The American News Herald

Boston Tea Party

On May 10,1773 the Tea Act was put into place. This angered many of the patriots. Tired and sick of getting told what to do by a country thousands miles over the water, on December 16, 1773, the Sons of Liberty tossed several tons of tea into the Boston Harbor. This angered the British. The wasting of tea was just a big "NO NO!" The Bostonians have a lot of repercussions thanks to this crazy act.

Lexington and Concord

The first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. It began April 19, 1775. The first shot was called the "Shot heard around the world." The fight was in between Great Britain and the thirteen colonies. Many colonist that fought were not trained; some just grabbed their musket and fought.

Battle of Yorktown

On October 19, 1781 the war was finally won. The colonist defeated the British in battle. The colonist were led by General George Washington. The British were lead by General Charles Cornwallis. The French also aided in this battle and was led by the Comte de Rochambeau.