American Revolution

  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    This battle consisted of two parts. The British and Americans fought at Lexington first and the Americans were forced to retreat. Then the Americans beat the British to Concord and the British were forced to retreat after being attacked by the Americans.
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    American Revolution

  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The Second Continental Congress consisted of a representitive from each of the 13 colonies in Philadelphia. The congress moved towards independence and adopted the Declaration of Independance.
  • George Washington named Commander in Chief

    George Washington named Commander in Chief
    George Washington was named Commander in Chief to lead the Continental Army during the Revolution.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    During this battle the colonist created a dirt wall and the british attacked the wall. The colonist were wining and doing well during the battle until they ran out of amunition. The british ended up winning. Colonist gained confidence throughout this battle and the British became scared as they almost lost to the colonist.
  • Americans failed to take over Quebec

    Americans failed to take over Quebec
    Under the rule of Benedict Arnold, the Americans failed to take over Quebec. This was the first major loss of a battle for the Americans.
  • "Common Sense" published

    "Common Sense" published
    "Common Sense" was published by Thomas Paine. His writings challenged the British royalty and government.
  • British evacuate Boston

    British evacuate Boston
    The British evacuated Boston due to George Washington and his army and moved to Halifax, Canada.
  • Declaration of Independance

    Declaration of Independance
    The Declaration of Independance is adopted on July 4th and signed on August 2nd. This document shwed that the colonist wanted independance.
  • Battle of Long Island

    Battle of Long Island
    During this battle the British pushed the Americans to Manhattan and surrounded them. That night Washington and his troops made a secret evacuation. This battle was won by the British.
  • British go to New York City

    British go to New York City
    The British hired Hessian troops and took over New York City.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    Typically during wars there is no fighting in the winters due to the extreme cold, but Washington sent his troops across the Deleware River to attack the British. The Americans captured 1,000 British and took over Trenton.
  • Battle at Princeton

    Battle at Princeton
    This was a battle shortly after the Battle of Trenton. The winning of the colonist resulted in the British leaving New Jersey.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    This battle was the turning point of the Revolution War.The French decided to by an side with the Colonist. During this battle Burgoyne surrendered to Americas General Gates.
  • Washington settles at Valley Forge

    Washington settles at Valley Forge
    Washington settles his troops at Valley Forge. During this time all of his men are dying from starvation and cold, but then Baron Von Steuben came and trained the soldiers. Valley Forge turned into a great thing for the Americans, because Steuben came and trained the soldiers and brought the soldiers together to fight.
  • French Alliance is signed

    French Alliance is signed
    After the Battle of Saratoga the French sided with the colonist. The French and the Americans signed the French Alliance which said that the French would help the Americans if they gave the French the Caribbean.
  • Henry Clinton replaced William Howe

    Henry Clinton replaced William Howe
    Henry Clinton replaced William Howe as the British officer. He first arrived in the Americas in Boston.
  • Taxation of colonies Act

    Taxation of colonies Act
    Parliment reapealed the tea act and created the Taxation of Colonies act. This act said that they would not tax the colonies anymore. This act was supposed to make the colonies stop fighting and belong to the British, but the colonist rejected the act. The colonist refused this act, becuase they were not just mad about the taxes, they were mad that they did not have a say in the parliment.
  • British move to Savannah, GA

    British move to Savannah, GA
    The British moved into Savannah, Georgia, taking it over from the Americans.
  • Spain declares war on the British

    Spain declares war on the British
    By declaring war on the British an alliance was formed between America and the Spanish.
  • Philipsburg Proclimation

    Philipsburg Proclimation
    This document said that if slaves could get away from their owners and to the british side, then the British would keep them safe. This hurt the American economy, because all of the slaves left, which was who did all the work in the American Colonies.
  • Fairfield and Norwalk, CT burned by British

    Fairfield and Norwalk, CT burned by British
    The British went through Connecticut and burned Fairfield and Norwalk trying to scare the colonist.
  • Americans attempt to recapture Savannah GA

    Americans attempt to recapture Savannah GA
    The Americans tried to recalim the land in Savannah, Georgia, but failed to do so.
  • British capture Charleston, SC

    British capture Charleston, SC
    British took over Charleston, South Carolina in hopes of to follow through with their plan of taking over the southern part of America.
  • Washington names Nathanael Green commander of southern army

    Washington names Nathanael Green commander of southern army
    Washington brought Nathanael Green to Valley Forge first. Green thought of the idea to take people stuff and promise them they would be paid back after the war. Washington gave Green the job of quartermaster, which is a very low level job, he was given this job to be tested. When Washington finally trusted Green he gave him the southern army.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    This was adopted and outlined the form of government. They wanted a state government where 9 of the 13 colonies had to agree on everything.
  • Battle of Guilford Court House

    Battle of Guilford Court House
    The Americans tricked the British to go to the Courthouse. But this battle was won by the british. But the Americans won strategically because the british experanced such a high number of deaths.
  • British drived out of the Chesapeake

    British drived out of the Chesapeake
    French had an alliance with the Americas which made them against the british. The French forced the British naval forces to leave the Chesapeake.
  • Battle at York Town

    Battle at York Town
    The Americans and French surrounded the British and Cornwallis at York Town. This battle ended the war and gave the Americans their freedom.
  • Lord North resigns

    Lord North resigns
    Lord North was the the prime minister of the British. He resigned a little over a year after the surrender at York Town.
  • British evacuate Savannah, GA

    British evacuate Savannah, GA
    British evacuated Savannah, Georgia and moved to Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Sign Articles of Peace

    Sign Articles of Peace
    The Articles of Peace was the draft of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty of Pais ended the war, so the Articles of Peace was a step towards ending the war.
  • British leave Charleston, SC

    British leave Charleston, SC
    The southern british troops, in Charleston, South Carolina, left Charleston and went back to England.
  • Ratified Peace Treaty

    Ratified Peace Treaty
    This moved the war a little step closer to the end. This treaty made the Mississippi River the western boarder of America
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The United States and British signed this treaty and this ended the war.
  • British leave New York

    British leave New York
    After the Treaty is signed and the war is over, the British have lost and they retreat from New York and go back to England.
  • Washington resigns

    Washington resigns
    After Washington has won, he decided to resign as commander of the army.
  • Treaty of paris ratified

    Treaty of paris ratified
    The ratification of the Treaty of Paris was the official end of the revolution war.
  • Congress moves

    Congress moves
    The congress moved to New York. This is the capital of the country for a short period of time.
  • Land Ordinance of 1785

    Land Ordinance of 1785
    This divided the northwest land up into sections. The land was no longer sold by the acre, but sold in large chunks of land to create cities.
  • Ordinance of religious freedom

    Ordinance of religious freedom
    This made it where everyone was able to believe in whatever religion they wanted and there was no one religion everyone was forced to believe in. This was put into the US Constitiution.
  • Americans stuggle economically

    Americans stuggle economically
    The Americans are in debt from the war. And along with the debt, their money has very little worth. This means everytime they buy something they are paying a tax in a way. The prices of everything is rising, because the money has such little value..
  • Shays Rebellion

    Shays Rebellion
    This was a group of people who were upset about the economic issues who conducted rebellions. These people hit Massachusetts most.
  • US Constitution signed

    US Constitution signed
    The Americans set the constitution in place to put in place a government. This constitution also gave all people basic human rights.
  • US Constitution was adopted

    US Constitution was adopted
    This document set up the government and gave all the people basic human rights.
  • altering the constitution

    altering the constitution
    The constitution was ratifiedin 1789 to involve the Bill of Rights. These ammendments gave many rights to the people, such as speech.