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Revolutionary War Timeline - Ciara Espada

By CEspada
  • Lexington & Concord

    Lexington & Concord
    Lexington and Concord was the main event leading up to the Revolutionary War. The British came up to Boston for the sole purpose of stealing weapons and just overall trying to show off their dominance to the Colonists. It is also very famous for being the location as to which "The Shot Heard Around The World" occurred. No one really knows who shot the first shot but because of the mystery, it makes it so popular.
  • Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill was when the Colonists could really show their grit and determination but they did end up losing against the British. But it wasn't all bad, they were defeated but showed that they really could stand the war and had what it took to defeat the British one day and they did. The British were kind of upset that the Colonists had so much control over these towns and just had to come over and destroy it all, per usual.
  • New York

    New York
    This was the first major battle before the Declaration of Independence.Tons of people were killed and the main goal was for the British to take over so they could disperse and take over even more land. They believed that if they had New York they could get easy access to Boston etc.
  • Trenton

    The Trenton war was when George Washington lead a group of men across the icy Delaware River to fight in a very treacherous battle. Within those 10 days they actually fought two crucial battles and won. The whole idea of the battle was to gain back what was rightfully ours, the fortune of American Patriots.
  • Saratoga

    The Saratoga battle was a huge turning point for the Colonists and the Revolutionary War. It was the main cause for the huge success during the second year of war. It helped the Colonists gain confidence when up against The British. This battle also helped boost morale when it came to independence and having hope in splitting with Great Britain.
  • Philadelphia

    The Philadelphia Battle was when the British Army tried and succeeded in coming over to the Philadelphia Capitol. George Washington knew about this so he set up some men by the Chesapeake River but General Howe was little bit smarter than that. While some of his men were fighting Washington's men the rest of the British Army were marching through the woods to get to the other side without being noticed. And frankly it worked and gave the British a one up.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    This was yet another battle fought in the freezing cold. About 11,000 men were counted for at the beginning and hundreds died from disease. This was all to basically see who the the fittest and how would ultimately stay loyal to the colonists. The event was overall significant because no matter how much effort it took to stay out in the cold and fight for what they believed was right, at the end of the day they still did it and now we live freely.
  • Yorktown

    This was the final to last straw. This is the event that enforced the idea that all major wars/battles would end. This would be the start of a new nations independence and it also ensure Washington's reputation as leader and hero of all of the Americans and basically secured his spot as President of the United States.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    This was basically it, British and U.S Representatives signed the Treaty of Paris. This was to ensure that there will be no more war and was the complete end to the Revolutionary War. This Treaty recognized the U.S's independence from Great Britain and granted us the rights to western territory.