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.
1778- January 7th- Treaty of Armity and commerce. Another major turning point for America because it ended American isolations.
1781- Articles of Confederation went into effect providing legal framework for the first government of the United States.
1783- September 3rd- United States and Great Britain ...view middle of the document...
This event convinced France to enter the war.
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.
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
1779- Quaker slave owners freed 80% of their slaves
1783- Wanted to establish peace at last
Through 1775 and 1783 American upper class still seemed to own the same amount
Paul Boyer, Clifford Clark Jr., Joseph Kett, Neal Salisbury, Harvard Sitkoff, Nancy Woloch, The Enduring Vision: Sixth Edition, (Bostiion) 161-199.