Revolutionary War Timeline-Michelle Mejia

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    Revolution Time Span

  • War int he Middle States

    The British had previously retreated from Boston in March, 1776, moving the theater of war to the Middle Staes. As a part of a grand plan to stop the rebellion by isolating New England, the British decided to seize New York City.
  • French and Patriots

    French sent weapons secretly to the Patriots
  • The Howe Army

    Gveral William Howe and Admiral Richard Howe, joined forces on Staten island in the summer of 1176, with the largest British army ever, 32,000 soldiers, including thousands of German mercenaries.
  • Wshingtom Withdrawl

    Wshington railed 23,00 men to New York's defense, but he was outnumbered. His army was made up f untrained recruits with poor equipment. After the loss in New York in August, many Americans retreated.
  • The Battle of Trenton

    On Christmas night, Washington and his men marched nine miles to Trenton, where they made a surprise attack on thr drunken Hessians, and killed 30, and gained 918 captives.
  • The End of Wshington's Enlistment

    By late fall, British had pushed Washington's army across the Delaware Rive into Pennsylvania. A big chunk of Wshington's army had been killed, captured, or deserted. Fewer than 8,000 men remained under Washington's command, and the terms of their enlistment were due to end on December 31, 1776.
  • Another Win \(*^*)/

    Eight days after Wshington's victory, and he again against 1,200 Britsh stationed at Priceton. Encouraged by these victories, Washinton marched his army into winter camp near Morristown in northern New Jersey.
  • The Fight For Philidelphia

    General Howe began his campain to seize the American capital, so he sailed with his troops from NY, and took over Philadelphia.
  • Victory at Saratoga

    General Horatio Gates was set to command the Northern Department of the Continential Army. Massesd American troops finally surrouned Burgoye , forcing his army to surrender.
  • Valley Forge

    Albigense Waldo worked as a surgeon at Valley Forge oustside Philidelphia in the winter of 1777-1778
  • French Alliance

    After the Americans many victories, the French decided to sign an alliance with them.
  • American Troops Transform

    Friedrich von Steuben, a Pussian captin and talented drill master, volenteered to train the Americsn Army, making them more effective in fights more than ever.
  • The British Move South

    After the British's defeat at Saratoga, they dicided to moveSouth, hoping to gain Loyalists help in the war.
  • Britsh Takes Colonies

    By the end of 1778, the British has taken Savanah and Georgia.
  • Governement in Geogia

    Once again, in 1779, a royal government was in charge of Georgia.
  • Virgnia Comander Joins

    Virgnia Comander Joins
    Around the time of Steuben, Marquis de Lafayette, offered his assisstance, and joined Wshington. He lobbed for French reinforcements, and led a command in Virginia in the last years of the war.
  • Capturing Charles Town and South Carolina

    In the greatest victory of the war, the British capture Charles Town and South Carolina, and earning 5,500 American soldiers as prisoners. Clinton had left, leaving Cornwallis in command, making him conquer South and North Carolina.
  • General Henry Clinton and Cornwallis

    in 1780, General Henry Clinton and Charles Cornwallis replaced Howe in NY, and sailed with 8,500 south of NY.
  • Egalitarianism

    Revolution set new ideals for the American society, such as egalitarianism, a belief of equality of all people. This brung new political rights to women.
  • Americans and British get real up in here ;o;

    In August, Cornwallis's army smashed American forces in Camden, South Carolina, and establish forts all over the states, all in three months. When his army go into North Carolina, Patriots attacked them and cut British communication lines, forcing Cornwaliis to retrat back to South Carolina.
  • Greene weakens the British

    Washington assigns Nathanal Greene to go to the South and harrass Cornwallis, along with Daniel Morgan. Cornwallis is turn sent Colonel Banastre Tarleton to pursue Morgan's soldiers.
    Both forces met in January at Cowpena, South Carolina. The Americans won.
  • Gildford Court House Battle

    Cornwaliis attacked Greene two months afetr his loss in North Carolina, and his victory cost him a fourth of his troops.
  • Letter to Lafayette

    Greene was worries about fighting Cornwallis again in the South, so he sent a letter to Lafayette explaining his circumstances and asking for help. Meanwhile Cornwallis moved his armyto Virginia, and failied to capture Lafayette's army along the way.
  • Robert Morris

    Due to the inflation, Congress appointed a rich Philidelphian merchant, named Rober Morris as a superintendent of finance.
  • Cornwallis finally raises the while flag

    Cornwallis finally raises the while flag
    Americans anf French finally close in on Cornwallis, blocking the entrance to Chesapeake Bay, preventing a British rescue by sea. His troops were out numbered by two to one, after the Americans and French surouned them in the Yorktown peninsula, attacking them day and night. That is when Cornwallis surrenders.
  • Yorktown

    William Fontaine of thr Virginia militia stood with the American and French armies, lining a road near Yorktown to witness British surrender.
  • Accepting British Surrender

    Washington, the French generals, and troops assembled to accept the British surrender. Charles O'Hara represented for Cornwallis, and handed over his wooden sword, and the British troops layed dwon their arms.
  • Peace Talk

    Peace talk begins in Paris. Representives of the U.S., Great Britain, France, and Spain, joined the negotiations. British did not want to give America it's independence, France supported America's independence, but was scared of the power we could get. Spain wanted the land between the Appalachian Moutains and the Mississippi River.
  • Finally getting paid around here .-.

    After Morris worked with several people, begging and rasing money for the money, along side Salomon, the troops were finally getting paid.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    Once British agrees to full independence of the U.S., they start to negotiate. Delegets of both sides singned the Threat of Paris, which confirmed U.S. indepenence and set boudaries on the new nation. Americans repected and decided to collect debts owed by them.