Revoluntionary War David Vanlew

  • France Sends Weapons Secretly

    Since 1776 the French had been secretly sending weapons to the american colonies becasue they were still upset about there defeat by Britain. This was there way of revenge by helping the Britains enemeys.
  • British Retreat

    The British retreat from Boston. Moving the threat of war to the middle states. As a part of a grandplan to stop the rebellion by isolating New England, the British decided to seize New York.
  • Capture Of NewYork Port

    Two brothers , Genrral William Howe and Admiral Richard Howe joined forces on Staten island and sailed into New York Harbor with the largest British expeditory force of troops ever assebled.
  • End of Battle of New York

    By late fall, the British had pushed Washingtons army across the Delaware River into Pennslyvania. The vast majority of washingtons men had either deserted or had been killedo r even captured. Fewer than 8,000 men remained under Washingtons command, and the terms of their enlistment were due to end on december 31.
  • MIchael Grahams Description of Battle of New York

    The end of the Battle of New and the continetal army retreat is described by Michael Graham. He was Continenetal Army volunteer and in his descriptions he describes what took place in the auful battle.
  • British Push washington

    By late fall of 1776, the brtitish had already pushed washington and the Continetal Army across the Delaware River and into Pennslyvania.
  • Battle of Trenton

    washington resolved to risk everything on one bold stroke set for christmas night. In the face of a feirce storm , he led 2,400 men in a small rowboats across the ice cold Delaware river. Sucsessfuly Sneek attacking the Hessian they were able to steal six of there cannons take 918 captive and kill 30.
  • Continental Armys volunteers terms are Due

    The Continental Army was made out of men who sighned up for a certain period of time. The terms of all the volunteers of the continental Army were due on december 31 1776. Washington despertaltey needed a victory to keep them from going home.
  • Battle of Princeton

    8 days later the Continental Army defeats the Britain troops at the Battle of Trenton, the Continental Army also defeats the redcoats at the Battlw of Princeton, New Jersey
  • General Howe's Campaign Begin

    By spring of 1777, the muddy feilds had dried out and general Howe began his campaign to seize the American Capital at Phildelphia.
  • Howe's Troops Land near Philidelphia

    Howe's redcoats sailed from New York to the head of the Chesapeake Bay, and land near Philidelphia in late August. This causes the Continental army to flee after unsuccessfully blocking the Redcoats at Brandywine Creek.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    After a fall in the British plan, the American troops are able to surround Gerneral Burgoyne at Saratoga. Here General Burgoyne surrendered his battered army to general Gates. This is a turning point in the Revolution because after the French hears about what the American troops did, FRance decides to join the war and help the American Colonies break free from Mamma Country (Britain)
  • Valley Forge

    During the winter of 1777-1778, Valley Forge outside of Philly served as a camsite for the Continental Army.
  • France and America Unite

    The French reconize American independence and sighned a treaty of cooperation, which was an alliance with the Americans. Accordiing to the treaty, France wuld not make peace with Britain unless Britain reconized American independece as well.
  • American Troops Tranformation Begins

    Friedrich von Steuben, who was a purssian captain and a drillmaster , decides to volunteer his services to gerneral Washington. Steuben taught the Colonial soilders how to fight in battle and with his help, the Continental Army starts to become more effective.
  • British Military Change

    In the summer of 1778, after the British were defeated at Saratoga, Britain decides to change their military strategy and shift their operations south and try to get lohyal support.
  • British Expedition

    At the end of 1778, a British expedition takes over a Savannah Gerioga.
  • Geotgia has Royal Governor once Again

    Spring of 1779 a royal goveror controls Gerorgia once again after the successful British Experdition took over Savannah, Georgia
  • Lafayette Calls for French Reinforcments

    Lafayette Calls for French Reinforcments
    Marquis de Lafayette was a 20 years old French aristocraft who decides to join WAshington and the Continental Army. IN 1779 he lobbied France for French Reinforcements.
  • Clinton replaces Howe's

    in 1780 General Henry Clinton replaces General Howe in New York
  • Charles Town is Captured

    General Henry Clinton and General Charles Cornwallis sail south with 8.500 men and capture Charles Town in South Carolina.
  • Cornwallis smashes Americans at Camden

    In August, Cornwall's army smashed american troops at camden South Carolina.
  • British Forts established in South Carolina

    After destroying American troops , Cornwallis is able to establish Various British forts across the state.
  • Forces meet at Cowpens

    General Morgan and his troops lead the British on a chase in the country side. The two forces meet at Cowpens, South Carolina and when the Continental army fights back, the redcoats surrender.
  • Cornwallis attacks Greene

    Since CornWallis was mad that he was defeated at Cowpens, he decides to attack grene two months later at Gulford Court House , North Carolina. Cornwallis wins the battle but loses one fourth of his men.
  • Robert Morris becomes superintendent of Finance

    In 1781 The Cintinental Congress makes Robert Morris, a rich Pilidelphia merchant. The superintendent of Finnance.
  • Continental Army Gets Paid

    The finacial movemnts Morris and haym Salomon make allow the troops to finally get paid in gold on sept 8. 1781
  • Treaty of Paris is created

    Treaty  of Paris is created
    Delegates sighned the Treaty of Paris, whitch gave the U.S full independence. It also stated that the U.S stretched from the Alantic ocean to Mississipi River. Also from Canada to the Florida border.
  • Surrender at Yorktown

    Surrender at Yorktown
    The Battle of Yorktown was a victory by a combined assault of American forces led by George Washington and French forces led by the Comte de Rochambeau over a British Army commanded by Lieutenant General Lord Cornwallis. The culmination of the Yorktown campaign, it proved to be the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War in North America, as the surrender of Cornwallis' army prompted the British government eventually to negotiate an end to the conflict. This ended at 3pm
  • Talking peace

    In paris,1782 a nation meeting was held. A repersentitive from Briaian, france, America and spain met to negotiate .John Adams , Benjamin Franklin and John Jay of New York go to paris and are able to get Britain to agree to full inedependence of the U.S