American revolution- based on George Washington
The first shots were fired in Lexington in 1775
The British fought through to Concord but were pushed back to Boston
Around 300 'Redcoats' were killed
Battle of bunker hill - the first major battle fought
Boston- Washington forced the British out of Boston
Canada - he then ordered the invasion of Canada but it failed
New York - he failed to hold New York
Trenton - Washington crossed the Delaware River at night on Christmas Day and he defeated the British
Princeton - he next surprised them in early 1777 and won
Saratoga- general Horatio Gates forced the British to surrender
Philadelphia - just before the winter of 1777 Washington failed to stop the British capturing Philadelphia- the capital
Yorktown - final battle
Winter of 1777- valley forge
The Americans spent the winter in Valley Forge.
The British wintered in Philadelphia, where they had parties and gambled.
The American Army was in a bad way, disease and desertion meant the numbers and morale were low.
Washington stayed with his troops and he spent the winter training the men, with the help of a Prussian officer - Von Steuben.
With the newly trained American Army and help from the Spanish, Dutch and French the war turned in America's favour.
Washington defeated General Cronwallis (British Leader) at Yorktown on 19 October 1781.
The war was over. The British signed the Treaty of Paris in 1783', America was now independent.