Revolutionary War 1775-1783

  • Battle of Lexington/ Concord

    Battle of Lexington/ Concord
    This was the first shot that was heard all over the world. This marked the start of American Revolution. This was also the first time minuteman face of with the British.
  • Battle of Fort Ticonderoga

    Battle of Fort Ticonderoga
    Battle of Fort Ticonderoga was the a important battle because this battle has capture the prefect geographic location and bring cannons and ammunition
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    This was a moral victory for the colonials and this battle marked that any reconciliation between England and colonies was no longer possible. Do not fire until you see the whites of their eyes. Colonists ran out of ammo.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Common sense was written by Thomas Paine because in 1775 many colonists reluctant to break free. This was the pamphlet that strength every colonist to break free from the British.
  • Siege of Boston

    Siege of Boston
    Following the battles of Lexington and Concord, colonial soldiers surrounded Boston to contain the British troops there.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    It marked the official step taken by the American colonies toward independence from British rule under the monarchy of King George III. A formal statement justifying the break with Great Britain
  • Battle of Long Island

    Battle of Long Island
    The battle initiated the British campaign of 1776 to seize control of New York and thereby isolate New England from the rest of the colonies. This shows that there are no easy victory.
  • Washington Crosses the Delaware

    Washington Crosses the Delaware
    Washington and the Continental Army crossed the Delaware River into New Jersey in a surprise attack on the British. Only Washington troops made it across.Washington secured the Continental Army's first major military victory of the war
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    At dawn Washington launched a surprise attack on Hessian the day after Christmas.George Washington's army defeated a garrison of Hessian mercenaries at Trenton.The victories reasserted American control of much New Jersey and greatly improved the morale and unity of the colonial army and militias.
  • Battle of Princeton

    Battle of Princeton
    Continental Army soldiers under the command of George Washington defeated a force of British troops near Princeton, New Jersey. This was the first successes won by in the Revolutionary in the open field
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The Battle of Saratoga was a turning point in the Revolutionary war. British try to cut off New England from the rest of the colonies but the colonials defeat the superior British army, and helped to secure the foreign support needed to win the war. This also formally brings France into the war.This also secure the independence of the United States
  • Treaty of Amity and Commerce / Treaty of Alliance

    Treaty of Amity and Commerce / Treaty of Alliance
    The Treaty was recognized the United States as an independent nation and promoted trade between France and the United States. The Treaty of Alliance created a military alliance against Great Britain.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    The soldiers faces a harsh winter, shortages of food and blankets contributed to the disease and exhaustion plagued the camp and hundreds died from disease (Small Pox). However the the suffering troops were held together by loyalty to the Patriot and to Washington, who stayed with his men.
  • Battle of Charleston

    Battle of Charleston
    British wanted to bring war to the south.Americans suffer their worst defeat with the unconditional surrender of Major General Benjamin Lincoln to British Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton and his army of 10,000 at Charleston. The surrender left no substantial army in the South and left Americans wide open.
  • Battle of Springfield

    Battle of Springfield
    "NJ- crossroads of the Rev".The British was unable to advance, they were ultimately forced to withdraw in the face of newly arriving rebel forces. This effectively ended British ambitions in New Jersey also allowing Washington to escape.
  • Battle of Camden, SC

    Battle of Camden, SC
    On August 16,1780 British forces under Lieutenant General Charles defeat the American. This was the worst American defeat in the field and left the British in temporary control of the southern colonies. Only 700 men escaped.
  • Battle of Cowpens

    Battle of Cowpens
    Turning point in the southern Campaign. Daniel Morgen led his army of tough Continentals and backwoods militia to a brilliant victory over force of British regulars. This was a critical American victory in the Revolutionary War
  • Battle of Kings Mountain

    Battle of Kings Mountain
    Militia elements under the command of British major Patrick Ferguson against 900 Americans. This was an important American victory during the Revolutionary War. This boosted moral amongst the Patriots.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    After 3 weeks of non-stop bombardment. Washington use his brain to trick the British. Cornwallis surrendered to Washington in the field at Yorktown. This was the decisive engagement of the American Revolution. The British surrender.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    This treaty is signed between American colonies and Great Britain and ended the American Revolution and formally recognized the United States as an independent nation.