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    Congress , inflation , profiteering

    When the Congress ran out of hard currency borrowed money by selling bonds to American investors and foreign governments, like France and printed paper money. As more and more money was printed, its value plunged, causing rising prices, this was called inflation. As they struggle some overnment officials engaged in profiteering, selling scarce corrupt merchants like hoarded goods or sold defective merchandise.
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    British move to the Middle states

    After retreating from Boston, the British troops decided to moved from New England down to New York and the middle states
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    British join forces

    General William Howe and Admiral Richard Howe, joined forces and sailed into New York harbor in the summer of 1776 with the largest British expeditionary force ever assembled
  • French secretly supply American troops

    After the French and Indian War, France secretly supplied the american troops with weapons and supplies.
  • American retreat from New York

    Washington tried to defend New York, but he was outnumbered and most of his troops were untrained recruits with poor equipment. In late August American troops retreat
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    Pushed to Pennsylvania

    By late fall, the British had pushed Washington’s army across the Delaware River into Pennsylvania
  • Battle of Trenton

    2,400 men led by Washington sailed crossed the Delaware River into Trenton, New Jersey to surprise attack on the drunk/ sleeping redcoats
  • enlistment were due

    The men that remained under Washington’s command, had their enlistment were due. Washington desperately needed some kind of victory for his men to keep them from going home
  • Battle of Princeton

    eight days later after the battle of Trenton the americans fought against 1,200 British stationed and won
  • Battle of Philadelphia

    General Howe began his campaign to seize the American capital at Philadelphia.The Continental Congress fled the city while Washington’s troops tried to block the redcoats but the British captured Philadelphia. General Howe the hospitality of the city’s grateful Loyalists.
  • Battle of saratoga

    Battle of saratoga
    After being surrounded by American troops, led by General Horatio Gates, General John surrendered at Saratoga. From that time on, the British generally kept their troops along the
    coast, close to the big guns and supply bases of
    the British fleet. * Turning point of the war *
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    Valley Forge

    At winter camp in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania General Washington and his meager Continental Army struggled to stay alive amidst bitter cold and primitive conditions
  • Alliance with French

    Alliance with French
    After the American victory at Saratoga, the French signed an alliance that confirmed the they agreed to help the united states throughout the war.
  • Help from Friedrich von Steuben

    Friedrich von Steuben helped the Continental Army at Valley Forge by teaching them how to stand at attention, execute field maneuvers, fire and reload quickly, and wield bayonets. Pretty soon started to become an effective fighting force.
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    Help from Marquis de Lafayette

    Lafayette was a brave, idealistic 20-year-old French aristocrat, offered his assistance joined Washington’s staff, lobbied for French reinforcements in France in 1779, and led a command in Virginia in the last years of the war. He even went through Valley Forge with army.
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    Help from Marquis de Lafayette

    Lafayette was a brave, idealistic 20-year-old French aristocrat, offered his assistance joined Washington’s staff, lobbied for French reinforcements in France in 1779, and led a command in Virginia in the last years of the war. He even went through Valley Forge with army.
  • Battle of Savannah

    A British easily takes over Savannah, Georgia.
  • British Capture Charles Town

    General Clinton and Cornwallis sailed south with 8,500 men and captured Charles Town, South Carolina
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    Through the south

    After taking control of Georgia Cornwallis continued to try and take over the other Southern colonies
  • France arrives at Rhode Island

    A French army of 6,000 had landed in Newport, Rhode Island, after the British left and had another fleet in the West Indies. Lafayette suggested that the American and French armies join forces with the other two French fleets and attack the British forces at Yorktown.
  • The Battle of Cowpens

    the British outnumbered Americans fleet but the american troops fought back, and forced them to surrender.
  • the British attack Guilford Court House, North Carolina

    Two months after the battle of Cowpens Cornwallis attacked the Guilford Court House, North Carolina. Cornwallis won the battle, but the victory came with great price he almost lost his army. This was the outcome, 93 were killed, over 400 were wounded, and 26 were missing.
  • Asking France for help

    Nathanael Greene was worried about fighting the British in the Souther States. so he wrote a letter to Marquis de Lafayette, asking for his help.
  • Army gets paid

    Robert Morris superintendent of finance and his associate was Haym Salomon begged and borrowed on their personal credit to raise money by raised funds fromincluding Philadelphia’s Quakers and Jews to provide salaries for the Continental Army
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    Battle at Yorktown

    Lafayette had plan for the Americans and the French to close in on Cornwallis. By having French and American troops surrounded the British on the Yorktown peninsula and bombarded them day and night, while a French naval force had defeated a British fleet and then blocked the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay, there by preventing anyone from coming in or out.
  • The British surrendered at York town

    General Cornwallis raised the white flag on the behave of Grate Britain to Washington, the French generals. After being surrounded by American troops at Yorktown, Virginia.
  • Accepting the British surrender

    Washington, the French generals, gathered to accept the British surrender. General Cornwallis, handed over his sword, the redcoats laid down their weapons.
  • seeking peace

    he United States, Great Britain, France, and Spain joined to negotiate in Paris .Britain hoped to avoid giving America full independence. France supported American independence but feared America’s becoming a major power. Spain was interested in acquiring the land between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River. To help negotiate the Continental Congress sent John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and John Jay on Americas behalf.
  • Treaty of Paris 1782-1783

    Treaty of Paris  1782-1783
    The Treaty of Paris was the agreement that confirmed that the United Sates were now indepented and now their own country Away for Great Britain. Within the the boarders of Canada - florida and Alantic Ocean - Mississipi River.
  • Battle of Camden

    Cornwallis’s army smashed American forces at Camden, South Carolina, and within three months the British had established forts across the state