Signing of The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776
Lexington and Concord was not a battle but the event that started the American Revolution. The phrase “The Shot Heard Around The World “ was the cause of the skirmish which started the revolution. The skirmish resulted in 73 British casualties and 49 colonists dead.
Battles of Saratoga, September 19 - October 17, 1777
The Battle of Bunker Hill was the first official battle of the American Revolution. The colonists held the hill for three of the British charges before Britain eventually took over. While this ended in British victory the British were very surprised by the fight the colonists put up.
Siege of Yorktown, September 28 - October 19, 1781
The Declaration of Independence is the official document the colonists wrote to explain why they wanted independence. The document justifies the revolution because Britain was taking away the colonists natural rights. The document stated 26 grievances to show how there was no other way besides independence.
Treaty of Paris, September 3, 1783
The Battles of Saratoga are known as the turning point of the American Revolution. The battles resulted in a victory to the colonists, but this is not the best part for the colonists. After this battle French became an ally of the colonists and were willing help them in the fight for independence.
The Siege of Yorktown started with General Washington commanding 17,000 French and Continental troops into Yorktown. Here they will trap the 9,000 British soldiers. The Siege of Yorktown ends in a surrender by General Cornwallis and the end of the American Revolution.
The Treaty of Paris was the official ending to the American Revolution which was signed by representatives from Britain and The United States of America. The treaty granted The United States of America independence and significant western territory. The treaty officially ended the war and was the birth of the great nation we all know and love.