A Time for Independence

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Committees of correspondence look at situation colonists are in

06/21/1774 - 09/21/1774

The Association made,ties with Britain off until Intolerable Acts gone

09/01/1774 - 09/30/1774

Continental Congress gathered; including John Adams and Samuel Adams

09/05/1774

Paul Revere,one of minutemen warned redcoats were coming to colonists in Boston

04/18/1775

Nothing at Concord,long march back to Boston;rout where guerilla warfare used

04/18/1775 - 04/19/1775

Blood at Lexington&Concord;colonist fired,redcoat shot a volley,8 Americans dead

04/19/1775

Second Continental Congress form Continental Army;Washington is made commander

05/01/1775

Congressmen fretted/debated- about colonists remaining loyalty,did nothing

05/01/1775

Colonial support for independence not enough=rebellion would look like clique

05/01/1775

Colonists held up against seasoned troops in battle of Bunker Hill

06/17/1775

Prohibitory Act passed,until colonists begged for pardon their trade was cut off

12/01/1775

Lord Dunmore urged slaves to take arms against their masters

12/01/1775

British navy blockaded ports & took American ships on high seas

12/01/1775

Thomas Paine produced Common Sense,a manifesto that urged American independece

03/01/1776 - 04/30/1776

Declaration of Independence,made by Thomas Jefferson,accepted 2 days later

07/02/1776

After defeat in Battle of Long Island, Washington put off with "general action"

08/27/1776

Howe issued general pardon to anyone who would swear allegiance to George III

08/27/1776

Howe lost in retrospect a chance to defeat Washington's entire army

08/27/1776

Washington's army made a elusive escape from the British navy by boat

08/27/1776

General Sir William Howe defeats Washington's militia of inexperienced men

08/27/1776

Colonists took out 900 sleeping Hessian mercenaries by surprise at Trenton

12/25/1776

Second time,Washington returned,got trapped by Lord Cornwallis's British force

01/03/1777

Valley Forge, camp diseases killed 2500 American lives,more desperate than 1776

10/04/1777

General John Burgoyne surrendered 5800 men to American Horatio Gates at Saratoga

10/17/1777

Louis XVI presents colonies,The Treaty of Alliance,France will help America

02/06/1778

To avoid great war, North sent peace order to America led by Earl of Carlisle

04/01/1778

Gen.Lincoln lost American army(6000) to Gen.Henry Clinton,Battle of Charlestown

05/12/1780

Backwoodsmen kill British soldiers,strayed too far from base at King's Mountain

10/07/1780

Congress sent General Nathanael Greene to south with new continental army

01/17/1781

Greene sapped strength of Cornwallis's army,Daniel Morgan helped at Cowpens

01/17/1781

Washington rushed with troops under Comte de Rochambeau, cut Cornwallis off.

10/19/1781

Cornwallis surrenders his 6000 men at Yorktown when he was surrounded

10/19/1781