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May 1777

Second Continental Congress

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Remember the Ladies

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Mar 1776

Declaration of Independence

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July 4, 1776

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Lexington & Concord

Timeline: American Revolution


Lexington and Concord were the first battles of the American Revolution. Colonists openly defied British authority which marked the beginning of the war against England. These two became known as the "The shot heard round the world".

Second Continential Congress sent Olive Branch Petition to King George lll, which asked for the restoration of friendly relations. When this petition was ignored by England, delegates began to form the Continental army. They selected George Washington to lead this army because of his achievements in the French and Indian War.

Women wanted more roles in society and politics, one of the main advocates for this was Abigail Adams. She sought equal political participation and education for women. In addition to this, Republican Motherhood became a movement that encouraged women to teach republican values to their families.

On July 4th, 1776, colonial delegates assembled to draft the Declaration of Independence. This document aired the colonial greviences against King George lll and officially stated that the 13 colonies were to become a separate nation from England.

Dec 1777

Valley Forge

Battle of Yorktown

Oct 1781


Thomas Paine drafted a message urging Americans to support the troops fighting in the Revolution. Soldiers had enlistments that only lasted 3-6 months and many were not re-enlisting.

Oct 1777

Battle of Saratoga


Timeline: American Revolution

Treaty of Paris, 1783

Impact of The Crisis:

"The Crisis"

Dec 1776

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This battle became known as the turning point of the Revolution. Because of the American victory against British troops, France and Spain were persuaded to support the Patriots.

1/5 of American soldiers in Valley Forge died from disease and starvation due to food shortages and harsh winters. George Washington recieved help from Baron von Steuben who was German and Marquis de Lafayette who was French to train troops.

This battle marked the end of the American Revolution. American and French troops trapped the British general Lord Cornwallis in the town of Yorktown. The British were forced to surrender as they had no way of fleeing from their enemy.

Document officially stated that the U.S. was independent from England. All the territory to the Mississipi River and from Spanish Florida to the Canadian border went to the Americans.