American Revolution Timeline

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    American Revolution Timespan

  • Second Continental Congress

    A second convention of delegates from the thirteen colonies.
  • George Washington named Commander-in-Cheif

    George Washington was appointed commander of America's armed forces by the Continental Congress.
  • Bunker Hill

    The first important battle of the American War of Independence, which was faught at Breed's Hill. British won against the Colonial Forces.
  • "Common Sense" published

    Challenged the authority of the Brittish government and the royal monarchy.
  • Declaration of Independence

    A statement adopted by the Continental Congress which asserted the independence of the colonies from Great Britain.
  • Battle of Trenton

    A famous victory that began with "Washington crossing the Delaware"
  • Battle of Princeton

    A battle in which General George Washington's revolutionary forces defeated British forces.
  • American Flag Adoption

    The Continental Congress reeplaced the British symbols of the Grand Union flag with a new design.
  • Saratoga

    This battle was the turning point of the Revolutionary War.
  • France and America become allies

    The Americans and French people allied.
  • Battle of Monmouth

    A pitched battle in New Jersey during the American Revolution that ended with the withdrawal of British Forces.
  • Treason of Benedict Arnold

    General Benedict Arnold betrayed his country by giving the British information that could allow them to capture one of the American forts.
  • Articles of Confederation are Ratified

    The articlescreated a loose confederation of sovereign states and a week central government, leaving most of the power with the state governments.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    The British surrendered, which ended the American Revolution.
  • Treaty of Paris

    The treaty that ended the American Revolutionary War.