Revolutionary War-Kerventz Petit-Homme

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    French want revenge

    Still mad about their defeat during the French And Indian War, the French had been sending the patriots weapons since 1776. They began to trust the Continental Army more after their win at Saratoga.
  • British take war into Middle States

    The British retreat from Boston and move the war into the middle states. They hoped to isolate New England and took New York City.
  • The Howe Brothers

    Two brothers, General William Howe and Admiral Richard Howe, join forces on Staten Island and sail into New York harbor with the largest British Expeditionary Force ever assembled. 32,000 in total.
  • The Battle For New York

    General Washington rallies 23,000 men to defend New York, but most of his men were untrained with poor equipment. The Americans would eventually lose New York with heavy losses.
  • Across the Delaware River

    General Washington is pushed back across the Delaware River into Pennsylvania by the British. Only 8,000 of his men remained after this.
  • The Battle Of Trenton

    General Washington and the Continental Army defeat the Hessians in a surprise attack that left 30 killed, 918 captive, and 6 cannons captured.
  • The Battle Of Princeton

    General Washington and the Continental Army defeat 1,200 British stationed in Princeton.
  • General Howe Begins offensive

    General Howe begins his campaign to take the American Capital of Philadelphia in the spring of 1777.
  • The Capture Of Philadelphia.

    General Howe lands near the American capital of Philadelphia from New York. The continental Congress leaves the city as General Washington is defeated at Brandywine Creek. The British would eventually capture Philadelphia.
  • Huge Victory At Saratoga

    Huge Victory At Saratoga
    American General, Horatio Gates, surrounds British General John "Gentlemen Johnny" Burgoyne at Saratoga and forces him to surrender. The entire British Army is captured and this would also change the British war strategy.
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    Valley Forge

    Valley Forge served as the Continental Army's camp during the winter of 1777-1778. Lots of suffering occurred there and General Washington almost lost his entire army there due to low supplies, enlistment contracts expiring, desertion, and death.
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    Marquis DE Lafayette

    Marquis De Lafayette, a French aristocrat, would also offer his services to General Washington. He would suffer with the Continental Army In valley Forge, Bring French reinforcements, spend his own money there, and he'll even hold command positions.
  • Friedrich Von Steuben

    Friedrich Von Steuben, a Prussian captain and drillmaster, volunteered his services to General Washington. He would train the Continental Army by teaching them how to execute field maneuvers, wield bayonets, taught them how to reload faster, and disciplined them. He made the Continental Army into an effective fighting force.
  • An Alliance With France

    The French trusted the Americans after their victory at Saratoga and agreed to support the Revolution. The French recognized American Independence and they signed an alliance with the Americans.
  • British Take War To Southern States

    After they lost at Saratoga the British start to move South. They moved South to gain loyalist support and then move their way up North again.
  • Georgia

    A British expedition easily takes Savannah, Georgia.
  • A new order

    After their victory the British would place another royal governor to command Georgia again.
  • New generals

    British Generals Henry Clinton and Charles Cornwallis, sail south with 8,500 men.
  • The French arrive

    A French Army of 6,000 strong land in Newport, Rhode Island.
  • Huge British victory

    The British capture Charles town, South Carolina. They would also take 5,500 American soldiers as prisoners of war.
  • Camden

    General Cornwallis defeats the Americans in Camden, South Carolina. Within 3 months he has forts all around the state.
  • Cowpens

    General Daniel Morgan and Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton smash forces in Cowpens, South Carolina. The Continental Army stood its ground and defeated the superior British Army.
  • Robert and Haym

    Robert Morris, a rich merchant from Philadelphia, and his associate Haym Salomon, a Jewish political refugee from Poland, start to raise money for the Continental Army's salaries.
  • Victory or defeat

    General Cornwallis attacked American General Nathanael Greene at Guilford court house, North Carolina. Cornwallis won the battle but lost in a way too. he lost nearly a fourth of his troops.
  • The need for help

    General Greene was successful at weakening the British. He knew his army wouldn't last much longer in the south so he sends a letter to Lafayette asking for help.
  • Paychecks

    Thanks to Robert Morris and Haym Salomon, the troops are finally paid.
  • The battle of Yorktown

    The battle of Yorktown
    The French Fleet blockades Cornwallis and his Army preventing him to leave by sea. The Land Armies of France and The Americans then surround the British by land preventing any escape. The British were surrounded and Cornwallis would eventually surrender.
  • Colonial fountain

    Colonel Fontaine witnesses the formal British surrender and describes it as being really happy and cheerful moment.
  • Peace negotiations

    Negotiations began in Paris, France. The Americans wanted full independence. The British tried to not give them full independence. The French wanted full American independence but didn't want them growing into a major power. Spain was just there to take some land.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty Of Paris confirmed America's Independence and set it's boundaries. It would stretch from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River and from Canada to the Florida border.