American Revolutionary War

  1. Quebec Act June 22 1774.
  2. First Contintal Congress, September 5  1774 Philadelphia
  3. Dunmore’s War-Battle of Point Pleasant October 10 1774.

1774

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  1. American Revolution-The Parliament of Great Britain declares the Province of Massachusetts Bay to be in rebellion. February 9th 1775.
  2. American Revolution: Patrick Henry, a delegate to the Second Virginia Convention after the Virginia House of Burgesses was disbanded by the Royal Governor, delivers his “Give me liberty, or give me death!” speech at St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia. March 23 1775.
  3. American Revolution: Paul Revere and William Dawes, instructed by Dr. Joseph Warren, ride from Boston to Lexington to warn John Hancock and Sam Adams that British forces are coming to take them prisoner and to seize colonial weapons and ammunition in Concord. April 18
  4. American Revolution-Battles at Lexington and Concord April 19 1775
  5. Second Continental Congress May 10 1775
  6. American Revolution- Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold, leading the Green Mountain Boys of Vermont, capture Fort Ticonderoga.
  7. American Revolution- Battle off Fairhaven, the first naval engagement of the American Revolutionary War. May 14 1775.
  8. Battle of Machias. Second naval engagement of Revolutionary War. June 11 1775
  9. The British forces offer a pardon to all colonists who lay down their arms. June 12 1775
  10. Action by citizens of Machias, Maine, in capturing British ships recognises the existence of a United States Merchant Marine. June 12 1775
  11. American Revolution: The Continental Congress names George Washington as commander of the Continental Army. June 14
  12. Battle of Bunker Hill June 17 1775.
  13. George Washington takes command of Continetal Army. July 3 1775
  14. Olive Branch Petition July 5 1775.
  15. Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms July 6 1775.
  16. Second Contiental Congress July 26 1775.
  17. Siege of Fort St.Jean August 21 1775.
  18. Proclamation of Rebellion August 23 1775.
  19. Battle of Longue Pointe August 25 1775.
  20. Establishment of Continental Army October 13 1775.
  21. Burning of Falmouth October 19 1775.
  22. Continental Marines November 10 1775
  23. Battle of Montreal November 13 1775.
  24. Lord Dunmore’s Ethiopian regiment November 17 1775.
  25. Henry Knox goes to Cambridge Massachusetts December 5 1775.
  26. Battle of Great Bridge December 9 1775.
  27. Battle of Quebec December 31 1775.

1775

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  1. Burning of Norfolk. January 1 1776
  2. Common Sense published January 2 1776.
  3. Robert Cunningham sign a petition from prison agreeing to all demands for peace by the formed state government of South Carolina. January 20 1776
  4. Henry Knox comes to Cambride, Massachusetts January 24 1776.
  5. Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge. February 27 1776.
  6. Battle of Nassau. March 2 1776
  7. Battle of the Rice boats. March 3 1776.
  8. Capture of Dorchester Heights. March 4 1776.
  9. British leave Boston March 17 1776.
  10. Halifax Resolves April 12 1776.
  11. Rhode Island renounce King George III May 4 1776.
  12. Battle of the Cedars May 15- 24 1776.
  13. Richard Henry Lee’s proposal at Second Continental Congress June 7 1776.
  14. Battle of Trois-Rivéres June 8 1776.
  15. Declaration of Independence June 11 1776.
  16. Virginia Declaration of Rights June 12 1776.
  17. Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet June 29 1776.
  18. Lee Resolution July 2 1776.
  19. United States Declaration of Independence. July 4 1776.
  20. First Hessian troops August 15 1776.
  21. Battle of Long Island August 27 1776
  22. Invasion of Charokee Nation September 1 1776
  23. World’s first submarine attack September 7 1776.
  24. abortive peace conference between British and Americans September 11 1776
  25. Landings at Kip’s Bay September 15 1776.
  26. Battle of Valcour Island. October 11 1776
  27. Battle of Bell Points. Otober 15 1776
  28. Battle White Plains. October 18 1776
  29. Battle of Fort Washington. November 16 1776
  30. Battle of Fort Lee. November 20 1776
  31. Phi Beta Kappa Society. December 5 1776
  32. Marquis de Lafayette. December 7 1776
  33. North Carolina constitution. December 21 1776
  34. American Crisis. December 25 1776.
  35. Battle of Trenton. December 26 1776.

1776

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  1. Battle of Assunpink Creek 2 January 1777.
  2. Battle of Princeton January 3 1777.
  3. Vermont republic 15 January 1777.
  4. Battle of Bound Brook April 13 1777
  5. The Marquis de Lafayette lands near Georgetown, South Carolina, to help the Continental Congress train its army. June 13 1777.
  6. Stars and Stripes new flag June 14 1777.
  7. Siege of Fort Ticonderoga July 6 1777.
  8. Constutiton of Vermont abolish slavery July 8 1778.
  9. Battle of Oriskany August 6 1777.
  10. Battle of Benningon August 16 1777.
  11. Battle of Cooch Bridge September 3 1777.
  12. Battle of Brandywine September 11 1777.
  13. First Battle at Saratoga September 19.
  14. Occupation of Philadelphia September 26 1777.
  15. Battle at Germantown October 4 1777.
  16. Battle of Forts Clinton and Montgomery October 6 1777.
  17. Second Battle at Saratoga October 7 1777.
  18. Battle of Saratoga October 17 1777.
  19. Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation November 15 1777.
  20. Articles of Confederation sent for ratification November 17 1777.
  21. Continental Army winter quarters Valley Forge December 19 1777.

