Elizabeth Roldan's Revoutionary War Timeline

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    Turning Point

    French had been sending Weapons secretly to the Patriots since early 1776.
  • War Retreats to Middle States

    British decide to seize New York after retreating from Boston as a way to stop the rebellion at hand and by doing this, isolating New England.
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    Defeat in New York

    General William Howe and Admiral Richard Howe joined forces to create the largest expeditionary force ever assembled, with 32,000 soldiers thousands being German mercenaries.
  • Defeat in New York

    Washington manages to rally 23,000 men to defend New York, but soon run low in amo and were out-numbered because of troops with little experience.
  • Deflating Army

    With less than 8,000 men due to end enlistment, Washington desperatley seeked a victory to keep men from going home.
  • Bettle of Trenton

    Bettle of Trenton
    With much at risk, Washington made a bold move by crossing the icy Deleware River in a sneak attack against the British who were defenseless where they kill 30 and captures 918
  • Another Victory

    6 days after the Battle of Trenton, another victory against 1,200 British soldiers, rallied the Amerians, Washington then marched his army near Morristown.
  • Turning Point

    The French recognized American indendence and signed an alliance, or treaty of cooperation with the Americans.
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    The Fight For Philadelphia

    General Howe moved into the American Capital, where the Continental Congress fled and Washington's troops unsuccessfully tried to block the Red Coats, the British captured Philadelphia.
  • Saragota

    Saragota
    Massed American troops surrounded Burgoyne at Saragota, where he surrendered his battered army to General Gates, leaving the tables turned on Britain's strategy.
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    Valley Forge

    As The British were comfortably housed during this winter, the patriots suffered a long cold winter at Valley Forge, the Continental Army's camp with little clothing and limited resources.
  • European Allies Shift the Balance

    Friedrivh von Steuben teaches American troops to stand attention, execute field maneuvers, fire and reload quickly, and wield bayonets.
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    The British Move South

    British shift their operation south in hopes of loyalists support, relcaim former colonies and to slowly fight their way back.
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    Early British Success in the South

    British expidition easily took Savannah Georgia.
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    Lafayete and The French

    Marquis de Lafayette joined Washington's staff and lobbied for French reinforcements and led a command in virginia in the last years of the war.
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    Spring of 1779

    A royal Governor once again commanded Georgia.
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    To South Carolina

    General Henry Clinton and Charles Cornwallis, with 8,500 men sailed south towards South Carolina.
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    British Surrender at Yorktown

    Lafayette suggested that the American and the French armies should join forces with the two French fleets and attack the British fleets at Yorktown.
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    Cornwallis's Success

    Most of 1780, Cornwallis succeeded
  • British Victory

    With their Greatest victory yet, the British took over Charles Town, South Carolina and marched 5,000 American soldiers off as prisioners of war.
  • Camden

    Cornwallis's army smashed into American forces at Camden, South Carolina.
  • British Taking Over

    Within this third month the British established forts across the state.
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    Financing the War

    Congress appointed a rich merchant Robert Morris as superintendent of finance, him and Haym Salomon begged and borrowed on their personal credit to raise money to provide salaries for the Contintental Army.
  • British Losses in 1781

    At Cowpens, South Carolina the British expected the outnumbered Americans to flee; but the Coninental Army fought back, and forced the redcoats to surrender.
  • Cornwallis Strikes Back

    Angered at the defeat, Cornwallis attacked Greene at Guilford Courthouse in North Carolina.
  • British Losses in 1781

    Greene wrote a leter to Laffayete, asking for help.
  • Financing the War

    Troops were finally paid in specie, or gold coin.
  • Victory at Yorktown

    Victory at Yorktown
    Cornwallis finally raised the white flag in surrender after the siege of Yorktown lasted for three weeks.
  • Yorktown

    The French were dressed in bright blue coats and white trousers while American troops were wearing rough hunting shirts and faded continental uniforms as they witnessed a formal British surrender, and the Revolutionary War had finally ended.
  • Assemble

    Washington, French Generals and thir troop arrive to accept the surrender of the British in triumph.
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    Seeking Peace

    In Paris, representatives of four nations, United States, Great Britain, France and Spain joined negotiations.
  • Treaty of Paris

    The delegates signed The Treaty of Paris, which confirmed independance of the United States and set the boundries of the new nation.