Revolutionary By: Emily Martinez

  • winter of 1777-1778

    winter of 1777-1778
    the continental army base camp at valley forge. cold tough winter and many solders died because of having to stay outside in what is known as one of the coldest winters. many solders were barefoot and barley had any warm gear on.
  • The day after

    the men had marched 9 miles through snow to get to trenton. because most of the hessians there were too drunk from the night before the americans killed 30 men and took 918 captives
  • A turning point (EARLY 1776)

    still bitter from the french and indian war the french had sent the patriots weapons since 1776 but the saratoga victory made the french believe the americans and now France agreed to join the revolution on the american side
  • march 1776

    The British retreated from Boston, moving the war to the middle states
  • summer of 1776

    Howe brothers joined forces and sailed into New York harbor with large british ships
  • august 27th 1776

    Michael Graham was a continental army volunteer that described withdraw
  • late fall of 1776

    british had pushed back Washington's army across Delaware river
  • The Battle of Trenton

    The Battle of Trenton
    Washington resolved to risk everything by leading 2,400 men in small rowboats across the ice filled Delaware river
  • December 31st

    the enlistments were due and Washington desperately needed some kind of victory.
  • 8 days later

    americans won another battle 8 days later in Princeton. later Washington marched his army into winter camp.
  • The fight for Phili

    General Howe began his campaign to seize the american capital at Philadelphia
  • late August

    British troops sailed from New York to head to Chesapeake Bay. The continental congress fled the city while Washington's troops unsuccessfully tried to block the redcoats. The British captured Philadelphia
  • Victory at Saratoga

    Victory at Saratoga
    general Howe was supposed to meet up with General Burgoyne and General john for a great plan to join forces to attack the americans. General Gates an american was in charge to get them. Everyone abandoned Burgoyne and he was forced to surrender making this the turning point of the war
  • The French Join

    The French recognized American independence and France agreed not to make peace with Britain unless they recognized american independence
  • european allies shift

    Friedrich Von Steuben was a Prussian captain and a talented drillmaster volunteered his services to train the continental army.
  • the british move south

    the british began to shift there military south there they hoped to get loyalist support and They planed to rise back up.
  • british success in the south

    A British expedition easily took Savannah Georgia
  • The British move south

    a royal governor once again commanded Georgia.
  • Charles Town

    the British captured Charles town and marched 5,500 american soldiers off as prisoners of war
  • Rhode Island

    A French army of 6,000 had landed in Newport after the British left the city to focus on the south.
  • Camden

    Cornwallis's army smashed forces at Camden and within three months the British had established forts across the state
  • Brithish Sucsess

    General Henry Clinton replaced Howe in New York had help with the authorities of general Charles Cornwallis they sailed south with 8,500
  • African Americans

    as the redcoats advanced they were joined by thousands of African Americans who had escaped the patriots from slavery.
  • British loose in 1781

    forces met at Cow pens the British expected the outnumbered Americans to flee but the Continental Army fought back and forced the red coats to surrender.
  • Lafayette

    Marquis De Lafayette a brave 20 year old aristocrat offered his assistance in valley forge for french reinforcements and led a command in Virginia in the last years of the war.
  • Guildford Court House

    Cornwallis attacked Greene at Guildford Court House. Cornwallis won the battle but he lost nearly a fourth of his troops. 93 were killed and over 400 were wounded even 26 missing
  • HELP

    Greene wrote a letter to Lafayette asking for help
  • financing the war cont.

    Due to the efforts of Morris and Salomon the troops were finally paid in specie or gold coin
  • Victory at Yorktown

    Victory at Yorktown
    Cornwallis troops were outnumbered by a lot. Cornwallis finally raised the white flag of surrender
  • financing the war

    the congress appointed a rich Philadelphia merchant Robert Morris as superintendent of finance