American Revolution

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    American Revolution

  • Paul Rivere

    Paul Rivere warned the towns folk on his section of road that the british were coming. He was a silversmith in Boston.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    The first battle of the Revolution. American militias fled in Concord when shots were fired, then in Lexington, Americans surrounded the british and won the battle.
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold capture Ticonderoga without firing a shot. The fort contained weapons for the british soilders.
  • Washington is Elected General

    Washington is appointed general of the Colonial Army by Congress.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Two day battle between the Americans and the British. Americans won in casualties while the British won the hill.
  • Common Sense By Thomas Paine

    Pamphlet that told of Englands wrongs and conviced many colonists that freedom from England.
  • Support From France

    The colonies gain the support from King Louis XVI.
  • Independence

    Thomas Jefferson presents the rough draft of The Declaration of Independence to the continental congress. It states that the colonies want independence from England.
  • Fort Moultrie

    Heavy losses on the American side when British capture fort Moultrie.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    Delegates from each colony sign The Declaration of Independence.
  • Battle of Long Island

    British troops drive American soilders from Brooklyn and force the Colonial Army to give up New York
  • Financial and Military help from France

    Benjamin Franklin and Silas Deane go to France in the hopes of getting more supplies, money, and soilders.
  • Battle of White Plains

    Americans were able to draw off the British troops and escape to New Jersey, no clear winner.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Geoge Washington crossed the Delaware River with his soilders and killed a group of Hessians. This was a huge morale booster for the American cause.
  • Battle at Ridgefield

    American Troops surrounded the british soilders in the town of Ridgefield, Connecticut. WIn for the Americans.
  • American Flag

    The Continental Congress decideds on a flag woven by Betsy Ross with 13 stripes and 13 stars.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    General Horatio Gates trapped General Burgoyne and his army and made them surrender. First big win for the Americans.
  • Articles of Confederation

    This was a document that united the colonies against Great Britain. It also stated basic laws that they had to abide by. A mini Constitution.
  • Valley Forge

    The British had captured Philidelphia and George Washington was forced to camp north in Valley Forge. They spent a long cold winter there.
  • World War

    France signs a treaty of alliance with the colonies and the Revolution becomes a world war.
  • Spain Declares War on Great Britain

    Spain sustained great losses in the French and Indian War. They wanted revenge on England.
  • Yorktown

    Final battle of the Revolutionary War. George Washington and the french navy cornered General Cornwallis on the coast of Virginia.
  • Lord North Resigns as Prime Minister.

    Lord North resigned from british prime minister. He was shamed at the defeat of britain.
  • Articles of Peace

    This was a prelude to the Treaty of Paris.
  • Treaty of Paris

    A treaty of peace signed in Paris that said that England and the U.S were not at war.