Events in the American Revolution

Events in the American Revolution
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  • Boston Massacre (March 5, 1770)
  • Lexington and Concord (April 19, 1775)
  • Battle of Bunker Hill (June 17, 1775)
  • The Boston Massacre started with a riot. Colonists threw snowballs at British soldiers. After one soldier was knocked down, the rest fired and ended up killing 5 colonists.
  • Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776)
  • Paul Revere rode a horse all the way from Charleston to Concord just to warn the colonists that "the British were coming!" Because of this, colonists were able to get prepared, and ended up having about 2,000 minutemen ready to fire.
  • Battle of Saratoga (September 19, 1777
  • The British attacked twice. The first time they retreated because too many soldiers were lost. But, then the colonists surrendered the second attack, due to no more ammo, and they were extremely outnumbered.
  • Battle of Yorktown (September 28, 1781)
  • The Declaration of Independence summarizes the rights of all American citizens. It was written July 4th, 1776. Which is the day that declares our freedom. 
  • The Battle of Saratoga was a major turning point in the war. During this battle, the French joined in to help the colonists win. There were two battles. In the first battle, two British soldiers were lost per colonist. In the second battle, the British lost their positions, and lost.
  • The of Yorktown was the most important battle of the American Revolution. There were about 17,000 French and American troops. While there were only 9,000 British troops. Lafayette brought 5,000 troops to Chesapeake Bay to block all enterances.
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