"The shot heard 'round the world!"
British Soldiers vs Colonial Militiamen
The Second Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia.
Declaration of Independence is ratified by the Continental Congrees. Formal split between the Colonies and Britain.
British take control over New York Port. First major battle following the Declaration of Independence. Huge defeat for the Americans.
Redcoats force Americans troops to retreat to the Northeast. More soldiers fought in this battle than in any other throughout the war.