Road to Independence

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In History
  • Paul Revere's Ride

    The purpose of Paul Revere's ride was to race to Concord to warn Patriots Samuel Adams and John Hancock that British troops were coming to arrest them. Paul Revere left his home and set out on his now legendary midnight ride.
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. The battles were fought in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, within the towns of Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Menotomy, and Cambridge.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    In this battle the British defeated the Americans in which took place in Massachusetts. This battle was during the Siege of Boston in the early stages of the American Revolutionary War.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The United States Declaration of Independence is the pronouncement adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting at the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was an official act taken by all 13 American colonies in declaring independence from British rule.
  • Washington's Crossing of the Delaware

    George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River, which occurred during the American Revolutionary War. It was the first move in a surprise attack organized by George Washington against the Hessian forces in Trenton.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    It marked the climax of the Saratoga campaign, giving a decisive victory to the Americans over the British in the American Revolutionary War. Occurred the second year of the American Revolution, it included two crucial battles, fought eighteen days apart.
  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge functioned as the third of eight military encampments for the Continental Army's main body, commanded by General George Washington. In September 1777, British forces had captured the American capital of Philadelphia.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    The battle pitted General George Washington, aided by French General de Rochambeau, against British General Lord Cornwallis. The defeat of the British at Yorktown prompted the British government to negotiate an end to the American Revolution and give the colonist their freedom.