Revolutionary War

  • battle of lexington and concord

    These were the first battles of the war. Seventy-three British soldiers were killed. Many wounded.
  • second continental congress meets

    This was a convention of the delegates from the 13 colonies. They began to govern the colonies and set up a post office with Benjamin Franklin.
  • bunker hill

    This battle occurred during the seige of Boston. The British won this battle.
  • crossing delaware

    George washington led 5400 troops across the Deleware River. They surprised the Hessian soldiers.
  • battle of trenton

    This is the battle the occurred after Wahington and his troops crossed the Deleware.This victory helped turn the tide of the war.
  • battle of saratoga

    These two battles were significant in helping win the war. After this, the French decided to help with troops and supplies
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    valley forge

    This was Washingtons camp for the winter. Two thousand weary american soldiers died there, but not because of battle. They froze to death or starved.
  • french join the war

    Benjamin Franklin helped France decide the join the war. Without their help, America would not have won.
  • Battle of Cowpens

    This battle was led by General Nathaniel Greene and General Daniel Morgan.This led British General Cornwalis to leave South Carolina.
  • Battle of Guilford Courthouse.

    British casualties were very high. this made Cornwallis retreat.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    This was the last battle of the war. Cornwalis surrendered to General Washington
  • End of the War

    After the Battle of Yorktown, the fighting stopped. The war officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris.
  • Treaty of Paris

    This is the document that ended the Revolutionary War between the US and Britain. Benjamin Franklin and John Adams, among others, signed it.