The Battles of Lexington and Concord signaled the start of the American Revolutionary war on April 19, 1775. This battle was the famous 'shot heard 'round the world'.
The American patriots were defeated at the Battle of Bunker Hill, but they proved they could hold their own against the superior British Army and caused 40% British casualties.
George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River, which occurred on the night of December 25–26, 1776, during the American Revolutionary War, was the first move in a surprise attack organized by George Washington against Hessian forces in Trenton. Which resulted in one American death and 800 hessians captured
the Continental Army persevered and won a decisive victory at the Battle of Saratoga. After the battle France openly helped the Americans.
Valley Forge is the location of the 1777-1778 winter encampment of the Continental Army under General George Washington. It was very cold with low supplies and many were becoming sick but they stayed. Baron Von Steuben Trained the soldier.
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The outcome in Yorktown, Virginia where the British surrendered marked the conclusion of the last major battle of the American Revolution and the start of a new nation's independence.