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    The French had secretly sent weapons to the Patriots since early 1776.
  • Theater of Operations change

    As the British retreat from Boston, they head for the Middle States in an effort to isolate New England, while also seizing New York City in the process.
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    A lot of British Troops

    The Howe Brothers had joined forces on Staten Island and sailed into the New York Harbor with the largest British expeditionary force ever assebled.
  • The Battle of New York Ended

    Washington and his force of 23,000 untrained recruits with poor equipment were no match for the 32,000+ enemies they encountered. An American retreat followed the heavy losses sustained at New York.
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    The British had pushed Washington's army across the Delaware River, into Pennsylvania. With a vast majority of Washington's either killed or captured, fewer than 8,000 men remained under his command, yet their enlistment were due to end and the end of December. Washington desperately needed some kind of victory for his men to keep them from going home.
  • Courageous Gamble

    In the face of a fierce storm, Washington risks everything as he crosses the Delaware River with a force of 2,400 men.
  • The Battle of Trenton

    The men had marched nine miles to Trenton, catching the enemy by surprise. The Americans had killed 30 of the enemy while taking 918 captive along with six Hessian cannons. Resulting in Patriot victory.
  • The Push

    The Americans had won another victory against 1.200 British stationed at l'rinceton. Encouraged by these victories, Washington marched his army intowinter camp near Morristown, in Northern New Jersey.
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    Fight for Philadelphia

    General Howe began his campain to seize the American capital at Philadelphia. As the Continental Congress fled the city, Washington's troops unsuccessfully tried to block the Redcoats at nearby Brandywine Creek. The British captured Philadelphia and General Howe settled in to enjoy the hospitality of the loyalists in the city.
  • Turning Point - Victory at Saratoga

    Turning Point - Victory at Saratoga
    Mass American troops finally surrounded General Burgoyne and his men at Saratoga, where he surrendered his battered army to General Gates.
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    Valley Forge

    Outside of Philidephia, Valley Forge served as a Continental Army's Camp.
  • Allies!!!

    The Saratoga victory bolstered French trust in the American Army, and France now agreed to support the Revolution. The French recognize American independence and signed an alliance with the Americans, and accordin to the terms, France agreed not to make peace with Britain unless Britain also recognized American Independence.
  • More Training

    American troops undergo various training that excell them in European warfare. Friedrich von Steuben is a Prussian Captain that volenteered his services to General Washington to train his men.
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    Change in Tactics

    The British had changed their military strategy after the defeat at Saratoga. They began to shift their operations to the south.
  • Loss in Georgia

    A British expedition easily took Savannah, Georgia.
  • British Command

    A royal governor once again commanded Georgia.
  • Lafayette

    Lafayette, another military leader offered his services. He joined Washington's staff and lobbied for French reinforcements in France and eventually led a command in Virginia
  • Moving on South

    Moving on South
    General Clinton, who had replaced Howe in New York, along with general Cornwallis sailed south with 8,500 men.
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    Cornwallis's conquest

    Cornwallis succeeded in commanding the British forcees in the South and to conquer South and North Carolina.
  • British victory in the south

    The British had captured Charles Town, South Carolina, and marched 5,500 Americans soldiers off as prisoners of war.
  • After Yorktown

    A French army of 6,000 had landed in Newport, Rhode Island, after the British left the city to focus on the South.
  • Aginst the odds

    At Cowpens, South Carolina, the British expected the outnumbered Americans to flee; but the Continental Army fought back, and forced the redcoats to surrender.
  • Counter Attack

    Angered by the defeat at Cowpens, Cornwallis attacked Greene at Guilford Court House, North Carolina.
  • Help

    Greene had weakend the British, but he worried about for the fight for the south, so he wrote a letter to Lafayette asking for help.
  • Money Solutions

    Due to financial problems, the Congress appointed Robert Morris as superintendent of finance. Then he and his associate Haym Salomon begged and borrowed on their own personal credit to provide salaries for the Continental Army
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    South Carolina

    Cornwallis's army smashed American forces at Camden, South Carolina, and within three months the British had established forts across the state.
  • Pay Checks are in

    Thanks to the efforts from Morris and Salomon, the troops were finally paid in specie, or gold coin.
  • Yorktown

    Cornwallis outnumbered more than 2 to 1 surrendered at Yorktown after being exsausted by constant shelling.
  • British Surrender

    Washington, French generals, and their troops assembled to accept the British surrender.
  • Yorktown

    The formal British surrender at Yorktown.
  • The United States of America

    The United States of America
    The delegates signed the Treaty of Paris, which confirmed U.S. independence and set the boundaries of the new nation.