American Revolution

Tyler Drew

Boston Massacre

An horrible incident occurred on March 5, 1770 in Boston. A mob of demonstrators gathered in the streets of Boston to show their dislike of the amount of British soldiers in Boston. The demonstrators were throwing anything that they found, like snowballs or rocks, at the British soldiers. From the attacks, the British soldiers open fired onto the people killing five people. The Soldiers that were involved in the shooting went to trail, and were acquittal and soon after released.

Boston Tea Party

The protest occurred on December 16, 1773 in the Boston Harbor. The tea party was to protest against the recent tea tax that England imposed. The Boston Tea party was led by the Sons of Liberty. Many of the protesters dressed as Indians to not be caught by British soldiers. They climbed onto the ships that which had tea and took them over to dump all the tea into the harbor.

Lexingtion and Concord

On April 19, 1775 at Lexington and Concord, battles between the British and militiamen broke out. The first shots were fired in Lexington at sunrise that day, the militiamen were heavy outnumbered and fell back. At Concord, there were 400 militiamen and 100 British troops that fought with both sides taking causalities. The battles marked the start of the American Revolution with the British fighting against the colonists.

Different factions in the Revolution

As the revolution continues on, the colonists in the are split into three different factions. The first group is the Patriots, they are the people who wants to see America be liberated from England. Then there is the Loyalist, who are loyal to the crown wants the colonies to stay with Britain. Finally there are the colonist who are neutral, they are not on any side and do not want to be involved in the war. These three factions make up about one third of the population of the colonies.

Battle of Saratoga

On September 18 and October 7, 1777, the battles of Saratoga was a big turning point for the American revolutionaries. British troops led by General John Burgoyne, were ambushed by American forces in New York. There were two battles that took place, eighteen days apart, that were losses for the British troops. Soon after, the British troops surrenders to the Americans, giving them an huge victory.

Battle of Yorktown

On October 19, 1781 at Yorktown, Virginia, the Battle of Yorktown was the final battle of the American Revolution. It was a victory by the combined forces of the American Army and French Army, led by General George Washington. It ended with British forces led by General Cornwallis, surrendering and having Cornwallis captured with his army. With Cornwallis captured, it got the British government to negotiate to end the war.