surrendered,
  • The Articles of Confederation

    The Articles of Confederation
    THe Articles of Confederation were created to illustrate a new government for America.
  • The Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris is what finally ended the revolution, and made the United States its own independent nation.