Revolutionary War

  • Lexington & Concord

    Lexington & Concord
    General Thomas Gage sent 700 troops to Concord, on a mission to sieze arms of the rebels and capture important colonial leaders. As the British troops marched to Concord, Paul Revere and William Dawes raced to the town to alert minutemen that the British were coming. In Lexington, 77 minutemen were waiting for the British Troops. When they arrived, they order the minutemen to go home, but they refused. Suddenly, a shot rang out. This started the Revolutionary War.
  • Lexington & Concord (B)

    Lexington & Concord (B)
    Five miles away, in Lexington, 400 minutemen fought the British as they retreated back to Boston. When they got back, the British relized they had 300 killed or wounded soldiers.
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    Fort Ticonderoga
    The battle of Fort Ticonderoga happened on the southern end of Lake Champlain, in northern New York. The leader of the colonists, Ethan Allen, was a blacksmith and his followers were Green Mountain Boys. Allen's troop crossed the lake and surprised trhe British in the early morning. Only 42 British troops were guarding the fort, and gave up almost immediatly when Allen and his troops arrived.
  • Fort Ticonderoga (B)

    Fort Ticonderoga (B)
    Fort Ticonderoga was important to the colonists because it controlled the main route between Canada & the Hudson River Valley, and it also held valuable weapons, like canons.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    There were 10,000 American soldiers, who were farmers & workers, not trained soldiers, who surronded the city of Boston. The British trailed up Bunker Hill to retrieve canons that the colonist had. While 150 feet away, the colonists fired at the British soldiers. It took the British three tries to get up the hill, and only succeededd because the Americans ran out of ammunition and had to retreat. More than 1,000 British soldiers were dead or wounded, while Americans only had 400 dead or wounded.
  • Invasion of Canada

    Invasion of Canada
    Richard Montgomery and Benedict Arnold led American forces to Quebec, Canada for an invasion. They arrived during a severe snowstorm, and the army was feeding off of boiled candles, bark, & shoe leather for food. The American army were weakened by disease and hunger, and with Montgomery dead and Arnold wounded, they retreated back to the colonies.
  • British Withdrawl from Boston

    British Withdrawl from Boston
    The British could no longer defend the city of Boston because the American forces had canons aimed at the harbor, where they could easily attack the British ships. With this, the British just could no longer defend the city of Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Fight for New York

    Fight for New York
    In the Fight for New York, the British hadeperience over Washington. Washington was poorly trained and only had 20,000 troops, and the British was very experienced and had 34,000 troops and 10,000 sailors. The battle of New York was a long series of battles. The British over ruled, driving Washington out of Brooklyn and New York City. Nathan Haled was a Connecticut officer, who had to collect information about the British lines. He was sentenced to death, and the next day was hung.
  • Fight for New York: (B)

    Fight for New York: (B)
    Nathan's last words were " I only regret that I have, but one life to lose for my country." The condition of the Continental Army.. The soldiers were constanly retreating, soldiers were deserting, others were ready to go home when their terms were done with.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    We now celebrate our freedom on July 4th, Independence Day. As Ben Franklin signed the Delclaration of Independence, he said, "We must all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang seperately." He ment that all the colonists must stay together to create America, and if they don't, then the British will capture them, and they will all be hung, seperately. The declaration changed the nature of the Revolution by no longer fighting against the British, but fighting to create a new country.
  • Crossing the Delaware

    Crossing the Delaware
    In the middle of the night, on December 25, Washington and 24 hundred troops crossed the Delaware River, heading towards Trenton. The Mercenaries at Trenton were completely surprised. Mercenaries are soldiers paid by another country to fight for them. The Americans sneaked past the British by lighting fires, and secretly crossing the river. British troops didn't know of the escape, until the next morning.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    British planned to have 8,000 troops to move south, and capture the American forts on Lake Champlain. But the plan was unsuccessful because they had a misguided attempt to attack Philadelphia. Also, American forces cut off Britsh troops going to Mohawk Valley.The British pushed south, dragging a large train of baggage cart through the woods. Their supplies were running short.The Americans won the battle of Saratoga. Four results are a major turning point in the war, ended the British threat...
  • Battle of Saratoga (B)

    Battle of Saratoga (B)
    ... lifted Patriots spirits, and helped convince Europeans that Americans had a chance of winning the war.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    In Valley Forge the Continental Army spent their winter in wet and damp huts. Many of them didn't have shoes and were hungry and ill. But the British Army were staying in Philadelphia in comfortable houses. Women made clothes for the men, fed them, and nursed the soldiers.
  • Defending the Frontier

    Defending the Frontier
    George Roger Clark was sent from Virginia to defend the frontier in the Ohio River Valley. He easily captures forts Kaskaskia and Cahokia. Clark's troops trudged 200 miles to Vincennes, sometimes through icy waters up to their chests. They captured a British fort, surprising them. This helped Americans by allowing settlers to remain on the frontier.
  • War at Sea

    War at Sea
    Even though the British had a larger navy than us, we fought them. American commander John Paul Jones fought side by side with the British ship Serapis. Canons and muskets teared both ships apart. The odds weren't in our favor, but we refused to give up. Eventually, the British surrendered. A privateer is an armed civilian ship that had their governments permission to attack enemy's ships and keep their goods.
  • Battle of Cowpwns

    Battle of Cowpwns
    In the battle of Cowpens.General Nathhanel Greene & General Daniel Morgan, they together had two troop of 800 men and another of 1,200 men. Morgan put a small militia force in front, fired three shots and retreated. They did this because they wanted to lead the British to a charging cavalry and a line of skilled riflemen. It turned out that Morgan won a clear victory at the Battle of Cowpens.
  • The Battle of Yorktown (b)

    The Battle of Yorktown (b)
    The Americans and the French had made lines for the British to march down, to put their wepons in a pile, to show that they had given up. This was the last majior battle of the war.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    In the Battle of Yorktown,Cornwallis moved his troops to Yorktown, because they were weak at battle and he thought it was a good hideout; but for Cornwallis this was a fattle mistake, becasue he moved his main army there on the peninsula, to find out that the Americans have them surrounded on land and the French had them on water. After three weeks Cornwallis finally surrendered.