1777

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  1. South Carolina first to ratify Articles of Confederation February 5 1778.
  2. Treaty of Alliance and the Treaty of Amity and Commerce are signed by the United States and France February 6 1778.
  3. Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben arrives at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania and begins to train the American troops. February 23 1778.
  4. Benedict Arnold signs US oath of allegiance at Valley Forge May 30 1778.
  5. Battle of Monmouth June 28 1778.
  6. Wyoming Massacre July 3 1778.
  7. First Battle of Ushant July 27 1778.
  8. Siege of Rhode Island August 29 1778.
  9. Continental congress first US budget September 19.

1778

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  1. Claudius Smith is hanged at Goshen, Orange County, New York January 22 1779.
  2. dividing it and naming the northern portionWarren County (for Revolutionary War hero Joseph Warren) and the southern portion Franklin County (for Benjamin Franklin). The General Assembly also establishes Warrenton (also named for Joseph Warren) to be the county seat of Warren County and Louisburg (named for Louis XVI of France) to be the county seat of Franklin County. January 29 1779.
  3. Benedict Arnold is court-martialed for malfeasance in his treatment of government property. June 1 1779.
  4. Stony Point capture July 16 1779.
  5. Penobscot Expedition July 24 1779.
  6. Little Beard’s town burning September 15 1779.
  7. Battle of Flamborough Head September 23 1779.
  8. Fort Wilson Riot October 4 1779.

1779

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  1. Battle of Cape St. Vincent January 16 1780.
  2. Omicron Delta Omega February 29 1780.
  3. Lafayette embarks on French frigate Hermione at Rochefort, arriving in Boston on April 28 carrying the news that he has secured French men and ships to reinforce the American side in the American Revolutionary War.
  4. Cumberland Compact May 13 1780.
  5. New England’s Dark Day May 19 1780.
  6. Waxhaw Massacre May 29 1780.
  7. Battle of Springfield June 29 1780.
  8. French soldiers arrive in Newport, Rhode Island July 11 1780.
  9. Capture at Cape St. Vincent August 9 1780.
  10. Battle of Camden August 16 1780.
  11. Benedict Arnold and John André met September 21 1780.
  12. Benedict Arnold flees to New York September 25 1780.
  13. Hanging of John André October 2 1780.
  14. Battle of Kings’ Mountain October 7 1780.

1780

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  1. Virginia law gives Maryland right to ratify constitution January 2 1781.
  2. Capture of Sint Eustatius January 3 1781.
  3. Richmond, Virginia burning January 5 1781.
  4. Battle of Jersey January 6 1781.
  5. Battle of Cowpens January 17 1781.
  6. The Articles of Confederation are ratified by Maryland February 7 1781.
  7. The United States Continental Congress implements the Articles of Confederation, forming its Perpetual Union March 1 1781.
  8. Battle of Guildford Courthouse March 15 1781.
  9. Commission agrees to rebels terms June 4 1781.
  10. Skirmish at the House in the Horseshoe July 29 1781.
  11. Lord Cornwallis stopped from fleeing Chesapeake Bay August 30 1781.
  12. Battle of Chesapeake Bay September 5 1781.
  13. Battle of Groton Heights September 6 1781.
  14. Cornwallis is left behind September 10 1781.
  15. Siege of Yorktown September 28 1781.
  16. Cornwallis surrenders to George Washington October 19 1781.
  17. John Hanson is elected President of the Continental Congress. November 5 1781.
  18. Second Battle of Ushant December 12 1781.

1781

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  1. First American bank opens January 7 1782.
  2. Superintendent of Finance Robert Morris goes before the U.S. Congress to recommend establishment of a national mint and decimal coinage. January 15 1782.
  3. Gnadenhutten Massacre March 8 1782.
  4. Battles of the Saintes April 12 1782.
  5. John Adams secures recognition of the United States as an independent government by the Dutch Republic. April 19 1782.
  6. he bald eagle is chosen as the emblem of the United States of America. June 20 1782.
  7. Badge of Military Merit August 7 1782.
  8. Treaty of Paris November 30 1782.
  9. Action of 12 December 1782.

1782

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  1. The Kingdom of Great Britain acknowledges the independence of the United States of America Februar 3 1783.
  2. Britain formally declares that it will cease hostilities with the United States February 4 1783.
  3. The United States Continental Army’s Corps of Engineers is disbanded. February 26 1783.
  4. Last celebration of Massacre Day in Boston March 5 1783.
  5. The first United Empire Loyalists, fleeing the new United States March 18 1783.
  6. A Great Jubilee Day celebrating end of American Revolution held in Trumbull, Connecticut. May 26 1783.
  7. Grants of land to loyalists available in Canada July 16 1783.
  8. Peace of Paris September 3 1783.
  9. Dickson College September 9 1783.
  10. George Washington Farewell Adress November 2 1783.
  11. Last British troops leave New York November 25 1783.
  12. New Jersey earthquake November 29 1783.
  13. George Washington formally bids his officers farewell. December 4 1783.

1783

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