American revolution

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  • Battle of lexington and concord

    Battle of lexington and concord
    What happened: General Gage orders troops to go to concord, massachusetts to seize weapon control, then minute men acted and battled at lexington then concord. (The Americans Won)
    This battle is important because it influenced the start of battle at bunker hill.
  • Battle at bunker hill

    Battle at bunker hill
    General Thomas Gage sent out 2,400 troops to attack militiamen, then th 1st attack shot down the advancing read coats, the 2nd attack and 3rd attack started then they won on the 3rd attack because the militiamen ran low on ammo.
    Why this event is important is it led to the battle of new york.
  • Battle of new york

    Battle of new york
    General William Howe and Admiral Richard Howe, then joined forces on Staten island with 32,000 soldiers who fought solely for money.
    The British won this war because they out numbered the Americans.
    How This war led to the battle of trenton is the Americans loss.
  • Battle of trenton

    Battle of trenton
    Washington risked everything and sent out 2,400 men to do a surprise attack them Americans killed 30 British, 918 captives,and hessian cannons. The Americans had another victory 8 days later at Princeton. How this battle influenced the fight for Philadelphia is the Americans got encouraged by their victories.
  • Fight for Philadelphia

    Fight for Philadelphia
    General Howe began to seize the American capitol in Philadelphia and the Americans were unsuccessful to block the redcoats. This battle influenced Battle at Saratoga because of the British's victory.
  • Battle at saratoga

    Battle at saratoga
    General john convinced London high command to allow him to pursue a complex scheme,Burgoyne’s plan was to lead a
    army to lakes from Canada to Albany, where he would meet Howe’s troops as they arrived from New York City.Massed American troops finally surrounded Burgoyne at Saratoga, where he surrendered his battered army to General Gates. This battle led to winter at valley forge and why this battle was important was it made the British change their strategy.
  • Winter at valley forge

    Winter at valley forge
    British stayed in Philadelphia, Washington and his Army struggled to stay alive in the cold at winter camp in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Soldiers suffered from exposure and frostbite, and surgeons worked but often unsuccesfully to save arms and limbs from amputation. Washington’s sent letters to Congress and his reports filled with the suffering and endurance of his men. Why this event was important is it showed the struggle of washington's army and this led to British take south.
  • British take south

    British take south
    British took over Savannah, General Charles Cornwallis sailed south with 8,500 men. British's greatest victory is the capture Charles Town. Clinton then left for New York, leaving Cornwallis to command the British forces in the South and to conquer South and North Carolina.Cornwallis and his forces advanced into North Carolina, Patriot bands attacked them. The attacking forced the redcoats to retreat to South Carolina. This event led to British losses in 1791
  • British losses in 1791

    British losses in 1791
    Greene sent 600 soldiers with Danial Morgan to south Carolina. the
    British expected the outnumbered Americans to flee, but the Continental Army fought back, and forced the redcoats to surrender. Cornwallis attacked Greene and won the war , but the Cornwallis lost 550 troops. Greene had weakened the British, but he worried about the fight for the South. He wrote a letter to Lafayette, asking for help. This was an important battle because it final led to the battle surrender of Yorktown.
  • British surrender at yorktown

    British surrender at yorktown
    The Americans and the French closed in on Cornwallis. A French naval force defeated a British fleet and then blocked the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay, preventing a British rescue by sea. 17,000 French and American troops surrounded the British on the Yorktown peninsula and bombarded them. Yorktown lasted about 3 weeks. with his troops outnumbered and exhausted from constant shelling, Cornwallis finally surrendered. Washington and the French generals accepted the British's surrender.