Revolution war

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  • Battle of Lexington

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War.
  • Second Continental Congress

    The Second Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies.
  • Ben Franklin went to Paris

    Ben Franklin went to France to get the French to help us fight the British.
  • Battle of Long Island

    The British won the Battle of Long Island and took control of New York City.
  • Battle of Trenton

    This was a key early Patriot victory. Washington's troops sneaked across the Delaware River to surprise the German mercenaries who were on the side of the British.
  • Battle of Saratogs

    This Battle was turning point in the war. The colonist victory helped to convince the France to send troops and ships to help.
  • British captures philadelphia

    Washington let the British the city to protect his ill-prepared troops from a open battle with the British until they were better train at Valley Forge.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    During the winter of 1777-1778 Washington's troops were able to train and get a much needed rest at Valley Forge.
  • Capture Savannah

    This British victory was hoped to be the first of many in the British southern strategy to defeat the colonist because the south was believed to be more loyal to Britain.
  • Capture Charleston

    Worst defeat of the colonist in the revolution and it gave the British control of the southern colonies.
  • Battle of yorktown

    With the help of France and Spain the colonies were able to achieve such a significant victory over the British that the British were ready to end the war.
  • Treaty of Paris ends the war

    This agreement formally ended the war between the colonist and the British. In it Britain agreed to American independence.