Was the first efforts of the colonies to unite under a common cause, which helped organize colonial resistance to the acts of Parliament.
Official beginning of the American Revolution, “The Shot Heard ‘Round The World”.
Mainly managed the Colonial war effort (established the Continental Army) and moved towards independence (by creating the Declaration of Independence).
Was a surprise capture by the Americans. Was small, but was the first American victory of the Revolutionary War, and gave the Continental Army much-needed resources to be used in future battles.
In this battle, the patriots were pushed out, leaving the key city in control of the British. Though the patriots lost, they caused a significant # of casualties for the British, giving them an important confidence boost.
"Common Sense" was a pamphlet written to rally the colonists to support separating from England and fight for their independence. This was effective because it was straight forward and written in a way colonists could understand.
This led to American Independence from Britain. It stated certain ideals that the colonists believed were important to have, and it justified our right to revolt against a government that no longer guaranteed us our natural rights.
First major battle to take place after the U.S declared its independence. The patriots were pushed out of another key city in the war (NYC).
The Hessian army was crushed in Washington's raid across the Delaware River and the Americans were encouraged by the easy defeat of the British Hessian forces.
Most important turning point of the war, moment when France got involved and supplied resources, soldiers, etc.
It was the first constitution of the United States, and was a backbone for today’s Constitution.
Was the Continental Army’s “great trial”, as they suffered from starvation, disease, malnutrition, and exposure, which killed more than 2,500 American soldiers.
Dissolved because the members could not agree on which side to support in the war (the colonists or the British). The Natives had nothing truly uniting them for a long time.
Benedict Arnold became one of the most infamous traitors of the U.S, after he switched sides and fought for the British. His name quickly became a byword for treason or betrayal because he betrayed his countrymen by leading the British army in battle against the men whom he once commanded.
Was the first major patriot victory to occur after the British invasion of Charleston, SC, and completely destroyed the left wing of Cornwallis' army.
Caused Cornwallis to pull troops from South Carolina and move them farther north, leading to Yorktown and eventually the end of the Revolutionary war.
Was very important to the American victory in the war because of the huge loss of British troops.
Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington as French and American forces trapped the British at Yorktown.
The moment that ended the American revolution and when Great Britain officially recognized America as their own independent country.
This war between the U.S and a confederation of numerous Native American tribes was for control of the Northwest Territory. It resulted in new reforms that strengthened the federal government's power.
Seen as one of the major factors that led to the writing of the new Constitution. It was a short-lived uprising, but it highlighted all of the issues with the government (under the Articles of Confederation), and caused Americans realized that the importance of a strong, central government.