American Revolution

  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The battle of Lexington and Concord was the first engagement between British soldiers and American militia men. This was the start to the Revolutionary war. Gave the Americans hope after the American Militia was able to defeat the British.
  • The Siege of Fort Ticonderoga

    The Siege of Fort Ticonderoga
    Fort Ticonderoga was a strategic fort that was held near the waterways of Canada. As a result expeditions were made toi capture the fort. Soon a group of rebels suprised the British with a night attack.
  • Second Continental Congress Meeting- Declaration of Independence is created

    Second Continental Congress Meeting- Declaration of Independence is created
    After the American rebels fought the British at Lexignton and Concord the Commitees of Correspondents meet for the Second Continental Congress. They decided to form the Continental Army and appointed George Washington to be the leader. Then they formed the Declaration of Independence which stats their succession from Great Britan.
  • The Bsttle of Chelsea Creek

    The Bsttle of Chelsea Creek
    Second military engagement of the war. Also known as the battle of Noodle's island. This was the first naval capture of the war and gave a boost to the moral of the colonists
  • George Washington

    George Washington was appointed Commander in Chief. This decision was made by during the Sencond Continental Congress.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    One of the most important wars during the American revolution. The colonial soldiers fortified themselves on Bunker Hill behind a large dirt wall. The colonials would have destroyed the British if they had not run out of ammo, but this war let the British know that the Americans could stand with them and would be hard to defeat.
  • Battle of Quebec

    Battle of Quebec
    The battle of Quebec was an attempt byt colonial forces to capture Quebec city. The Continental Army was defeated and suffered a large amount of casulaties. As for the British, they were heavily prepared and easily destroyed the Americans.
  • Virginia Declaration of Rights

    Virginia Declaration of Rights
    A declaration of rights made by the representatives of the good people of Virginia, assembled in full and free convention; which rights do pertain to them and their posterity, as the basis and foundation of government.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence is officially signed and put to use.
  • Battle of Long Island

    Battle of Long Island
    Long island was a strategic point in the eyes of Washington and the British. This is where General Howe defeated the Americans. Because the British ships had surronded Long Island, Washington was forced to retreat back across the Deleware where his army soon set up camp in Valley Forge.
  • Thomas Paine's "Common Sense"

    Thomas Paine's "Common Sense"
    Common Sense challenged the authority of the British government and the royal monarchy. The plain language that Paine used spoke to the common people of America and was the first work to openly ask for independence from Great Britain.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    After being forced to retreat to Pennsylvania Washington needed a victory in order to stay in the war. On Christmas night Washington and his troops crossed the Deleware to Trenton to suprise the British. The attack was a huge success as the Americans destroyed them and caught them completely off guard.
  • Battle of Princeton

    Battle of Princeton
    British General Howe orders Cornwallis to Princeton for a counter attack. This is a close encounter for Washington. Washington's men retreat after seeing they were greatly outnumbered.
  • Battle of Brandywine

    Battle of Brandywine
    This engagement to place near Chadds Fort, Penn. General How of the British defeated Washington. This is where the British outflanked Washington catching them off guard.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    General Burgoyne and his British troops had taken fortification in the town of Saratoga. With Howe and Cornwallis in need of troops as they were headed to take Philadelphia most of Burgoynes troops had to be sent off to support them. American rebels saw the weak army and attacked Saratoga, with little troops the Americans defeated Burgoynes army. The First Battle took place at Freemans farms and then where the Americans defeated Burgoyne was at Bemis heights.
  • Benedict Arnold

    Benedict Arnold
    Swiches to join the British. Washington is devastated.
  • Treaty of Alliance

    Treaty of Alliance
    Was the defensive alliance between France and the United States of America, formed in the midst of the American Revolutionary War, which promised military support in case of attack by British forces indefinitely into the future.
  • Clinton becomes the new commander of British Army

    Clinton becomes the new commander of British Army
    Brittish General William Howe is Replaced by Henry Clinton to lead the British army during the revolution. Clinton is a smart leader that causes Washington a difficult war. But, Clinton is defeated at Yorktown.
  • Washington leaves Valley Forge

    Washington leaves Valley Forge
    Washington's army leaves Valley Forge. Washingtons army is very prepared now after being trained by Baron von Stoeben.
  • Franklin Traveling to France

    Franklin help contribute to the alliance of France and America by meeting with French officials to work out some sort of alliance.
  • The Capture of Savannah

    The Capture of Savannah
    The American commander Brigadier General Robert Howe of North Carolina, with only 700 men, made a feeble attempt to defend the city. But with troops in at their back, the American defense was broken. With the loss of well over 550 men, and all the artillery, Howe was forced to retire into South Carolina
  • Spain Declares war on GB

    Spain Declares war on GB
    Spain sides with the American and French forces to go to war against Great Britain. Spain wants to get Florida back after losing it to the British.
  • Philipsburg Proclamation

    Philipsburg Proclamation
    Issued by Henry Clinton to attract African American population to side with the British. Allows the slaves to become free if they escape their masters. Causes thousands of slaves to leave their owners.
  • The Siege of Chaleston

    The Siege of Chaleston
    It was the greatest loss of manpower and equipment of the war for the Americans and gave the British nearly complete control of the Southern colonies.
  • French troops arrive in New Port

    French troops arrive in New Port
    French troops arrive in Newport, Rhode Island to aid American war effort. They help cut of the British at Yorktwon from retreating by sea. They control the Boston Harbor.
  • Battle of Camden

    Battle of Camden
    The Battle of Camden was a major victory for the British in the Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War. On August 16, 1780, British forces under Lieutenant General Lord Charles Cornwallis defeated the American forces of Major General Horatio Gates about six miles north of Camden, South Carolina, strengthening the British hold on the Carolinas.
  • Green becomes commander of Southern Army

    Green becomes commander of Southern Army
    Washington names Nathanael Greene commander of Southern forces. Nathanael Greene was a loyal soldier to Washington and had been promoted to General at an early age. He countinued to rise from there soon leading him to commander.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution.
  • French drive British from Chesapeake Bay

    French drive British from Chesapeake  Bay
    French fleet drive British from Chesapeake, giving back patriot access to Chesapeake bay
  • Battle of Cowpens

    Battle of Cowpens
    The Battle of Cowpens was a decisive victory by American Revolutionary forces under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan, in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War. It was a turning point in the reconquest of South Carolina from the British. Morgans troops were very skilled and used unorthadoxed military tactics.
  • The Battle of Yorktown

    The Battle of Yorktown
    The Battle of Yorktwon was a decisive victory by combined assault of American forces led by General George Washington and French forces led by General Comte de Rochambeau over a British Army commanded by General Lord Cornwallis. It proved to be the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War, as the surrender of Cornwallis's army prompted the British government eventually to negotiate an end to the conflict.
  • Preliminary Articles of Peace are signed

    Preliminary Articles of Peace are signed
    Americans and British sign preliminary Articles of Peace. Ends the war completely.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    United States and Britain sign The Treaty of Paris, declaring peace between the two nations and the recognization of American independence by Britain.