Revolutionary war

Revolutionary War Timeline Liana Corona

  • A Turning Point

    Since the French and British do not have a good reltionship, similar to the patriots the french often supported Patriots and their beliefs. After the losses from the French and Indian war the French were secretly sending weapons to the patriots.
  • Redcoats Retreat From Boston

    The British moved to the middle states to stop rebellion since they blocked off New England.
  • William And Richard Howe Join Forces

    William and Richard Howe led the biggest force, it consisted of 32,000 soldiers and many erman mercenaries, the group was referred to as hessians.
  • Defeat in New York

    Washington was outnumbered at the battle of New york with only 23,000 men. Most of Washingtons men who poorly trained and they lacked strong equiptment.
  • Defeat in New York

    Washingtons army was moved by the British to Pennsylvania, the army decreased in size making it harder to make it throught the war.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    In a harsh winter storm on Christmas night Washington led 2,400 men across the briskwaters of the Delaware River. The men then made it to Trenton where they defeated drunk redcoats in a surprise attack. 30 redcoats were killed, they took 918 captive and 6 cannons.
  • Defeat in New York

    Washintons army was in small numbers with only 8,000 men, they needed some sort of reasurance or a need to win a battle before their enlistments ended on the 31st.
  • Battle of Trenton

    The American had another victory just over a week later in Princeton, New Jersey against 1,200 Hessians, they then went to a winter camp in Morristown.
  • Fight for Philadelphia

    Howe began to lead the British to Chesapeake Bay to seize the Capital, The Americans could not stop the British. They then captured Philadelphia where they felt at home with the Loyalists.
  • Victory at Saratoga

    General Burgone had a plan to meet with General Howe and join forces at Saratoga, New york to defeat the Americans. He led 8,000 men in total, he lost many men on the way. When he arrived to Saratoga Howe never came to meet him. Burgoyne was surrounded by American troops so he surrendered to General gates.
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    Valley Forge

    This was a rough time where the Patriots had to withstand the cold in Pennsylvania with minimal clothing and supplies, this helped show the strength of the Continental Army, this helped them gain confidence to push through the war.
  • A Turning Point

    Due to the Win at Saratoga the French believed in the American army, so they supported the Revolution and signed the treaty of cooperation, to support the Americans.
  • European Allies shift Balance

    European Allies shift Balance
    Friedrich von Steuben went to valley forge to assist the American Army. His goal was to " make regular soldiers out of country bumpkins " , He made the continental army a great fighting force.
  • British move South

    British oved south after their loss at Saratoga. They hoped to gain support from the local Loyalists, and gain back lost colonies to make moving back North easier.
  • British success in the South

    Savannah, Georgia was taken by the British in an expedition.
  • British success in the South

    Georgia was commanded by a royal governor.
  • Lafayette and the French

    Lafayette was a young French aristocrat the joined the continental army at Valley Forge. He helped get French reinforcements and he also led a virginia command.
  • British sailed South

    General Cornwallis and Henry Clinton led an expedition of 8,500 to the south.
  • British success in the South

    The British captured Charles Town, South Carolina. They also Marched 5,500 soldiers off as prisoners of the war, Cornwallis also helped conquer North and South Carolina. He had lots of success in the war.
  • British success in the South

    The British defeated American troops in Camden, South Carolina.
  • British success in the South

    The British had made many forts, But many attacks from Patriots made the British flee South Carolina.
  • The British Lose

    The Forces of Redcoats and the continental army crossed paths in Cowpens, South Carolina. The Americans were outnumbered but they didn't leave, They faught back using their new found skills and forced the British to surrender.
  • The British Lose

    General Greene worried about the rest of the fight through the south so he wroke a letter to Marquis de Lafayette asking for help.
  • Financing the War

    The Congress got merchants Robert Morris and Haym Solomen to raise money for the continental army, so the troops could finally get paid.
  • Financing the War

    Due to the help of Morris and Solomen the trops were paid in specie, or a gold coin.
  • American Victory at Yorktown

    The Redcoats were outnumbered. So Cornwallis surednderd at the Battle of Yorktown.
  • William Fontaine at Yorktown

    Fontaine was apart of the Virginia Militia and he witnessed the formal surrneder of the British following the Battle of Yorktown.
  • Victory at Yorktown

    The Americans gathered to reflect on the turn of events known as Britains surrender. General O'Hara turned in his sword and the Redcoats put down their guns. This was ll explained in Johann Ewalds diary.
  • Seeking Peace

    The United States, Britain, France, and Spain began to negotiate ways to form peace. Each nation had its own personal needs. Britain didnt was to give the US full independence, France was for their independence but didnt want them to become superior, and Spain wanted the land between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River.
  • Seeking Peace

    Seeking Peace
    The Treaty of Paris was signed, confirming the US as independent. This also made new boundaries, the US was now from the Atlantic ocean to the Mississippi river and Canada to the border of Florida.