Revolutionary War Timeline

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  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    First battle of the Revolutionary War won by the Americans -
  • George Washington named Commander in Chief

    Was named commander in chief two days before the Battle of Bunker Hill -
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle won by the British near Breed’s Hill -
  • "Common Sense" published

    Thomas Paine published this flyer in order to influence the Americans and help boost their self-esteem -
  • Declaration of Independence

    Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America and a lot of important people signed it, like John Hancock and Thomas Jefferson himself -
  • Battle of Long Island

    The British tried to attack Manhattan, but George Washington held them back -
  • Battle of Trenton

    Washington and some troops crossed the Delaware in the middle of the night and attacked the British army that was in Trenton -
  • Battle of Princeton

    Battle won by the Americans who snuck up behind a British army and attacked them from the rear -
  • American Flag adopted

    The American flag, made by Betsy Ross, was approved by the Continental Congress -
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle where the Americans defeated the British, and gave France the confidence to be allies with the Americans -
  • France and America become allies

    After the defeat in the French and Indian war, France wanted to get back at England, so they joined with the Americans when they defeated the British in the Battle of Saratoga -
  • Battle of Monmouth

    The British Army was marching from Philadelphia to New York and the Americans attacked them at the Monmouth courthouse while they were marching -
  • Treason of Benedict Arnold

    Benedict Arnold plotted many plans for the Americans, but thought that he didn’t get enough compliments and promotions, so he secretly went to the British side -
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    Battle of Yorktown

    Battle that the Americans and French fought against the British; ended the Revolutionary War -
  • Treaty of Paris (1783)

    The British agreed to let the Americans have independence and have the land from the east coast to the Mississippi River -