December 15, 2019
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=+-+=The Battle of Lexington and Concord=+-+= Aprill 19, 1765 This was the first battle of the Revolutionary War. British troops were marching to Concord to collect weapons and they were intercepted by minutemen. Spies sounded an alarm, and the towns were ready.
=+-+=The 7-Years War Start=+-+= May 17, 1756 In this war, France and Britain fought against each other, and Indians were on both sides. This impacted the Revolution because it gave the French a reason to fight against Britain.
=+-+=The Stamp Act=+-+= March 22, 1765 This was the first tax on the American Colonies. Up until now, the colonies could have whatever taxes they wanted. This tax was to recover some of the debt from the French and Indian War and it said that all paper goods had to have an official stamp on them that cost money.
=+-+=The Boston Massacre=+-+= March 5, 1770 This was an event at Boston that took place when a group of patriots started throwing snowballs and rocks into a crowd of British soldiers, who fired on the spot. The soldiers instantly killed five people and wounded three others, two who later died of their wounds.
=+-+=The Boston Tea Party=+-+= December 16, 1773 When the Tea Act was passed, the Americans wanted to be able to trade for whatever country they wanted. The Sons of Liberty decided to dress as Mohawks and dump 92,000 pounds of tea into the Boston Harbor. However, they made a point of not harming any of the crew,
=+-+=Benedict Arnold Betrays America=+-+= September 21, 1780 Benedict Arnold conspired with the British to surrender the fort at West Point, New York, that he commanded. He met up with John Andre on this date to discuss the plans. He told Andre to put the documents in his boot. Andre was captured, and Arnold died of gout many years later.
=+-+=Washington Crosses the Delaware=+-+= December 25, 1776 On December 25, Washington crossed the Delaware to mount a surprise attack against some Hessians on the other side. They had a victory, and it helped the Americans win the war.
=+-+=The End of the Battles of Saratoga=+-+= October 17, 1777 The Battles of Saratoga are known as the turning point of the war. This was where the Americans overpowered the British and the British suffered defeat. Britain's mindset changed now that they knew that they couldn't defeat America so easily.
=+-+=The Seige of Yorktown=+-+= October 17, 1781 This battle led to the Treaty of Paris that ended the Revolutionary War. After a few weeks under fire, the British surrendered. Both the Americans and the French ambushed the British to win.
=+-+=The Battle of Bunker Hill=+-+= June 17, 1775 This battle was fought on Breed's Hill during the Siege of Boston. The reason it is called the Battle of Bunker Hill is that at the time, the British were targeting Bunker Hill when in reality, they were not. This ended in a British victory, but it took a heavy toll on them too.
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