History Essay

388 words - 2 pages

American Revolution
Political

1775- May 2nd- The Americans gain support from King Louis XVI of France. France and Spain gave America $185,000 to buy munitions.
July 4th- Thomas Jefferson presents the Declaration of Independence. Meaning they gained independence from Great Britain.
1776-

1777-

1778- January 7th- Treaty of Armity and commerce. Another major turning point for America because it ended American isolations.
1779-

1780-
1781- Articles of Confederation went into effect providing legal framework for the first government of the United States.
1782-
1783- September 3rd- United States and Great Britain ...view middle of the document...

This event convinced France to enter the war.
1778-
1779-
1780- August 16th- Battle of Camden This battle was a British victory and it was here when Gates’s (American commander) reputation was destroyed. Three times more American men died.
1781- September 28th- October 19th- Siege of Yorktown This prove d to be the last major land battle of the war and it was a Franco-American victory
1782- November 10th- Battle of Fort Cumberland This was the final battle altogether of the Revolutionary War.
1783-

American Revolution
Culture
1775- Virginia planters organized minutemen companies- they put aside expensive officer uniforms and wore buckskin or homespun clothing
Because of the Quaker Act Catholicism religion was retained
1776- African Americans gained some opportunities- 25,000 of the 50,000 African Americans in the United States were enslaved
Britain grew a professional army- culturally they wanted to dominate-bravery
1777-
1778-
1779- Quaker slave owners freed 80% of their slaves
1780-
1781-
1782-
1783- Wanted to establish peace at last
Through 1775 and 1783 American upper class still seemed to own the same amount

American Revolution
Citation
http://www.history-timelines.org
http://www.ushistory.org
http://www.britishbattles.com
http://www.revolutionarywararchives.org
Paul Boyer, Clifford Clark Jr., Joseph Kett, Neal Salisbury, Harvard Sitkoff, Nancy Woloch, The Enduring Vision: Sixth Edition, (Bostiion) 161-199.

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