American Revolution: Hannah Allen

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    American Revolution

  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    Under orders from General Gage, Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Smith led a detachment of roughly 900 British soldiers to seize military supplies that were being assembled by members of the Massachusetts Militia in the town of Concord.  Many more battles followed, and in 1783 the colonists formally won their independence.
  • Second Continental Congress meets

    Second Continental Congress meets
    Of the 13 colonies, delegates gathered in Philadelphia to talk about their next plan.
  • Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

    Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
    It became one of the important fights in the history of the American Revolution. The British won this war.
  • George Washington named commander-in-chief

    George Washington named commander-in-chief
    George Washington was the first American president and he decides to help the continental army.
  • Battle at Bunker Hill

    Battle at Bunker Hill
    http://teachingamericanhistory.org/static/neh/interactives/americanrevolution/British won at Bunker Hill. A force of roughly 10,000 Massachusetts militiamen advanced on Boston and declared the city under siege. Once Gage learned that new fortifications were going up, he ordered an assault against Bunker Hill as well as the nearby Breed’s Hill.  The British launched two attacks, both of which were repulsed by American fire.
  • American defeat at Quebec

    American defeat at Quebec
    http://teachingamericanhistory.org/static/neh/interactives/americanrevolution/Two American forces converged to attack Quebec, the capital of British Canada.  The first, 300 men commanded by General Montgomery, proceeded up the St. Lawrence River from Montreal. When the city’s garrison refused to surrender, the general called off the assault and decided to wait for reinforcements.
  • British evacuate Boston

    British evacuate Boston
    The British are forced to evacuate Boston because the Patriots threatened to fire cannons at the British guarding Boston.
  • Declaration of Independence issued

    Declaration of Independence issued
    After the colonists won their freedom so it would let those anxious they could leave from europe and let everyone else know that
  • Battle of Long Island

    Battle of Long Island
    After the British evacuated Boston George Washington guessed their next target would be New York City. He was right and it became an american defeat in the American Revolution.
  • British occupy New york City

    British occupy New york City
    The british had a a large force and hired hessians to help fight so George Washington knew that a show of force would just subdue the colonies.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    George Washington defeated a group of Hessian mercenaries before leaving.
  • Battle of Brandywine

    Battle of Brandywine
    The British had defeated the Americans and became scared that they would withdraw toward the capitol of Philsdelphia.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    On September 19th, British General John Burgoyne achieved a small, but costly victory over American forces led by Horatio Gates and Benedict Arnold. Though his troop strength had been weakened, Burgoyne again attacked the Americans at Bemis Heights on October 7th, but this time was defeated and forced to retreat.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    Americans reached a bad situation during the harsh winter with a lot of bad conditions, like no clothes, shelter, or not a lot amount of food of 1777-1778.
  • Alliance with France

    Alliance with France
    When the Americans decided to create a military alliance between the U.S and France against Great Britain.
  • Battle of Monmouth Court House

    Battle of Monmouth Court House
    An indesiscive aggrement in the American Revolution.
  • Fall of Savannah

    Fall of Savannah
    The begininng move in the British plan to regain control of the colonies.
  • Spain enters the War

    Spain enters the War
    When Spain declares war on Great Britain and with the Americans.
  • Siege of Charleston

    Siege of Charleston
    It was one of the major and important battles which took place toward the end of the American Revolution.
  • Benedict Arnold's treason discovered

    Benedict Arnold's treason discovered
    Discusses handing over west point with British Major John Andre.
  • Articles of Confederation adopted

    Articles of Confederation adopted
    An agreement among the 13 states.
  • French and British battle in Chesapeake Bay

    French and British battle in Chesapeake Bay
    A bad battle in the American War. It was a major defeat for the British.
  • British occupy Philadelphia

    British occupy Philadelphia
    The occupying British were feared by the attack from the french.
  • Siege of Yorktown

    Siege of Yorktown
    American and the French fight against the Britsh. It was won by the Americans.
  • Cornwallis Surrenders

    Cornwallis Surrenders
    When Charles Cornwallis finally and formally surrenders.