Early American Wars

  • Benedict Arnold turns traitor

    The plot was discovered, but Arnold escaped to British lines. His name has since become synonymous with the word “traitor.
  • The battle of Lexington and Concord

    The battle of Lexington and Concord
    The battle of Lexington and Concord peeked the American Revolutionary war. Americans and the British had been beefing, particularly in Massachusetts. Hundreds of British soldiers marched from Boston to Concord in order to seize arms. They began fighting, eventually leading the British to retreat- ultimately leading to Americas independence.
  • The winter at Valley Forge

    George Washington. moved the Continental Army to the fort in Valley Forge. By the time they arrived they were suffering, not from just the cold but from hunger, fatigue, and low morals. Washington has said the fort was "a dreary kind of place and uncomfortably provided."
  • The battle of Cowpens

    The battle of Cowpens
    The battle of Cowpens was fought during the American Revolutionary War near the town of Cowpens, SC. It was America vs the British.
  • The USS Constitution defeats the HMS Guerriere

    Where the USS CONSTITUTION - under the command of Captain Isaac Hull; sailed to Boston. Then sailed from Boston on August 2, 1812 to off the coast of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • The battle of Baltimore

    The battle of Baltimore
    The battle of Baltimore was a on-land, and on-sea battle that took place in the early 1800's. Vice Admiral Alexander Cochrane, Rear Admiral George Cockburn, and Major General Robert Ross decided to take their ship up to the boarding port of Baltimore- America's third largest city at the time. Unbeknownst to them, the city and port had been preparing defensives for more than a year. This led to a massacre with land and seadwellers.
  • The battle of New Orleans

    The battle of New Orleans
    In 1814 The United States and Great Britain signed a treaty that effectively ended the war of 1814. British Forces came to Lake Borgne during the battle of New Orleans. Andrew Jackson rushed down to their aid, and his force then grew to 4,500
  • The election of Andrew Jackson

    The election of Andrew Jackson
    In 1828 Ex-President Andrew Jackson went up against his runner up candidate- John Quincy Adams. His victory over him was dubbed the "democratic dominance" in the federal race.
  • Battle of the Alamo

    Battle of the Alamo
    The battle of the Alamo for Texas' independence from Mexico lasted a total of 13 days. Suddenly thousands of Mexican soldiers cast a siege on the fort.
    The 200 soldiers held out for 13 days before the Mexican forces overpowered them.
  • Mexico loses California, New Mexico, and Arizona

    This was a treaty which actually ended the war among the United States and Mexico, Mexico ceded 55 percent of its territory, including parts of present-day Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Nevada, and Utah, to the United States.
  • The election of Abraham Lincoln

    The election of Abraham Lincoln
    Lincoln had taken advantage of the split between the democratic party, and ended up winning the plurality of the votes.
  • South Carolina secedes from the United States

    South Carolina voted to nullify the federal tariffs of 1828 and 1832, in doing so South Carolina acquired land from Mexico and promoted the first successful secession of the United States.
  • The first battle of Bull run

    The first battle of Bull run
    The first battle of Bull Run marked the first largest land battle in the Early American Wars. The battle was between two squads of Unions and Confederates who clashed near Manassas, Virginia. The confederates emerged victorious.
  • The battle of Gettysburg

    The battle of Gettysburg
    The Battle of Gettysburg is considered the most important war of the Early American Wars, On July 1st Unions clashed with Confederates, the next day was even heavier fighting. The union ended up retreating away.
  • The Treaty at Appomattox Courthouse

    The Treaty at Appomattox Courthouse
    In 1865 Gen. Robert Lee had abandoned the confederate capital of Petersburg. His goal was to meet up with reinforcements from North Carolina and resume fighting. The rebels cut off the Confederates on their way, as the confederates realized they were outnumbered they retreated.
  • Sinking of the USS Maine

    USS Maine was sent to the harbor in Havana to protect US interests during the Cuban war- she exploded and sank- killing three-quarters of her crew. It was ruled she exploded due to an internal explosion from a mine.
  • The adoption of The Star Spangled Banner as the National Anthem

    The Star Spangled Banner was recognized as the official song for the US NAVY. It was officially decided to be made the national anthem by a congressional vote on March 3rd 1931
  • Battle of the Philippines

    Battle of the Philippines
    During World War II, the Philippines campaign, commonly known as the Battle of the Philippines or the Fall of the Philippines, saw the Empire of Japan invade the Philippines and the United States and Philippine Armies defend the islands from December 8, 1941 to May 8, 1942.