American Revolution Timeline Brianna Ferrell

  • Great Britain and the Germans

    ALLIANCE Some of the German states joined together as allies for Great Britain.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    MAJOR TURNING POINT "the shot heard round the world." increase in violence. the colonists killed 73 British soldiers and wounded 174 and therefore brought the American patriots into open rebellion.

    - Changes nature
  • George Washington; Commander in Chief

    LEADERSHIP George Washington becoming Commander in Chief helped the colonists outin the long run. Washington refused defeat and worked hard to prove that the colonists were capable of being successul. Commander in chief also decidedto alwasy keep an army on the field as a strategy.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    MAJOR TURNING POINT This was a turning point for the American Revolution simply because it allowed for a moral boost for the colonists. This proved to the british, and even the colonists themselves, that the American's had a capability of being successful.
    - Changes momentum
  • George Washington; commanderof Continental Army

    George Washington; commanderof Continental Army
    LEADERSHIP Just like said when Washington became commander in chief, he benefitted the colonists by his determination and new strategies and tactics.
  • Spain and Dutch Republic

    Spain and Dutch Republic went to war against Great Britain as French allies.
  • "Common Sense"

    MAJOR TURNING POINT This pamphlet was a turning point in the revolution simply because it connected independence with protestant beliefs describing it as biblically correct obviously appealing to its crowd.
    -Changes nature
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    MAJOR TURNING POINT The significance of this battle was the fact that other countries saw that the colonists were able to have some chance at success being the first major battle the colonists had won.
    - Changes momentum
  • French & colonists

    ALLIANCE Benjamin Franklin France signed the Treaty of Amity and Commerce and the Treaty of Alliance in France on this date. The French then decided to back up the colonies until they gain full independence from Great Britain.
  • Thomas Gage; Commander in Chief of all British forces

    LEADERSHIP Gage attampted to enforce the Coercive Acts which only intensified the colonists' dissent.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    MAJOR TURNING POINT After the surrender of the British during the Battle of Yorktown the Prime Minister resigned because he didnt believe it was in their best interest to continue fighting the war. The British troops lost a lot of support, this caused a loss of hope within the troops giving colonists an advantage.
    - Changes nature & momentum