Extra Credit Timeline

  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Colonists threw rocks and snowballs at soldiers. Unknown gun shots, and five colonists died. It's important because it was the first instance of outright aggressiveness towards the British.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Protesting the Tea Act the Sins of Liberty dumped EIC Tea into the harbor. It's important because it demonstrates America's unwillingness to work with Britain. It lead further into a rebellion.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    The British soldiers attempted to burn colonial arms. They ambushed and killed the colonists. It is important because it demonstrates that the colonists will not be easily defeated.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    In attempt to capture Boston, British troops stormed and captured the Bunker Hill. It is important because the British had 1,100 casualties proving the revolutionary war would be an equal fight.
  • Battle of New York

    Battle of New York
    Washington retreats in the dead of the night. It is important because the British captured New York, it was a crippling defeat for the colonists.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    Americans sneak attack in the middle of the night. They capture an entire enemy force and only lose five men. It is important because it gives America hope
  • Battle of Princeton

    Battle of Princeton
    Washington leaves camp in the middle of the night to attack, and he defeats Cornwallis and captured Pinceton. It is important because it boots morale, massive jump in volunteer soldiers.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    Americans surrounded the British General Burgoyne. He ends up surrendering all of his troops. It is important because it convinces France to join Americas side.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    Americans and the French trap the British in Yorktown. Cornwallis surrenders his army. It is important because it ends the revolutionary war.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    America is granted all the territory south of Canada from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River. It is important because Britain recognizes America's independence.