Events of the American Revolution

Timeline created by kel2080
  • Spark- Lexington and Concord

    Spark- Lexington and Concord
    This was the first battle in the American Revolution. British soldiers tried to lead a surprise attack on Concord, the rebel's military stores. The British fired on the Americans, and they fired back. The British abonded the bridge and headed to Concord. Realizing this was bad, they returned to Boston ASAP. Minutemen and Militia from all the surrounding towns marched towards Concord, the retreating army was outflanked, out gunned, and scared. #shotheartroundtheworld
  • First- Bunker Hill

    First- Bunker Hill
    British forces landed on the Charlestown Peninsula and marched to Breed's Hill to attack.As the British advanced,the Americans were told not to fire.Once the redcoats were within several hundred yards,the Americans fired and sent the British into retreat.The British attacked again with much of the same results.The Americans were running low on ammunition, though.When the British advanced for a third time, they engaged in hand to hand combat,and won. #dontfireuntilyouseethe whitesoftheireyes
  • Turning Point-Saratoga

    Turning Point-Saratoga
    Saratoga is considered a turning point because it is when the French joined Washington's army, replenishing them and giving them the much needed supplies and support. In the first battle, the British had advanced south. A militia of sharpshooters from Virginia harrassed the soldiers while colonists charged into them and won. In the second battle, the Colonists won without ever engaging in to a full combat - the British fully surrendered on October 17th. #twobattles
  • Valley Forge Picture

    Valley Forge Picture
  • Last-Yorktown

    Cornwallis is in Virginia, coming up from South Carolina. Washington and Rochambeau came from New York, and the french admiral De Grasse, came in to Chesapeake Bay (Cornwallis' army cannot be resupplied from the east w/o fighting the French). Washington's men went southwest and south, and the french went east. Cornwallis surrended. #wewon
  • Resolution-Treaty of Paris of 1783

    Resolution-Treaty of Paris of 1783
    The Treaty of Paris ended the Revolutionary War, and recognized American Independence. #endedthewar
  • Articles of Confederation Picture

    Articles of Confederation Picture
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    Government-Articles of Confederation

    The first constitution of the United States. It wasn't until March 1, 1781, that all 13 Colonies were ratified however. The Articles created a very loose confederation, and the power was mainly within the states. The United States Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation on March 4, 1789. #firstconstitution
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    Low Point- Valley Forge

    With 2,000 log cabin's,people typically think of Valley Forge as the lowest point for the soldiers-half naked,.starving, and battling the elements. The first month, provisions were hard to come by and they had to make do.However, a majority of the soldiers were mainly fully uniformed, and they learned how to make 'firecakes', a mixture of flower and water.But as the spring neared, so did disease.Of the 2,000 men that died at Valley Forge, 2/3 died from disease.#badchoice