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revolutionary war
Updated: 10/23/2020
revolutionary war
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  • The Revolutionary war started with the battles of Lexington and concord. The battles started on April 19th 1775 in Lexington when 700 British troops showed up and outnumbered the 77 militiamen. the British went towards concord searching for arms, the arms were relocated before the British were there so the British burned what was left but the fire got out of control.
  • Battles of Lexington and ConcordApril 19th, 1775
  • Declaration of Independence July 4th 1776
  • The declaration of independence was adopted by the continental congress on July 4th 1776. The declaration of independence was written to declare independence from the English
  • it convinced the French to give the U.S. military support. It lifted American spirits, ended the British threat in New England by taking control of the Hudson River, and most importantly, showed the French that the Americans had the potential to beat Great Britain.
  • Battle of Saratoga September 19th- October 17th 1777
  • Valley Forge was where the Continental Army camped during the winter. And where the Army trained during the winter for war.
  • Valley Forge December 19th 1777- June 19 1778
  • Battle of Yorktown October 19th 1781
  • Treaty of ParisSeptember 3rd 1783
  • The Treaty of Paris was signed by U.S. and British Representatives on September 3, 1783, ending the War of the American Revolution.
  • The battle of Yorktown was the last battle of the revolutionary war. A joint French and American force traps a large British army on Virginia's Yorktown peninsula. Unable to evacuate or receive reinforcements, General Cornwallis is forced to surrender. Although NYC and Charleston, S.C., will remain in British hands until a peace treaty is signed, the war for American independence is essentially over.
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