Revolutionary War Timeline

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Revolutionary War Timeline

The battles of Lexington and Concord took place on April 19, 1775. This would be considered the first official battle of the Revolutionary War. The colonists won these battles. This was important because this marked the first battle of the Revolutionary War.

Revolutionary War Timeline

The Declaration of Independence

Battles of Trenton and Princeton

George Washington

Disadvantages of Britain


Battles of Lexington and Concord

Battle ofYorktown

France(joining the war)

Benedict Arnold

Battle of Saratoga

Spain(joining the war)

Treaty ofParis

Benedict Arnold was born January 14, 1741. Arnold was a Patriot, and helped win battles. Later, Arnold became a traitor, and spied for the British. Then he openly became a British soldier. He died on June 14, 1801.

The battles of Saratoga took place on September 19, 1777, and on October 7, 1777. The British won the first battle, and the Patriots won the second battle. This battle was important because it marked the time where France, and later Spain joined the war.

Marquis de Lafayette arrived in America on July 27, 1777. He was born in September 6, 1757. He was important because he was George Washington's trusted aide.

Spain joined the Continental Army in June of 1779. This was important because Spain gave lots of money, and goods to the Army force which helped Patriots win the war.

The British had to come ot a new place whene they fought the Americans. That came with some disadvantages; the British didn't know the land well. This was hard because the Patriots knew all the shortcuts. The British also didn't have good Generals that stayed on task- unlike George Washington. This was important because the Patriots needed all the help they could get.

The Treaty of Paris was signed on September 3, 1783. This was the final conclusion of the Revolutionary War. The Patriots and the British agreed on rules to follow for the Treaty. However, the treaty wasn't followed by either Countries.

France joined the war ( with the Patriots) in 1778 after the American victory at Saratoga. The Americans had proved that they could withstand the British forces. This was important because they gave the Continental Army the necessary supplies ot win the war. Example: ammunition, and uniforms.

The battle of Trenton took place on December 26, 1776. The battle of Princeton took place on January 3, 1777. These battles were important because they helped boost troops morale. Both were American victories.

George Washington was born on February 22, 1732. He was the commander of the Patriots from 1775-1783. He was importnat because he was an amazing leader. Afterall, he lead the Patriots to victory. He died in December 14, 1799.

On October 9, 1783, the Continental Army surrounded General Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virigina. French fleets blocked the British Navy, and the Continental Army blocked the land part of the plateau. Cornwallis surrendered, and this marked the last battle of the Revolutionary War.

The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776 by 13 American congressional representitives. John Hancock was the first person to sign the declaration, and he signed it VERY large. He did this so that the King of Britain wouldn't have to take off his glasses to see his signature. This stated that the Americans were going to break away from Britain. This would be considered the start of the Revolutionary War, which is why it's important.

Battle of Lexington and Concord

France and Spain's Flag

Marquis de Lafayette

Benedict Arnold

Battle of Yorktown

A picture of George Washington

Battle of Trenton and Princeton


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