marika and kaylas social studies project!!

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    the revolutionary war

  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    200 american colonists dressed up as mowhak indians and snuck on to british ships. They were angry about the tea tax so the they threw countless crates of tea over board in to the boston harbor. The colonists were punished by the intlerable acts.
  • Intolerable acts

    Intolerable acts
    the intolerable acts were a punishment for the boston tea party. the british closed boston harbor and made general Tomas Gage the new governer of massachussetes. also british officers acused of crime could be sent back to england for their trial, so they were rarely punished. another thing was the quartering act this act forces colonists to house and fee soldiers. the final act was the quebec act. this extedded the boundries of quebec, taking land away form hte colonists
  • the First Continental Congress

    the first continental congress met in philedelphia to discuss the intolerable acts.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    British troops were sent to capture John Hancock and Samule Adams. Also they were sent to steal the colonists weapons. Paul Revere warned everybody and told the minutemen to get ready to attack. faced off at Lexington and again at Concord. Then the Patriots peppered the British with bullets all the way back to Boston, killing tons of redcoats.
  • The Second Continental Congress

    Members of the Second Continental Congress met at the State House in Philidelphia. There were several Delegates; John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson, and Ben Franklin. They met to discuss the Revolution
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    Fort Ticonderoga
    Colonists led a suprise attack and took over the fort. They brang all the weapons back to Boston. This was the first vicotry for the colonists.
  • Battle of Breeds and Bunker Hill

    The colonists made a fort on Breeds Hill because they wanted to stop the British from going to Dorchester. They lost because they were low on gunpowder but the colonists only lost 400 while the British lost 1000.
  • Battle of Quebec

  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Ben Franklin wrote a formal statement of the colonies intentions.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    The battle of Trenton in Trenton, New Jersey lasted less than an hour. Patriot forces captured more than 900 Hessians. The impressive victory boosted patriots spirits.
  • Battle of Princeton

    Battle of Princeton
    A hard fought battle. It ended in October another victory for the Patriots, and the redcoats flee.
  • Battle of Brandywine Creek

    Howe's forces won a convincing victory. Patriots suffered almost twice as many casualties as the British. Howe allowed soilders to escape instead of crushing the continental army completely.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Burgoyne suffered major defeat. Patriot's troop led by General Horatio Gates drove back a British attack. Patriots captured burgoynes entire army.
  • Battle of Valley Forge

    Continental army low on supplies. Washington settled at Valley Forge. They suffered from shortages of food and clothing. During the harsh winter one fifth of soilders died of a disease or malnutrtion. Fredrich von Steuben led soilders to aid, and make them become a well trained group of soilders.
  • Battle of Vincennes

    Battle of Vincennes
    Clark pursuaded indians to be temporarily neutral in the war. During this period British recaptured Vincennes. Clarks forces returned and took back at the battle of Vincennes.
  • Battle of Savannah

    Battle of Savannah
    Savannah, Georgia had been captured by British colonial Archibald Campbell. Franco-American attempt to retake Savannah. Failure of joint american-french attack seige failed and British remained in control of Savannah until ends of the war.
  • Battle of Charleston

    Battle of Charleston
    The Battle of Charleston took place towards the end of the Revolutionary war. After about six weeks of seige, Continental army major General Ben Lincoh surrendered forces, About 500,000 British. Biggest loss of troops suffered by Continental Army.
  • Battle of Camden

    Battle of Camden
    a major victory for the British in south. British forces under lieutenant general Lord Charles Cornwallis routed American forces of major General Horatio Gates
  • Yorktown

    Patriots steadily wore down the British defenses. Washington prepared a major attack on weakedned British troops, fearing a defeat Cornwallis-British surrendered. British were defeated
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    General Britain recognized the independent United States. Treaty also set new nation's borders. Mississippi and Great Lakes were borders for the North. British accepted American rights to settle and trade west of the 13 Colonies.