They move to the middle states to try and stop rebellion by isolation New England
British Howe brothers team up
British General William Howe and Admiral Richard Howe come together on Staten Island. They sail into New York with 32,000 soldiers including German Hessians who fought for money
Battle of Trenton
Washington used Christmas night to bring back hopes for the war. The next morning, in the heavy weather, the surprise attack led to the killing of 30 enemies, 918 captives, and 6 Hessian cannons.
Washington's army loses hopes
The army's enlistment was due to end on the 31st so Washington needed a victory to motivate them and keep them from giving up.
1200 British defeated at Princeton
Congress on the run on Brandywine Creek
Planned in spring but landed in Philadelphia in late August. Congress fled as Washinton tries to block redcoats at Brandywine Creek
Turning at Saratoga
Victory at Sarotoga: Burgoyne plans and fails with trying to have the troops meet and join forces. Burgoyne was then surrounded at Saratoga by General Gates
Winter Valley Forge
Valley Forge outside of Philadelphia was the Continential army's campsite. British were warm in homes while the patriots were underclothed/ underfed freezing in the snow.
French Fries Allies
The French saw hope that the Americans can win Indeoendence so wanted to ally to help them to get revenge from the French and Indian War (7 years war).The French agreed not to peace with the British until Britain recognized American Independence
Freddy von Shiften
Fredrick von Steuben shifted the army, He helped to make the Continential Army became a fighting force.He was a Prussian captain, talented drillmaster, and volenteered services to General Washington.
British changes strategies
Wants to move south to reiniforce army with Loyalists
Molly Pitch at Monmouth
Molly McCauly carried pitchers for the army. When her husband was wounded at the Battle of Monmouth , she took over the cannon
British takes Savanna Georgia
British easily to, Geogriak Savanna
Benedict Arnold Guilty
he was found guilty of using government supplies for personal use. He then was agry with congress and became a traitor.
Royal Government in savanna, Georgia
The British ruled over Georgia
Marquis de Helper
Marquis de Layfayette offered his help to Washington and led command in Virginia for the last couple years of the war
Benedict asks to command fort on the Hudson River and Washington grants it. He then escaped to Britain when his plot was discovered.
British capture Charlestown
General Henry clinton and Charles Cornwallis sailed south with 8,500 mean. They marched 5,500 American soldiers as prisoners of war.
French Army of 6,000 arrive in Newport, Rhode Island.
Morgan surrenders at Cowpens
Although the Americans were outnumbered, they fought hard back at the British. the Continential Army forced the redcoats to surrender.
Battle of Cowpens
Both white and colored fought. Daniel Morgans forces defeated a crack under Colonel Tarleton at the Battle of Cowpens
Cornwallis throws a tantrum
Angered by the defeat at Cowpens, south Carolina, Cornwallis attacked Greene at the Guilford Court House, North Carolina. He did win the battle, but he lost 1/4 of his troops. 93 dead, 400 wounded, and 26 missing
Greene wrote to Lafayette
Greene was weakened by the British so he writes because he is concerned for the fight in the South. He asked for help
The congress ran out of gold and silver so they printed paper money which caused inflation. Profiteering became a great way to make profit.
lasted 3 years but when the British were surrounded at Yorktown peninsula, the only way they could get out is if they surrounded.
Militia Yorktown, Virgina
The Fench and Americans stood with Colonel William Fontaine at a road near Yorktown. They stood to watch the British Surrender.
Peace in Paris?
Representatives by United States, Great Britain, France, and Spain. Britain did not want US to have independence. France supported but were scared of future power. Spain just wanted land between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississipi River
Treaty of Paris
US independence with boundaries. Atlantic to mississipi rivere and Canada to flordia border.
British did not attempt to protect lands of intrests of their Native American Allies, British didn't specify when the would leave.
Map of the United Statees (INVALID)
Was one of the first Maps: "A New and Correct Map of the United States of North America". Was innaccurate in placement of rivers