American Revolution

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  • Midnight Ride

    Midnight Ride
    Paul Revere learns of the plans of the British to go to Lexington and Concord to capture military stores
    and begins his ride to warn the Americans.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    The first shots that were fired between the Americans and the British. The British marched there because the Americans had guns in Concord. First shot was considered the "shot herd round the world"
  • Washington is appointed General

    Washington is appointed General
    On this date George Washinton was appointed General of the American Milita
  • Battle of bunker hill (Breeds Hill)

    Battle of bunker hill (Breeds Hill)
    Two day battle, British under the command of General William Howe and American forces under Colonel William Prescott. The British attacked, they took the hill but suffered heavy losses. The Americans fired until they were out of ammunition, then quickly retreated
  • Independence

    On this date the declaration of Independece was officialy written and declared the Indepdence for America
  • Signing

    On this date the Declaration was signed by 59 men from the 13 colonies
  • Battle of Long island

    Battle of Long island
    In this battle the British drove the americans into from Brooklyn into new york and then forced them to flee else where
  • American Flag

    American Flag
    The american Flag is made in a small home by a woman by the name of Betsy Ross
  • Battle of Bradywine

    Battle of Bradywine
    English win the Battle of Brandywine, as the Rebels try to stop the British on their way to Philadelphia. The British
    will spend the winter in Philadelphia, but the members of the Continental Congress escape
  • The Battle of Sartoga

    The Battle of Sartoga
    First Battle of Saratoga, the English are stopped in their advance down the Hudson towards Albany, New York.
  • France comes to an american aid

    France comes to an american aid
    The first shots that were fired between the Americans and the British. The British marched there because the Americans had weapos there
  • Forgein help

    Forgein help
    Americans sign treaties with France and Holland. This is another major turning point in the war, and was brought about
    by the French's view of the American's strength after their victory at Saratoga
  • Abandoning Philly

    Abandoning Philly
    British abandon Philadelphia. It's strategic pos ition is not critical, and England must be concerned with a larger theatre
    of war now that the French are threatening to enter the fray
  • Battle of Princeton

    Battle of Princeton
    British defeated at Princeton, New Jersey
  • Battle of Vincennes

    Battle of Vincennes
    British surrender to Americans at Vincennes, Illinois
  • Winter Travasties

    Winter Travasties
    Spent in Morristown, New Jersey. Another devastating winter. A small mutiny occurs among the troops which gives
    Washington cause to worry about the future.
  • Surrendering Charleston (Battle)

    Surrendering Charleston (Battle)
    The focus of the British to the south culminates when Charleston, South Carolina surrenders to the British. It is the
    fourth largest city in the colonies.
  • French aid

    French aid
    French troops arrive at Newport, Rhode Island
  • Traitor

    Benedict Arnold, heroic leader and general of the first three years of the Revolution, is discovered to be behind plot to
    surrender West Point, the key to the Hudson River. Since the report of the capture of Capt Andre along with the note written by
    Arnold, was first reported to Ar nold; he had time to get on a boat and float down the Hudson and escape into the British camp.
    George Washington would have rather exchanged Andre for Arnold and hung Arnold
  • Cornwallis wins again (Battle)

    Cornwallis wins again (Battle)
    English, led by Cornwallis, defeats Americans led by Gates, at Camden South Carolina
  • Battle of King's Mountain

    Battle of King's Mountain
    British defeated at King's Mountain, N. C
  • Clearing the South (Battle)

    Clearing the South (Battle)
    General Nathanael Greene clears interior of South Carolina and Georgia of the enemy. Once again, the Americans,
    through Washington, had miraculously found the right man for the job.
  • York Town

    York Town
    The Siege of york town begins
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    peace treaty signed in Paris reconising American independence
  • Saying Goodbye

    Saying Goodbye
    The British finally leave New York. Washington and his officers hold a "good-bye" dinner at a tavern in New York City. The
    world, and some Americans, are stunned that Washington did not assume the role of King, but rather simply announced his job was
    done and he was retiring from public life