American Revolutionary War

  • before the war

    the colonies are having troubles with unfair taxation, lack of representation in the british pariament, and the restriction of colonial freedoms.
  • leading to an outbreak of the Revolutionary War

    the king declared the colony in Massachusetts to be an open rebellion and have Samuel Adams and John Hancock be arrested.
  • the outbreak of the war

    Paul Revere runs off to warn poeple that the Redcoats are coming. the next morning, armed citizens, known as Minutemen, confronted the redcoats as they made there way towards Concord. no one knows who fired the first shot, but when it was over 8 minutemen lied dead. the british continued toward Concord to fight. at the end of the battle 250 british soldiers and 90 americans were killed or wounded.
  • forming the second continential congress

    a few weeks after the outbreak of the war, Representatives from the 13 colonies formed the second continental the middle of june, congress had authorized the formation of a continental army and they selected Goerge Washington to be commander and chief.
  • the second battle

    the battle of Bunker hill was the second and the bloodiest battle of the Revolutionary War. the americans waited to fire back at the redcoats. the battle continued until the americans ran out of gunpowder. even though the british suffered twice as bad as the americans, the britiah managed to win the bloody fight of Bunker Hill.
  • washington takes command of boston

    a month after the American defeat at Bunker Hill, Goerge Washington planed to drive the redcoats from the city if britain refused to accept America's offer of peace. the king declared war on all the colonies so wsahington took action. he ordered soldiers to bring in cannons. when the wa begun, american troops invaded british canada but failed when they tried to capture the city of Quebec.
  • the cannons were in

    the cannons were in boston. they were directly pionted at the enemy. the british realized they were hopeless and dumped there own cannons into the harbor.they sailed off the canada. after that, the Americans force took over the city of Quebec.
  • the declaration of independence

    Thomas Jefferson and other members of the congressional commitee were wrting the declaration of independence. americans most famous historical document. the room was quite as all the men went up to sign there name.
  • a war in new york, new jersey, and pennsylvania

    washington and his men crossed the delaware river and with the element of surprise, the americans went on to with the battles at Trenton and nearby Princeton.
  • a force invandes new york from canada

    a huge enemy force invades new york from canada. at the same time, a second british force attacked from the oppisite direction and defeated washingtons army in pennsylvania in a battle of Brandywine Creek.
  • encampment at valley forge, pennsylvania

    two months after a fight in saratoga, washington began to set up an encampment in valley a short tine valley forge encampment became the second largest city in the united states, with a populations of12,000 men. times were tough during the winter becuase of the lack of food, shoes, and clothing. by spring 2,000 men had died. a germanm officer named Baron Von Stueben trained the troops until they were more disciplined and determined.
  • campaign in the southern states

    the british undertook a campaign were a lot of people were against the independence. the british abandoned philly and soon warfare ended in the north. in 1779 and most of 1780, the americans lost most battles in the south. eventually started to war again, but they could not stop the british force from invading Virginia
  • the last battle of the Revolutionay War

    as the british were setting up for the last war, Washingtons army and 5,000 french troops marched south of Virginia. when Washington got to Yorktown, he got good news. a french fleet were blocking the british. so they were trapped and outnumbered.
  • in the end

    the shooting stoped and the british surrendered.the war did not officailly end untill 1783, when the peace treatywas approved in which Great Britain forming recognized the independence of the United States of America.