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The American Revolution 1775-1783

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    The American Revolution

  • The Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord
    The first shots that were fired between the Americans and the British. The British marched there because the Americans had weapos there. They were marching on Concord and passed through Lexington. The first shot was considered "The Shot Heard 'Round the World". The American colonists were forced to withdraw. When the British got to Concord the Colonists were waiting for them, the weapons were saved and the British retreated.
  • Colonial Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

    Colonial Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
    Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold lead the capture Fort Ticonderoga in New York.
    It is held by the British and it contained weapons.
  • Washington is Appointed General

    Washington is Appointed General
    George Washington is appointed general and commander-in-chief of the new Continental Army.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    Two day battle, British under the command of General William Howe and American forces under Colonel William Prescott. The British attacked, they took the hill but suffered heavy losses. The Americans fired until they were out of ammunition, then quickly retreated. To conserve ammunition, Prescott told his men, "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes."
  • Colonist Gain Support of France

    Colonist Gain Support of France
    The American colonists gain support of King Louis XVI of France.
  • Independence

    Thomas Jefferson presents colonial leaders with the United States Declaration of Independence. Stating that The colonies are independent from British rule.
  • Signing of the Declaration

    Signing of the Declaration
    Members of U.S. congress sign the Declaration of Independence.
  • Battle of Long Island

    Battle of Long Island
    The British drove the Americans from Brooklyn and forced them to evacuate New York.
  • Financial and Military aid

    Financial and Military aid
    Congress appoint Jefferson, Franklin, and Silas Deane to negotiate European treaties. Franklin and Deane go to France seeking financial and military aid.
  • Battle of White Plains

    Battle of White Plains
    The Americans were driven back but were enabled to draw off from the White Plain position and march into New Jersey while the British returned to Manhattan.
  • Battle at Ridgefield

    American colonists under General Benedict Arnold defeat the British at Ridgefield, Connecticut
  • 2nd Quartering Act

    2nd Quartering Act
    The new Quartering Act allowed a governor to house soldiers in other buildings if quarters were not provided, but it did not have the provision in the previous act that soldiers be provided with provisions.
  • France joins the war

    France joins the war
    France signs a treaty of alliance with the United States and the American Revolution. The Revolution is now becoming a world war.
  • Iroquois Indians burn Cobleskill, New York.

     Iroquois Indians burn Cobleskill, New York.
  • British capture Fort Moultrie at Charleston

    British capture Fort Moultrie at Charleston
    It was the biggest loss of troops suffered to the revolutionary army in the war. The losses consisted essentially of the major part of the forces available to the revolutionaries.
  • Battle of Combahee River

    Battle of Combahee River
    Battle at Combahee River marks the last fighting between British and American forces
  • Yorktown

    Siege of Yorktown begins
  • Peace Treaty

    Peace Treaty
    Preliminary peace treaty signed in Paris recognising American independence and the British finally withdrawal from America.
  • The Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris is ratified by Congress, the American Revolutionary War officially ends.
  • The United States

    The United States
    Spain, Sweden, Denmark and Russia. recognize the United States of America