o April 19: Minutemen and redcoats clash at Lexington and Concord.
o June 15: The First Continental Congress names George Washington commander in chief of the Continental Army.
o June 17: The British drive the Americans from Breed’s Hill in the Battle of Bunker Hill.
o Feb. 27: The patriots defeat the Loyalists at Moore’s Creek Bridge.
o March 17: The British evacuate Boston
July 4: The Declaration of Independence is adopted.
o Aug. 27: The redcoats defeat the patriots on Long Island.
o Sept. 15: The British occupy New York City.
o Dec. 25-26: Washington mounts a surprise attack on Hessian troops at Trenton by crossing the Delaware.
o January: Washington and the British retire their troops for the winter to separate quarters.
o Jan. 3: Washington gains a victory at Princeton.
The Loyalists and Indians force the patriots back at Orinskany, but then withdraw
The patriots crush the Hessians near Bennington
... to winter quarters at Valley Forge
By the redcoats
John Paul Jones' ship, the Bonhomme Richard, captures the British ship Serapis.
... After a British siege
Defeated by the Brits (duh)
By the French. On the Brit's navy. At the Chesapeake Bay.
Mr. North was King George's chief minister
The Americans and British sign a preliminary peace treaty (PPT) in Paris.
PPT = Preliminary Peace Treaty. See above.
Signed in Paris by the US and Great Britain.