Gisselle Hidalgo - Revolutionary War

  • War Moves to the Middle States

    After the British withdrew from Boston, this moved the war to the middle states. They decided to isolate New England and seize NYC.
  • French Aid

    After winning at Saratoga, the French sent weapons to the American troops and supported the Revolution.
  • Largest British Expeditionary Force

    General William Howe and Admiral Richard Howe joined together to form the largest British expeditionary force ever assembled.
  • Retreat in New York

    After being vastly outnumbered by the redcoats in New York, Washington's troops retreated with heavy loses.
  • Surprise Attack on the British

    Washington lead 2,400 men across the freezing cold Delaware river during a fierce storm.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Washington surprise attacked the drunken redcoats and killed 30 enemies, took 918 captives and 6 Hessian canons.
  • Expiration Date for the Men

    After being pushed into Pennsylvania, Washington's men were either leaving or died. The terms of the enlistment were to end on December 31.
  • Princeton Victory

    After winning Trenton, the Americans won against 1,200 at Princeton. This made Washington move his army to a winter camp near Morristown, New Jersey.
  • Capture of Philadelphia

    General Howe and his troops sailed to Chesapeake Bay and landed near the capital. The British were able to seize the capital.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    When Burgoyne was left at Saratoga by the generals, he was surrounded by mass American troops. He surrendered his army to General Gates. The surrender changed the war strategy for Britain.
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    Winter at Valley Forge

    Valley Forge served as a site for the Continental Army during the winter of 1777-1778. It was the lowest point for Washington, but hope for winning improved.
  • American Transformation

    In the middle of a freezing winter, Friedrich von Steuben, a Prussian captain and drillmaster, came to help the American troops become an effective fighting force.
  • Treaty with France

    The treaty stated that France recognized American independence and France would not make peace with Britain.
  • Switching Gears to the South

    After losing at Saratoga, the British began to move south. In doing this they hoped that to get Loyalist support, get their colonies back and move back north.
  • Capture of Savannah, Georgia

    After the British went south, they were able to easily take Savannah, Georgia.
  • Lafayette Asks French for Reinforcements

    When Marquis de Lafayette joined Washington, he asked the French for help in 1779.
  • Royal Governor

    After being captured by the redcoats, Georgia was ruled by a royal governor.
  • Charles Cornwallis Moves South

    Cornwallis replaced General Henry Clinton in New York and moved 8,500 men south.
  • Capture of Charles Town, South Carolina

    The British troops were able to capture Charles Town, South Carolina and took 5,500 American troops as prisoners of war.
  • Cornwallis's Successes

    Cornwallis's troops were able to beat the American troops at Camden, South Carolina and established forts across the states.
  • American Win at Cowpens, North Carolina

    Greene and Cornwallis's troops met in Cowpens, South Carolina. The British expected the American troops to flee, but they fought back and forced the British troops to surrender.
  • Cornwallis's Costly, But Successful Win

    Cornwallis attacked Greene at Guilford Court House, North Carolina. Cornwallis won, but suffered many casualties.
  • Superintendent of Finance

    Robert Morris was appointed superintendent of finance and his associate was Haym Salomon. Together they raised funds and took out money from personal credit.
  • Greene Asking For Help

    Although Greene weakened the redcoats, he worried about the fight for the South. This caused him to ask Lafayette for help.
  • The Troops Are Paid

    Robert Morris and Haym Salomon borrowed from personal credit and raised money to pay the troops in specie or gold coin.
  • Cornwallis Surrenders

    After being outnumbered and surrounded at Yorktown, Cornwallis raised the white flag.
  • British Surrender at Yorktown

    British Surrender at Yorktown
    The American and French troops witnessed the formal British surrender at Yorktown, Virginia which ended the American Revolution.
  • Accepting The Surrender

    The French generals, Washington and his troops came together to witness Cornwallis and his troops surrender and give up their weapons.
  • Peace Talks in Paris

    Representatives of the U.S, Great Britain, France and Spain began to negotiate what they all wanted. The U.S wanted independence, Britain wanted to avoid their independence, France supported the U.S and Spain wanted land between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris was signed and it stated that the U.S was independent and boundaries of the nation. It also held promises that would not happen, which would cause future problems.