"Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes!"
On the 5th of March 1770, the British commit an act of state terrorism. After an abrupt uprising by the people of Boston, British troops that were stationed there decided to open fire among the unsuspecting citizens. 5 people were killed and thus began the American Revolution.
The Signing of the Declaration of Independence
We hold these truths to be self-evident. That all men are created equal.
On December 15th, a band of patriot rebels known as the "Sons of Liberty" board a British cargo ship carrying a large amount of tea. They then proceeded to dump a very large amount of tea into the Boston harbor, in protest of the British Tea Act. This eventually leads the the first major battle of the American Revolution.
The Battle of Saratoga
Stop!!! We have given up!
On the 17th of June 1775, the first major battle between the British and the Americans had unfolded. A force of around 2000 British troops attempted and succeeded on climbing and capturing Bunker Hill from the Continental Army's forces. They saw Bunker Hill as a vantage point for them and would make it hard for the Americans to take back control of Boston.
The Battle of Yorktown
We surrender all of our forces.
On the 4th of July 1776, the Continental Congress officially declared its independence from the British with the Declaration of independence. This came after the Continental Congress unanimously voted in favor of independence from the British, and this day is known as Independence Day.
On October 7th of 1777, the British General John Burgoyne attacked the American Army, in Saratoga. However, Burgoyne was forced to surrender because of the overwhelming Continental forces. This American victory also convinced the French to join on their side, turning the tides of this war, and bringing more future vicotries to the Americans.
The French will surely join us now!
Finally, on October 19th of 1781, the Revolutionary War comes to a close, after General Charles Cornwallis surrenders his forces in Yorktown. This event is generally considered to be the final major battle in the American Revolution and leads to the creation of the Treaty of Paris, which declared the United States of America to be a fully sovereign country.