Timeline created by RUIZBIANCA98
In History
  • Paul Revere's Ride

    Paul Revere's Ride
    The Revolutionary war starts and Paul Revere makes his famous ride to warn the colonists that the "British are coming".
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The actual fighting starts with the first "shot heard around the world". The Americans win as the British retreat.
  • Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

    Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
    The Green Mountain Boys led by Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold capture Fort Ticonderoga from the British.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    Major Battle where William Prescott told American troops " do not fire until you see the whites of their eyes".
  • The Declaration of Independence is Adopted

    The Declaration of Independence is Adopted
    The Continental Congress agrees to Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Independence
  • George Washington crosses the Delaware

    George Washington crosses the Delaware
    George Washington and his troops cross the Delaware River on Christmas night and surprise the enemy.
  • America chooses a flag

    America chooses a flag
    The Continental Congress adopts the "Stars and Stripes" Flag sewn by Betsy Ross.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    British General John Burgoyne surrenders his army to the Americans after suffering defeat at the Batlle of Saratoga.
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    Valley Forge

    The Continental Army under George Washington spends the winter training at Valley Forge.
  • Alliance with France

    Alliance with France
    France recognized the United States as an independent country with the Treaty of Alliance.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The last major battle of the American Revolutionary War. British General Cornwallis' surrender at Yorktown was the unofficial end of the war.
  • Treaty with Paris

    Treaty with Paris
    Treaty that officially ended the war.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    Defined the official government of the United States.