Revolutionary war

Davi Cuadra Revolutionary War Timeline

  • French Aid (Secretly)

    The French had been secretly aiding the patriots in their fight against Britain from the beginning of the year. They started to help even more after the Patriots had won at Saratoga.
  • British Pull Back From Boston

    The British retreated from Boston so they can isolate themselves, and regroup their army to stop the rebellion.
  • Genral and Admiral Howe in the Colonies

    Brothers General and Admiral Howe both appear into the colonies with the largest British army ever assembled, it was around 32000 men.
  • Washington Retreats from NY

    After General Washington had lost the Battle of New York, he had to retreat because he had suffered very high casualties, his army of 23 thousand, was reduced to around 8 thousand.
  • Battle Of Trenton

    After the Patriots retreat from New York, they took a huge risk crossing the Deleware River to escape the British. He had led about 2400 men in small boats across the river.
  • Battle of Trenton (2)

    Washington and his army arrive at Trenton the next morning and it was controlled by a group of Hessians. The Hessians were caught off gaurd to to celebrating the evening before. Washingtons men had been able to win at Trenton because of it.
  • The Battle Of Princeton

    Washington and his men had marched into Princeton, which was controlled by about 1200 British soldiers. They had taken another victory shortly following Trenton.
  • Seizing of Philadelphia

    General Howe decided to try and take the capital of the colonies, Philadelphia at the time. The Continental Gongress had to flee and Washington and his men tried to block the Redcoats at Brandywine Creek and failed. Then General Howe had took over Philadelphia.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The battle of Saratoga was the turing point for the Patriots. General Burgoyne was planning a very "complex" scheme. It had failed because he was expecting Howes help. Burgoyne was surrounded at Saratoga and the Patriots had won. The British decided to keep themselves close to the coast where they had access to their fleet. Because of this victory, the French had decided to support the Patriots in their fight.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Washington and his army, after being forced out of Philadelphia, had been stationed in a small winter camp at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Washington and his army were highly underprepared for the ordeal. The weather was relentless. Some men suffered starvation and frostbite. Out of 10000 men, 2000 had died.
  • America+France Treaty of Cooperation

    The French and the Patriots had signed a treaty of Cooperation. The French had recognized Americas independence, but the French could not ally with the British until they also recognized American independence.
  • Von Steuben Aids the Continetals

    Von Steuben Aids the Continetals
    Friedrich Von Steuben, a Prussian captain and talented drillmaster volunteered to aid General Washington to put his army in a better position. With his aid, the Continetal Army was becoming a better fighting force.
  • British Change Strategies

    The British decided to change their plans and began heading south. By doing so, they hoped to gather Layalist support and reclaim their colonies. Then they would go back north.
  • Savannah, Georgia

    A British expedition had easily taken down Savannah, Georgia.
  • Georgia has a Royal Governor

    After Georgia was taken, a Royal Governor was put in place again to command Georgia.
  • Lafayette Helps Washington

    Marquis de Lafayette, a young French Aristocrat had came to aid Washington and had called in for French reinforcements. He also led command of an army in Virgina the last few years of the war.
  • General Clinton and General Cornwallis Sail South

    General Henry Clinton and General Cornwallis sailed south with 8500 men. This led to their greatest victory, they British had managed to capture Charles Town, South Carolina.
  • American Prisoners of War

    After winning Charles Town, the British marched 5500 American soldiers as prisoners of war.
  • Slaves Join Britain

    For most of the British victories, escaped Patriot slaves had escaped and joined sides with Britain. They hoped if they fought with them, they would gain freedom for themselves.
  • Camden, South Carolina

    Cornwallis and his army had defeated American troops in Camden South Carolina and managed to establish forts all throughout the state.
  • Patriot Surprise Attacks

    Cornwallis and his troops had advanced into North Carolina after establishing themselves in South Carolina. As they tried advancing into North Carolina, they had been constantly attacked by Patriots who cut off their communication lines. They forced the British back to South Carolina.
  • Newport, Rhode Island

    A French army of 6000 had landed in Newport Rhode Island after the British had left to the South. The French had placed a fleet there. They had another in the West Indies. Then Lafayette had decided to join their forces together to attack the British at Yorktown
  • Cowpens, South Carolina

    The British had been forced back to South Carolina. Nathanael Greene sent General Daniel Morgan and his army of 600 men to attack Cornwallis. Cornwallis was expecting them to surrender due to their numbers, but they attacked and Cornwallis had to surrender.
  • Guilford Court House, North Carolina

    Cornwallis was angered and had decided to attack Greene. He had managed to win against him, but Cornwallis's victory cost him a fourth of his troops.
  • Greene asks for Help

    Greene was worried about the battle in the South, so he had decided to ask Lafayette for help.
  • Economic Struggle/Inflation

    During this time of war, Congress had ran out of its gold and silver. Congress sought out money from foreign countries and had also printed out its own currency called continentals. Congress printed an excess and caused inflation. Congress struggled to supply its army and some government officials had been profiteering. Congress made Robert Morris a superintendant of finance and he had an associate Haym Salomon.
  • Continental Army Finally Paid

    Thanks to Morris and Salomons efforts of using their own funds and begging to Quakers and Jews, they were able to pay the Continetal Army.
  • Cornwallis Surrenders

    Cornwallis Surrenders
    The American and French Army, about 17000 men, had closed in on Cornwallis. A French fleet defeated a British fleet and closed the Chesapeake Bay so no reinforcements could arrive. They surrounded Cornwallis and he was highly outnumbered so he had no choice but to surrender.
  • Formal British Surrender

    This concluded the American Revolution with the Patriots as victors, with help from the French of course.
  • Seeking Peace

    In Paris four countries met, Great Britain, The United States, Spain and France met to discuss their own interests. Britain didnt want American Independence, The Unisted States just wanted freedom, France wanted American Independence, but feared their power in the future, and Spain wanted the land between the Appalachians and the Mississippi River.
  • The Treaty of Paris

    After the signing of the Treaty of Paris, it confirmed American independence and the new American Nation stretched from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River and from the Canadian to the Florida Border. The Treaty did however hold false promises later in the future.