Lacking supplies, 5,700 british, german and loyalist forces under major general john burgoyne surrender to major general horatio gates in a turning point in the revolutionary war 1778 6 february: france recognises us independence.
Our revolutionary war timeline covers all the major events leading up to the war for independence, the battles and events of the war, and post-war events up to the ratification of the us constitution. Starting as a political upheaval of the thirteen colonies against the british empire, the american revolution led to the creation of the united states as an independent state but it was also an inspiration for social and political upheavals elsewhere, especially in europe.
American revolution, also called united states war of independence or american revolutionary war, (1775–83), insurrection by which 13 of great britain’s north american colonies won political independence and went on to form the united states of america.
Readers of other nations are encouraged to submit lists of their own nations' most important events this list takes a look at the 10 most seminal, historical, and influential events in the evolution of the united states of america history top 10 important events in us history flamehorse july 14, 2011 share 454 stumble 9k. American history and world history can be found at historycental- history's home on the web explore our complete time lines of major events in american history as well as world history research our special sections on diverse subjects ranging from presidential elections to naval history. A timeline of the events of the american revolution, from the french and indian war up through the drafting and ratification of the constitutuion may 15: british major andrew maxwell cedes fort granby, sc to patriot lieutenant colonel henry lee sept 3: the united states and great britain sign the treaty of paris nov 25: british troops.
Experience the revolution through its key events war breaks out: april 19, 1775 the first shots of the revolutionary war are fired at lexington and concord in massachusetts the news of the bloodshed rockets along the eastern seaboard, and thousands of volunteers converge on cambridge, mass in the first major action of the war.
American revolution the war of independence waged by the american colonies against britain influenced political ideas and revolutions around the globe, as a fledgling, largely disconnected nation won its freedom from the greatest military force of its time.