American Revolutionary War

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  • Battle of Lexington

    Battle of Lexington
    On the night of April 18, 1775, about 400 British troops left Boston to march to Concord, Massachusets in search for Rebel weapons. Around 70-80 Minutemen meet them in a small field outside of Lexington, Massachusets. Several Minutemen were killed, forcing the Rebels to retreat.
  • Battle of Concord

    Battle of Concord
    Lexington and Concord The British reached Concord, only to find no weapons of any sort. The British marched back to Lexington, only to be confronted by 400 Minutemen outside of Concord. The British suffered many casualties, and were forced to retreat. Minutemen coninued to fire upon them all the way back to Boston.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    Battle of Bunker Hill Two months after Lexington and Concord, Rebel troops fortified on two hills, Breed Hill and Bunker Hill, outside of Boston. From those hills, they started to besiege Boston. In response to the cannon fire, British troops stormed Breed Hill, which was mistaken for Bunker Hill. The Rebels succesfully held Breed Hill two times before the British breached the hill. Both sides counted the battle as a victory.
  • Seige and Capture of Fort St. Jean

    Seige and Capture of Fort St. Jean
    American Rebels, after capturing Ft. Ticonderoga, marched North and laid seige to Fort St. Jean. The seige lasted over two and a half months. Fort St. Jean was the only defense between Montreal and the American Colonies
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    On July 4th, 1776, the Continental Congress ratified the Declaration of Independence, stating that the United States of America was a free country. Today, we still recognize this day as the day our country was founded.
  • Battle of Long Island

    Battle of Long Island
    Battle of Long Island After capturing Boston, George Washington moved his troops to New York City to fortify in the city. The British, under General William Howe, landed on Long Island on August 22nd, 1776. On August 27th, the British invaded the city. By October, the Rebels had completly fled the city
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    Having lost New York, Washington wanted to raise the morale of his army. On Christmas night, Washington and the Continental army crossed the Delaware River and attacked the British. The victory was a turning point in the war.
  • First Battle of Saratoga

    First Battle of Saratoga
    The British began marching through New York State, aiming to divide the new nation into two parts. While marching, the struggling British Army encountered a small American Militia. The British won the victory, but were soon forced to retreat.
  • Second Battle of Saratoga

    Second Battle of Saratoga
    After haven been defeated a few days earlier, the Americans again attacked the British. This time, the British retreated. They were eventually trapped in Saratoga, New York. The British were forced to surrender.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge
    After a long and disappointing yeay in New England, Washington's army set up camp for the winter at Valley Forge. The camp was in poor condition, with troops regulary dying from disease. Eventually, the camp was inproved and the army was trained by foreign Generals.
  • Battle of Monmouth

    Battle of Monmouth
    After the French entered the war, the British abandoned the captured city of Philidelphia to march back to New York. Washington intercepted the British, and fighting ensued. Both armies fled, but the American effectivly ended the British campaign in New England.
  • Battle of Guliford Court House

    Battle of Guliford Court House
    The British had been losing ground in the South over the past year. The Americans met them in present day Greensboro, North Carolina. The battle was very bloody, with both sides losing many troops. Although the British won, they were too injured and outmatched to continue fighting in the South.
  • Battle of Chesapeake Bay

    Battle of Chesapeake Bay
    With the main British army trapped in Yorktown, the British fleet sailed into Chesapeake Bay to rescue the army. A fleet of French ships cut them off before the British were able to rescue its main army. The French victory effectivly forced the British to surrender in Yorktown.
  • Capture of Yorktown

    Capture of Yorktown
    After being cut of by land and water, the main British Army fortified in Yorktown, Virginia. Wahsington began beseiging the town in early October. With no escape, the British surrendered. The surrender ultamitly ended the war. Some fighting continued into 1782 in the Carribbean Sea.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The British ended the war by signing the Treaty of Paris in 1783. The British ceded all of their land west of the Appalachian Mountains to the Mississippi River. Britain continued to support the Native Americans in their fight with the new American nation untill hostilities resumed 29 years later in the War or 1812.
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    Seige of Boston

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    Seige of Fort. St. Jean