The battles of Lexington and Concord April 19, 1775
George Washington appointed June 16, 1775
Battle of Bunker Hill June 17, 1775
First engagements of the Revolutionary War between British troops and the Minutemen.
Olive-Branch Petition July 5, 1775
I'm the KING and I say NO!
The Continental Congress appoints George Washington as the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army.
The U.S. declares independence July 4, 1776
First major battle of the war, costing the lives of 1,054 British soldiers and 367 American soldiers.
The End of The War September 3, 1783
EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! THE WAR IS OFFICIALLY OVER!
Congress endorses a proposal asking for recognition of American rights, the ending of the Intolerable Acts in exchange for a cease fire. George III rejected the proposal and on 23 August 1775 declared the colonies to be in open rebellion
Continental Congress issues the Declaration of Independence.
The Treaty of Paris was signed, formally ending the war.