American Revolution

Events

Battle of Bunker Hill

7/17/1775

This battle lasted 2 days, British was under the command of General William Howe, and Americans were under the command of Colonel William Prescott.
Prescott said "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes to conserve ammo.

Battle of Trenton

12/26/1775

Small battle in Trenton, New jersey. Washington crossed Delaware on Christmas Day and performed a surprise attack on the British.

Declaration of Independence

8/2/1776

56 people signed the Declaration of Independence, but John Handcock signed in July 1776.

Quartering Act

6/2/1777

2nd Quarting Act, allowed governors to move soldiers to other houses, made along with the Intolerable acts.

United States allies with France

2/6/1778

United states and France had the treaty of Amity, treaty of Commerce and Alliance.

Cornwallis surrenders to Washington

October 1781

Corwallis surrenders to Washington after being surrounded at Yorktown.