This period covers the events leading up to the revolution and the war with Great Britain.
The Battle of Trenton
At the Battle of Trenton George Washington defeated the Hessian forces under Colonel Rall. Many consider this an important turning point in the Revolutionary War.
Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence declared our independence and stated the reasons for our separation from England. The Declaration of Independence is important because it states that God created man with certain inalienable rights and that a government exists for the benefit of the people and that "all men are created equal."