Battles of Lexington and Concord
First battles of the American Revolution."Shot heard around the World"began the war
Second Continental Congress (May 10, 1775)
Met to petition the King for rights, created an Army, named Washington to lead the Army.
Battle of Bunker Hill
Happened on Breed's hill, British victory, they lost half their men.Colonists gained confidence
Washington Crossing the Delaware(Victory at Trenton)
Surprise attach on the Hessians, first colonial victory
Battle of Saratoga
October 1777, turning point in the war, colonists won the battle, now allies with the French
Winter in Valley Forge
Washington's army camped here, brutal winter, few supplies, showed endurance of the army
Battle of Yorktown
October 1781, Washington defeated Cornwallis, final battle of American Revolution.
Nominated George Washington to be the Commander of the Army, presented the idea of an Army to the 2nd Continental Congress
Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776)
Document signed by the members of the 2nd Continental Congress declaring independence from Great Britian.
Articles of Confederation, 1775
Document signed which was the United States of America's first attempt in establishing laws in the country
Constitution(written by James Madison), 1787
Document written in which is the foundation of laws for the government of the United States of America.
Bill of Rights, 1791
Document that added the first ten amendments to the US Constitution, guaranteeing citizens specific rights.
Document written by Thomas Paine that urged colonists to join the Patriot cause. Inspired to declare independence.
Unconventional tactics using the natural surroundings as an advantage in combat, often hit and run, or ambush