American Revolution Timeline

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American Revolution Timeline

July 4th, 1776

Christmas Night, 1776

October 17th, 1777

1777

June 1777

Hit and Run Tactics

John Paul Jones

April, 1781

Victory at Yorktown

July, 1781

American Success

Battle of Yorktown

Spain Joins

American Revolution Timeline

Treaty of Paris

George Washington

The Declaration of Independence was made so that the British would take their troops out of America, and that is what started the war.

The Spanish governor of Louisiana, Bernardo de Gálvez had tons of supplies and ammunition shipped up the Mississippi River to American troops in the Northwest Territory.

The Patriot cause had supporters around the world. A number of individuals from other nations gave their talents to the cause. Thaddeus Ko´sciuszko, Marquis de Lafayette, Friedrich von Steuben, Juan de Miralles.

Howe was still in Philadelphia. Now American troops under General Horatio Gates blocked and surrounded Burgoyne's army. Burgoyne made a desperate attack on October 7. The Patriots held firm.General Burgoyne surrendered. The British plan had failed. The Continental Army had won an enormous victory that changed the course of the war.

Benjamin Franklin Was in France for a year. He was trying to get the French army to support the Americans’ fight for independence.

John Paul Jones, won his first successes raiding British ports. Near the coast of Great Britain in September 1779, Jones's ship, Bonhomme Richard, met the British warship Serapis. The Bonhomme Richard and the Serapis fought for hours. The British captain asked whether Jones wished to surrender. Jones is said to have answered, "I have not yet begun to fight."

Washington was camped in Pennsylvania, across the Delaware River from the British camp in New Jersey. On Christmas night 1776, Washington led 2,400 troops across the icy river to surprise the enemy at Trenton the next day. Was also the first win for the Patriots.

Instead, as British forces moved through the countryside, small forces of Patriots attacked them. These bands of soldiers appeared suddenly, fired their weapons, and then disappeared. This hit-and-run technique caught the British off guard.

He sent Lafayette and Anthony Wayne to Virginia to stop Cornwallis. Lafayette had Cornwallis pinned down on a peninsula, a piece of land surrounded by water on three sides. The place was called Yorktown.

Cornwallis marched north to Virginia. His troops carried out raids throughout the region. Cornwallis took shelter at Yorktown, on the Virginia coast. The battle for the South was entering its final phase.

Few could match him for courage and determination. The war might have taken a different turn without Washington.

Was signed on September 3, 1783. Some agreements were that the British take all the troops out of America. The americans give loyalists property back.

French warships appeared off Newport, Rhode Island. The ships carried French aid: thousands of soldiers commanded by Comte de Rochambeau. Rochambeau joined up with General Washington, who was camped north of New York City. There the two leaders waited for the arrival of a second fleet of French ships. .

The British ran low on supplies and many soldiers were wounded or sick. On October 14, Washington's aide, Alexander Hamilton, led an attack that captured key British defenses. Cornwallis could see that the situation was hopeless. On October 19, he surrendered his troops. The Patriots had won the Battle of Yorktown. The British marched between rows of French and American troops. A French band played "Yankee Doodle." This was a song the British had used to taunt the Americans.

Fiercely independent, they had been neither Patriots or Loyalists until the British warning angered them. They formed a militia army and set out to force the British from their land. At Kings Mountain, the American militia force killed or captured a British-led Loyalist force of about 1,000. The Patriot victory brought new support for independence from Southerners.


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