In late August a battle in New York between the British and the Continenal Army ended with victory for the british as the men of the Continental Army retreated.
A Continental Army volunteer by the name of Michael Graham describes the chaotic withdrawal.
THE BRITISH MARCHING TO STOP REBELLION
The British had previously retreated from Boston. THen they decided to head doen to the middle states to stop the rebellion.
BROTHERS JOINING FORCES
In 1776 during the summer two brothers named general William Howe and admiral Richard Howe on Staten Island.
Suppling in Secrecy
Since early 1776 the french secretly sent weapons to the patriots because they were still bitter that they lossed the French and Indian to the British.
PUSHED TO PENNSILVANIA
By late fall the British had pushed the Washington's army across the Delaware River into Pennsilvania with most of his troops killed or captured by the British.
Battle of Trenton
Washington made a bold move and decided to attack a Hessian camp where the men were currently dirinking and having fun. While Washingtion and his men are crossing the Delaware River. They reached that camp at 8 oclock in the morning and sneak attcked the Hessians. The american's won
We MUST ATTAIN VICTORY
The terms of the enlistment would end and all the soilders will most likley leave,Washington desperatly needing a victory to keep his troops from going home.
8 days later another victory was won by the American's In Princeton.
CAPTURE THE CAPITAL
In the spring of 1777 General Howe set off to capture Philadelphia which is America's capital. He sailed from NewYork to the head of Chesapeake Bay. They landed near the capital in late August
BATTLE OF SARATOGA
A mass amount of American troops surrounded British General Burgoyne at Saratoga. This is where the general surrendered. This event also altered the British battle plans which was they were going to stay close to the coast.
THE WINTER OF VALLEY FORGE
From 1777-1778 it was the winter of valley forge and the pariots (Continental Army) camped out in make shift huts in the frezzing weather in Pennsylvania woods. While the British troops are camping in warm homes because they now occupy Philadelphia.
The french sighned a treaty with the American's that says they reconize Americas independence. The traty also says that the French cannot make peace with the British until they reconize the Americans independence
A more Stronger Continental Army
With the help of military leaders that are trained proffesonals the Continental Army was becoming a great fighting force.
The deafeat of the battle of saratoga and the British new Strategy
After their humiliating defeat at the battle of Saratoga they began to shift their operations to the south
The British gained Savanna,Georgia while going on an expedition.
By the Spring of 1779
By the spring of 1779 Georgia has a royal govener once again.
MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE
This man joined Washington and offered his assistence he also sent for more french reinforcments.
During this time marched American soilders as prisoners of war.Then Clinton left for New York and left Cornwallis in charge of the british soilders and to conquer the south and north Carolina
during this time Cornwallis succeeded for the most part in conquering north and south carolina and they advanced taking in runaway slaves as soilders in exchange for their freedom.
The French and Americans devise a well thought out plan to corner the British in Yorktown with all the inforation they gained.
BRITIAN LOSES IN 1781
During this time the British met up with the Continental army in Cowspen,South Carolina. The British thought the American troops would run away instead they stood their ground and fought back until the British surrendered in the end.
Greene who is a general of Washington's weakened the British but he worried on how the fight for the south will go so he writes a letter asking for help to Lafayette.
Congress appointed a rich Philadelphian merchant by the name of Robert Morris with his superintendent Haym Salomon to raise money in order to pay the troops
By this date Morris and Salomon raised enough money to pay the soilders.
close to surrendering
With his troops outnumbered Cornwallis finally relized defeat and surrendered.
the battle of YORKTOWN
On this day Yorktown, Virgina witnessed the deafeat of the british in which America finally gains their independence.
On this date Washington, the French Generals and troops accepted the British surrender.
the talk of peace was in paris in the year 1782. reprsenitives of the 4 nations talked during this meeting. They want to negotiate something so they can gain what they wish
TREATY OF PARIS
During a long time of megociating the nations decided on what to do and so sighned the Treaty of Paris.
General Henry Clinton
General Henry Clinton replaced Howe in New York and along with Genral Charles Cornwallis sailed south with alot of troops.