8th period History Timeline 2
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The treaty that officially ended the revolution. America was now independent from Britain. All acts passed by England are abolished.
A lack of disipline proved catastrophic for the British troops. Unorganized after the sloppy performance at King's Mountain, the British Army could not recover in time. The redcoats were slaughtered by the Contenintal Army and General Cornwallis continued to retreat toward Yorktown.
Major Ferguson proved to be more trouble than he was worth. His threat sent out over King's Mountain provoked the mountain men in the area to attack. This closed off Crnwallis's path into Virginia and a forced him into a retreat.
The Battle that ended the American Revolution. The Continental Army defeated the British. Geeral Cornwallis is captured.
At the Conclusion of the Battle of Saratoga, France became convinced that maybe America had a chance of winning the war after all. Considering what was to be gained by driving the arch rival England out of the Americas, France joined the war on the colonists side. Now the colonists had a navy and could compete with England in the water as well as on land.
The major turning point in the war. The Colonists win the battle at Saratoga. At this point, the French ally with America, giving the Contenintal Army the Navy it needs to challenge the British at sea.
The continental Army spent a harsh winter in Valley Forge. They were threatening to give up. They desperately needed help but endured the torture nontheless.
The contenintal army is in a state of desperation. They have decided to launch a surprise attack the day after christmas while the British troops and their Hessian allies are hung over from the christmas drinking the day before. The plan works and the colonists win the battle.
A document that officially declared the colonies seperate from Britain is passed. The Document is given the simple name Declaration of Independence. The document only works of course if America emerges victorious in the War.
Common Sense was a book written by Thomas Paine. The book lists reasons why the colonies should break away from England. The book viciously attacks Britain and Paine risked being arrested for High Treason if America lost the war.
The Contenintal Congress formed the Contenintal Army. This is the army that they would use to challenge the British Redcoats. They used war bonds to pay the soldiers.
American sharpshooters were stationed on Bunker Hill. As the British troops began advancing the sharpshooters picked them off, mowing down line after line and inflicting massive casualties on the British soldiers. Britain still managed to win the hill however because the colonists ran out of supplies.
Washington is appointed general of the American troops. This move was more political than it was for Washington's military genius. A Virginian serving would further help unite the colonies for the cause.
The Battles that started the American Revolution. The "Shot Heard round the World" was fired at Lexington. Nobody knows which side fired first, but it started the first battle of the war. The colonists then later won a major victory at Concord.
This was a meeting held in Philadelphia. Twelve of the thirteen colonies sent delegates. The hope was the a meeting of this magnitude would finally be recognized by King George.
Passed in Retaliation for the Boston Tea Party. King George ordered the closing of Boston Harbor and also stationed redcoats in Boston. Now the tensions between the colonies and England are higher than ever before.
Colonists dressed as mohawk Indians dumped loads of British tea into Boston Harbor. This was done in protest to the tax placed on tea. In response to this, England shut down Boston Harbor.
British recoats stationed in Boston are harrassed by an angry colonist mob. In self-defense, the soldiers fired on the mob. This was described as a massacre by the colonists to further anger their bretherin to stand against the king.
The taxation act that truley outraged the colonists. The act ment a tax on all paper goods, including letters, cards, and documents. The colonists boycotted British goods until the act was repealed.
A tax is placed on sugar. Supposedly this one done to raise money for the British troops after the French and Indian War. The tax included both sugar and molasses.