Create an account
Battles of Lexington and Concord
1775, the first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired. Colonists were shot down in classic European style battle.
Battle of Bunker Hill
1775, First major battle of the war. Lowered British moral and will to fight after colonists were able to hold their own for a long time.
Battle of Long Island
1776, New York City falls to the British with heavy loss from the Continental Army.
Battle of Saratoga
1777, Convinced the French to formally ally with the colonies, giving the colonies an edge because they were now economically and militarily backed.
Battle of Yorktown
1781, Last major battle of the Revolution. Cornwallis surrenders after a maritime victory by the Americans and their French allies. The maritime victory threatened British national homeland security concerns.
Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.
Having trouble? Click here for help.
We can’t access your microphone!
Click the icon above to update your browser permissions and try again
Reload the page to try again!Reload
Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom
Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom
It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.
Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.
For more help, see our troubleshooting page.
Your microphone is muted
For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.
Star this term
You can study starred terms together