The Battle of Quebec took place on December 31, 1775. Americans tried to capture the British-occupied city of Quebec. The American lost this battle horribly, and Quebec stayed on the British side of the Revolutionary war
The battle of Princeton happened on January 3, 1777. It was fought near Princeton, New York. Forty Patriots and 275 British soldiers died during this battle. The British then decided to leave New York to the Americans.
In mid-June 1776, a five-man committee including Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin were tasked with drafting a formal statement of the what the colonies wanted. The Congress then officially adopted the Declaration of Independence, which was written mainly by Jefferson, in Philadelphia on July 4