Updated: 12/19/2019

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  • Lexington and concord
  • yorktown
  • battle of bunker hill
  • the british march to capture samuel adams and john handcock and capture stockpiled weapon in concord paul revere and william dawes warned the colonist.the shot heard around the world.
  • Trenton
  • the french come in to help with men, weapons and warships. the americans (led by george washington) and the french (led by rochambeov and lafayette) corner the british on a peninsula. coornwallis surrenders and the war is over
  • saratoga
  • fought just outside on breeds hill. col presscott orders "dont fire until you see the whites of their eyes" 40% casualities for the british.confidence boost for the colonist
  • valley forge
  • americans have suffered a lot of defeats and many belive the war will soon be lost. Washington surprise attack on the hessians, garrison stationed in the trenton for the day after christmas. an aide tells washington that the germans love christmas and that theyll get drunk marks major victory for the americans
  • brithish try 3 pronged attack which streches supply lines. benedict arnold plays a crucial role in the victory. its a major defeat of the british troops and the hessians. the victory proves to the french that the americans can win and they agree to help
  • valley forge was a place were the continential army stayed and trained for the war and was winter 1777-1778