Mrs. Brown's American History Class- Elizabeth Garcia

  • General George Washington

    He was the first president of the United States. He established the cabinet, assumed leadership in legislative affairs, and was involved in the Confederation. He was the colonist’s Virginian militia and fought against the French.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Britain owned all of Canada and the land east of the Mississippi River and also Florida. North America became owned by Great Britain and Spain.
  • First Continental Congress

    This congress was important to the Revolution because they confronted the king about the Intolerable/Coercive Acts and threatened to stop trade with Britain. The First Continental Congress voiced the opinion of many Americans towards the British government.
  • Battle of Lexington

    A fight between the British and the Americans started when the British soldiers were sent to destroy the American’s weapons. The British ended up in defeat. This was significant to the Revolution because it led to many groups of militia forming in America/New England.
  • Second Continental Congress

    One year after the First Continental Congress, the Second Continental Congress met. Many colonists were angry after the battle of Lexington. The Continental Army was made for all the thirteen colonies and George Washington was selected as the Commander and Chief.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    The British fought the Americans at Charleston Heights in Massachusetts. The Americans lost but did a lot of damage to the British Army by killing and wounding 1150 men. Even though they lost, the Americans were optimistic because they fought well.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    This petition was made by the Second Continental Congress and was sent to King George in hopes that he would consider peace. King George rejected the letter which caused the War of Independence.
  • Common Sense Published

    Common Sense was written by Thomas Paine who talked about what life for Americans would be like if they had no ties to Britain. King George was put in a bad light and persuaded many to join the rebellion. This cause people to become Patriots or Loyalists.
  • Declaration of Independence

    This was central to the Revolution because it made America independent from Britain and was a revolt against the British government that worked.
  • Trenton

    This was a surprise attack planned by George Washington. This was a critical time because even the rebels were questioning if they could really win the war. The Americans captured 918 people and reassured the rebels to keep fighting for what they believed in.
  • Princeton

    This battle in Princeton, New Jersey was a win for the Americans. The leader, George Washington, led 4500 men in to battle and captured about 280 British men.
  • Valley Forge

    In Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, George Wahington and his army endured harsh winters. Twenty five percent of the troops died but aid came to them from people like French Marquis de Lafayette and the Polish Count, Casimir Pulaski.
  • Savannah

    3100 British men took control of Savannah and captured 500 Americans. This was a huge loss for the Americans who were previously a step ahead of the British.
  • Charlestown

    The Charlestown battle was a loss for Southern American colonies. The battle lasted about 6 weeks. The British had more weapons and supplies and their amount of troops was more than the Americans. Major General Benjamin Lincoln eventually surrendered.
  • Yorktown

    The Yorktown battle lasted from 1777 to 1781. George Washington gave British troops in Yorktown, Virginia false information and attacked them. The British believed the Americans were headed for New York when in realitym they surrounded the British. The British surrendered and this marked the end of the American Revolution.