timeline of significance

By tmboak2
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord- 1775.The Battles of Lexington and Concord is the start of the revolutionary war, The shot heard around the world took place during this time.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress - May 10th, 1775.
    The Second Continental Congress mostly took action towards stuff going on in the Revolutionary War. Ex: Appointing George Washington as the Commanding General of the Continental Army.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill- June 17th, 1775.
    The british had 1,054 casualties and the Colonists had 450 casualties. Yet, It was still a win for the british since the Colonists ran out of ammunition.
  • Failed Seizure of Quebec under Benedict Arnold

    Failed Seizure of Quebec under Benedict Arnold-December 31st, 1775. American troops attacked a force comprised of British recruits and Canadian volunteers. The British and Canadian garrison drove off the American attack and ended the threat to the British control of Canada.
  • Common Sense Published

    Common Sense Published - January 10th, 1776. Common Sense was about how it would be better if the British did not rule over the Colonists, it would be better if the Colonists ruled themselves.
  • Adoption of the Declaration of Independence

    Adoption of the Declaration of Independence - July 4th, 1776.
    The Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson and adopted by the Second Continental Congress, states the reasons the British colonies of North America sought independence in July of 1776.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton-December 26th, 1776.
    The Battle of Trenton was a small battle and win for the Americans, the battle was between the Americans and Germans.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga- September 19th, 1777.
    The first Battle of Saratoga was a British victory with 440 Americans killed.
  • Paoli Massacre (Battle of Paoli)

    Paoli Massacre (Battle of Paoli)-September 20th,1777.
    The Battle of Paoli took place in Paoli, Pennsylvania. The British lost 4 men, the Americans lost 53 resulting in a British victory.
  • Washington’s Encampment at Valley Forge

    Washington’s Encampment at Valley Forge-December 19th,1777.
    Washington's Army was not prepared for the harsh winter, They lost 2,000 men but, they ended up surviving the winter.