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Revolutionary Timeline - Marianni Santiago

  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    Great Britain passed several Acts which made the colonist upset. This made the phrase “No Taxation Without Representation”. The British saw that the colonist did not agree with these Acts so they decided to Subdue them permanently. They wanted to end the militia by distorting there weapons and ammunition in Concord. The shot that was fired in Lexington was signified as the beginning of the Revolutionary War. What they did not know was this began a 7 year battle to get independence.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    The British defeated the Americans in Massachusetts. They fought mainly for independence. Two months after the Lexington and Concord more than 15,000 colonial troops laid siege to the British.The British could send reimbursements into Boston without any form of interruptions.This battle showed that anything between England and American colonists was no longer possible. Both Breeds Hill and Bunker hill became a stronghold for the colonial forces led by Colonial William Prescott.
  • New York

    New York
    It was the largest battle the war and was a decisive defeat for George Washington and the Continental Army. They were forced to withdraw all the way to Pennslyvania. New York was one of the most important to the British. The British controlled the city and its port for most of the war. The Continental Army was in control of the Huston River, The Hudson River was the escape way for Washington’s army after the battle of Brooklyn, which allowed the continental army to continue the fight.
  • Trenton

    Washington believed that without critical action the Continental Army was done for. For the first time, Washington forces conquered a regular army in the field. The Continental Army began making there way. Washington decided to attack Trenton New Jersey. Trenton was held by 1,400 Hessians German Soldiers. Due to bad weather only Washington’s troops made it through. They began to attack on Christmas when least expected killing the commander Johann Rall, and taking 900 of his troops.
  • Philadelphia

    American Revolution took root in Philadelphia as the colonists declared their independence and began to get ready for war. The purpose of the Philadelphia Campaign was to gain control of Philadelphia. Washington got ready to defend himself against Howes movements. Later on Howe took over Philadelphia, which later resigned. As he pursued and did not support the concurrent campaign of John Burgoyne it ended in a catastrophe for the British and it led France into the into the war.
  • Saratoga

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    The Saratoga had an impact on George Washingtons' career. If America didn't conquer they would not get the benefits they needed from the French. The victory of General Horatio Gates at Saratoga led to a very significant but ultimately unsuccessful effort to replace Washington with Gates as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. General John Burgoyne was trying to invade New England from Canada with the goal of separating New England from the rest of the United States.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
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    Valley Forge

    Congress made a run from Philadelphia to get away from the British capture of the city. The American Continental Army went to Vally Forge to camp there during the winter of 1777 and 1778. 2,000 people were killed during the encampment.Vally Forge is known as the birthplace of the American Army. The vanquishing’s led members of the congress to want to replace Washington. They that believed that he was incompetent.
  • Yorktown

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    Yorktown marked the last important battle of the American Revolution, and the start of Independence in the nation. It Also showed Washington’s character as a leader and resulting election as first president of the United States. British Troops capitulated to the continental army and their French Allies.The British was also surpassed by a variety. Cornwallis professed that he had an illness to skip the ceremony of surrender.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The ending of the Revolutionary War was signed off. The representatives of these countries signed off the treaty of Paris: United States, Great Britain, Spain and France. France handed all its land in mainland North America ending any military threat. One thing that the Treaty of Paris granted was that both nations guaranteed access to the Mississippi River. It also defined the boundaries of the United States.