History Timeline

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    Ben Franklin

    He was a founding father of the U.S.A, He invented thing such as the lightning rod. Newspaper editor in Philadelphia
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    John Hancock

    First person to sign declaration of independence
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    Benedict Arnold

    He was a traitor, he went to the british side and spied on the colonists
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    Thomas Jefferson

    Wrote most of the delaration of independence
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    James Madison

    4th president of the united states, graduated from Princeton. Known as "Father of the Constitution"
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    The British won the battle but the colonists had their own kind of victory, the colonists took 1,054 british casualties
  • Fun Fact

    The Battle of Bunker Hill was actually faught on Breed's Hill
  • declaration of independence

    declared independence from britain
  • Battle of Trenton

    Continential Army captured 853 hessian soldiers and killed and wounded 105 hessians
  • Battle of Saratoga

    was actually two battles 18 days apart, contenential army trapped the british and made them surrender. This was the turning point of the war
  • French Join the war

    assisted the americans in getting independence.
  • Quote

    I have not yet begun to fight- John James Jones
  • Spain Declares war on Britain

    spain declares war on britain
  • Battle of Yorktown

    british surrendered, Cornwallis surrendered his army 8,000 people, the british started to talk to the americans about peace