The Battle of Lexington & ConcordThe Battle of Bunker Hill
Crossing The Deleware
Battle of Saratoga
The Battle of Lexington & Concord: April 18, 1775, hundreds of British troops marched from Boston to Concord to seize an arms cache. April 19, 1775, 700 colonist troops got weapons and marched to Lexington. A colonist fired; "The shot heard around the world," which left one injured british soldiers and eight dead colonists.The Battle of Bunker Hill: June 17, 1775, colonist surrounded Boston and cut off supplies.The colonist wanted to keep the British in Boston, but struggled. Bloodiest battles in the American Revolution. 1,000 British troops died, and 450 colonists died. British gained momentum after this win.
On Dec. 25, 1776, Washington crossed the Delaware to lead a surprise attack on the Germans (Hessians) with 2,400 men in Trenton, NJ. Washington knew that the Germans love to get drunk on Christmas, so he decided to ambush them. Thirty Hessians were killed, while 918 captive. Turned the war back to the American's favor.
Battle of Yorktown
Sept. to Oct. 1777: Turning point of the war for the Americans. The British wanted the Hudson and NY so they sent troops to overtake it, which resulted in a war. The French & Dutch decided to support colonists.
Treaty of Paris 1783
September, 1777: British captured Philly before Washington and his troops could recapture it, so Washington sent his troops to a winter camp. Valley Forge was challenging because the troops lacked food, clothing, and they disease bound. Lafayette and Steuben helped teach the troops about military, while Washington kept their morale high until they could muster the strength needed to fight in Saratoga.
August 1781: Cornwallis' British ships arrive to evacuate (VA) for power in war. The French met them their and stopped them. Washington sent his troops to coast to meet Cornwallis. Oct. 19, 1781, Cornwallis surrendered, and this win by the U.S made America free from Britain.
On September 3, 1783, the Treaty of Paris was signed. The U.S and Britain decided that it was time to put an end to this long, tiring war. America was granted freedom from Britain,and they now had to create their own form of Gov't.