American revolution

The American Revolution

  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    The monarch tried to put taxes on tea and this angered the colonists. Patriots got mad and dumped 3 tea ships cargos into the harbor. This action was important to the war because it started the intolerable acts which led to the Revolutionary War.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    The intolerable acts were punishments to the colonists in Massachusetts for the Boston Tea Party. There were 5 acts which were: they closed the Boston harbor until the tea was paid for, the Massachusetts charter was canceled, Royal officials of crimes were sent to Britain for a more fair trial, colonists were forced to house British soldiers for free, and the crown assigned a governor. The colonists became unhappy with all these rules and wanted to fight for freedom.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    The colonists discussed the results of the Intolerable Acts and also to discuss the relationship the colonists had with Britain. The purpose of the meeting was not to seek independence from England but to record the colonies rights, identify how the British had violated the colonists rights, and also to make note of a plan that could restore these rights. This has specific impact on the war because it was made note of to not start the war yet but to be ready to fight if things don’t change.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    British troops were sent to Concord to capture John Hancock and Samuel Adams. These men were warned of of the attack so the minutemen were ready and waiting when the troops got there. They fought a tought battle and moved to Lexington. Many people lost their lives. The revolutionary war had begun.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Representatives including John Hancock, Ben Franklin, and Thomas Jefforson met at the state house in Philadelphia. The meeting started with the battle of Lexington and Concord. They established the militia as the continental army that repreented the 13 states.
  • Fort Ticonderoga

    Fort Ticonderoga
    This battle was fought on Lake Champlain in New York. Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold attacked the British fort at dawn and surprised and captured the british Garrison. This was the first American victory of the Revolutionary war.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought on Bunker Hill. The British were trying to occupy Dorchester Heights. When the colonists learned about this plan, the minutemen went to Bunker Hill to meet them there and keep them from advancing farther.
  • The Battle of Quebec

    The Battle of Quebec
  • The Declaration of INdependence

    The Declaration of INdependence
    The conflict between the opposing forces began in April. The following summer the war was being strongly fought. In mid June 1776 the Continental Congress voted on issues regarding Independence. A committee including Thomas Jefferson and John Adams drafted the colonies intentions and points that needed to be mentioned in the document. This has specific impact on the war because it is this document that gets signed by Britain, which grants the colonies their Independence on July 4th.
  • Capture of New York (Battle of Long Island)

    Capture of New York (Battle of Long Island)
    The Capture of New York, sometimes called the Battle of Long Island, was one of the colonists' worst defeats. The British knew that New York was strategically a good place to position a battle. Washington recognized this also. The British brought with them a large amount of men and cannons and George Washington spread his troops around New York. The British attacked and captured and killed many colonists. Washington ordered everyone else to evacuate so when the British came again, they were gone
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    Fort Lee was abandoned and Washington moved his troops across New Jersey to
    Philadelphia. Many people were starting to abandon the war to leave the war. Colonist
    troops surprised the guards. The guards were confused and started to run about while
    Washington ordered his troops to be ready. As the British were about to attack, the
    colonists fired and attacked the British. Washington then moved his troops across the
    Delaware for the second time. They captured half of the British troops.
  • Battle of Princeton

    Battle of Princeton
    Washington stays up all night keeping the fire aflame and his troops quiet. The Britishand Washington’s army then exchange fire. Washington orders the colonists to charge
    and the British run. The Patriots drove back British forces to New Jersey. This battle gives the Revolution a chance because people believed they could stand and face the
    enemy of the British.
  • The Battle of Brandywine Creek

    The Battle of Brandywine Creek
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The colonists were stationed in a strategic defensive position along the Hudson River. The British army was dependant on the river for transportation so the river was unavoidable and a dangerous obstacle for the British. The British then moved their army to New York and were attacked and captured by the British. They then withdrew from the army. This was a major turning point for the colonists because they gained the support of France who would become and ally in the fight for independence.
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    The Winter at Valley Forge was a low point in the colonists fight for independence. Washington led his army to a location close to Valley Forge where they would camp for the winter. Conditions were harsh, cold, damp and crowded. An army of 12,000 men contracted diseases and about 2,000 died. Under the leadership of Washington conditions began to improve. More food, clothing, and supplies arrived and Washington had put them through intense training and taught them in the subject of war and army.
  • Battle of Vincennes

    Battle of Vincennes
  • Capture of Savannah

    Capture of Savannah
  • Capture of Charleston

    Capture of Charleston
  • Battle Of Camden

    Battle Of Camden
    This battle was a major victory for the British. The British came up with a "Southern Strategy" to capture colonies in the south and have them as allies. They captured Charleston, South Carolina and were able to beat the colonoists.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    This battle was fought in Yorktown. It was one of the last battles of the Revolutionary War. It lasted 20 days and ended with the surrender of the British General Charles Cornwallis.
  • The Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris