by: Daylan Bates
Boston tea party
initially referred to by John Adams as "the Destruction of the Tea in Boston was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, on December 16, 1773. They dressed as Indians so they could disguise themselves . They felt as if they were getting tricked into paying taxes with the cost of the tea.
Lexington and concord
The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. The first shots starting the revolution were fired at Lexington, Massachusetts. On April 18, 1775, British General Thomas Gage sent 700 soldiers to destroy guns and ammunition the colonists had stored in the town of Concord, just outside of Boston. They also planned to arrest Samuel Adams and John Hancock, two of the key leaders of the patriot movement.
Battle of saratoga
The Battles of Saratoga marked the climax of the Saratoga campaign giving a decisive victory to the Americans over the British in the American Revolutionary War. September 19, 1777 – October 7, 1777 . This battle was the turning point in the war.
Battle of yorktown
The Battle of Yorktown was a military conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in North America during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). The year and date that the Battle of Yorktown took place on Tuesday, October 09, 1781. The battlefield in which the British and American Forces fought during the Battle of Yorktown was located in Yorktown, Virginia. The Battle of Yorktown ended in victory for the American colonists. On October 19, 1781, the British laid down their arms and surrendered. The British army was decimated and the American Revolutionary war was virtually over.
The Boston Massacre was a street fight that occurred on March 5, 1770, between a "patriot" mob, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers. 5 colonists were killed and this led to a campaign by speech-writers to rouse the ire of the citizenry.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was one of the most celebrated of America's Founding Fathers, a man who enjoyed success as an inventor, scientist, printer, politician, and diplomat. He helped to draft both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.