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American Revolutionary War
The American Revolutionary War , the American War of Independence, or simply the Revolutionary War, began as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen British colonies in North America, and ended in a global war between several European great powers.The war was the result of the political American Revolution...
Timeline of Events
1765
3.24.1765
American Revolutionary War: The Kingdom of Great Britain passes the Quartering Act that requires the Thirteen Colonies to house British troops.
1772
11.2.1772
American Revolutionary War: Samuel Adams and Joseph Warren form the first Committee of Correspondence.
1773
10.14.1773
Just before the beginning of the American Revolutionary War, several of the British East India Company's tea ships are set ablaze at the old seaport of Annapolis, Maryland.
1774
3.31.1774
American Revolutionary War: The Kingdom of Great Britain orders the port of Boston, Massachusetts closed pursuant to the Boston Port Act.
1775
2.9.1775
American Revolutionary War: The British Parliament declares Massachusetts in rebellion.
3.23.1775
American Revolutionary War: Patrick Henry delivers his speech – "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" – at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia.
4.19.1775
American Revolutionary War: The war begins with the battles of Lexington and Concord.
4.20.1775
American Revolutionary War: the Siege of Boston begins, following the battles at Lexington and Concord.
5.10.1775
American Revolutionary War: Fort Ticonderoga is captured by a small Colonial militia led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold.
5.17.1775
American Revolutionary War: the Continental Congress bans trade with Canada.
6.14.1775
American Revolutionary War: the Continental Army is established by the Continental Congress, marking the birth of the United States Army.
6.15.1775
American Revolutionary War: George Washington is appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental Army.
6.17.1775
American Revolutionary War: Battle of Bunker Hill
7.3.1775
American Revolutionary War: George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
10.28.1775
American Revolutionary War: A British proclamation forbids residents from leaving Boston.
11.13.1775
American Revolutionary War: Patriot revolutionary forces under Col. Ethan Allen attack Montreal, Quebec, defended by British General Guy Carleton.
12.31.1775
American Revolutionary War: Battle of Quebec: British forces repulse an attack by Continental Army General Richard Montgomery.
1776
3.4.1776
The American War of Independence: The Americans capture Dorchester Heights dominating the port of Boston, Massachusetts.
6.8.1776
American Revolutionary War: Battle of Trois-Rivières
6.28.1776
American Revolutionary War: Fort Moultrie is attacked during the Battle of Sullivan's Island; this event is commemorated in Carolina Day.
8.10.1776
American Revolutionary War: word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London.
9.10.1776
American Revolutionary War: Nathan Hale volunteers to spy for the Continental Army.
9.15.1776
American Revolutionary War: British forces land at Kip's Bay during the New York Campaign.
9.16.1776
American Revolutionary War: the Battle of Harlem Heights is fought.
11.16.1776
American Revolutionary War: Hessian mercenaries capture Fort Washington from the Patriots.
12.26.1776
American Revolutionary War: The British are defeated in the Battle of Trenton.
1777
1.2.1777
American Revolutionary War: American forces under the command of George Washington repulsed a British attack at the Battle of the Assunpink Creek near Trenton, New Jersey
1.15.1777
American Revolutionary War: New Connecticut (present day Vermont) declares its independence.
3.8.1777
Regiments from Ansbach and Bayreuth, sent to support Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, mutiny in the town of Ochsenfurt.
4.27.1777
American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Ridgefield: A British invasion force engages and defeats Continental Army regulars and militia irregulars at Ridgefield, Connecticut.
6.13.1777
American Revolutionary War: Marquis de Lafayette lands near Charleston, South Carolina, in order to help the Continental Congress to train its army.
7.6.1777
American Revolutionary War: Siege of Fort Ticonderoga (1777)|Siege of Fort Ticonderoga
7.7.1777
American Revolutionary War: Battle of Hubbardton.
8.16.1777
American Revolutionary War: The Americans led by General John Stark rout British and Brunswick troops under Friedrich Baum at the Battle of Bennington in Walloomsac, New York.
9.3.1777
American Revolutionary War: during the Battle of Cooch's Bridge, the Flag of the United States is flown in battle for the first time.
10.7.1777
American Revolutionary War: The Americans defeat the British in the Second Battle of Saratoga, also known as the Battle of Bemis Heights.
11.15.1777
American Revolutionary War: After 16 months of debate the Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation.
12.19.1777
American Revolutionary War: George Washington's Continental Army goes into winter quarters at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
1778
2.6.1778
American Revolutionary War: In Paris the Treaty of Alliance and the Treaty of Amity and Commerce are signed by the United States and France signaling official recognition of the new republic.
6.18.1778
American Revolutionary War: British troops abandon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.