Early American Wars

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  • Benedict Arnold turns traitor

     Benedict Arnold turns traitor
    Arnold switches sides and fights for the British. He becomes most known traitor. Yet Arnold never received the recognition he thought he deserved.
  • The Battle of Lexington and Concord

    The Battle of Lexington and Concord
    This battle kicked off the Revolutionary war that lasted from 1775 to 1783.Tensions had been building for many years between residents of the 13 American colonies and the British authorities, particularly in Massachusetts. The significance of the conflict was that victory against the British was unexpected and provided the Colonists with the confidence and belief in their ability to win further victories.
  • The Winter at Valley Forge

    The Winter at Valley Forge
    The American army stationed at Valley Forge. Of the 11,000 soldiers stationed here hundreds of them died from disease and hypothermia. The suffering troops were held together by George Washington who stayed with his troops.
  • The Battle of Cowpens

    The Battle of Cowpens
    This battle was fought near Cowpens, South Carolina. After losing many battles the Continental Army defeats British at Cowpens. This victory forced the British Army to retreat.
  • The USS Constitution defeats the HMS Guerriere

    The USS Constitution defeats the HMS Guerriere
    an action between the two ships during the War of 1812, approximately 400 miles southeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
    This took place not long after war broke out.
  • The Battle of Baltimore

    The Battle of Baltimore
    A combined land and naval battle fought between the United Kingdom and the United States during the War of 1812.
    This battle is important because it helped end the war of 1812 and show the British that we could with stand their attacks.
  • Battle of the Alamo

    Battle of the Alamo
    This battle was fought between the Republic of Texas and Mexico.
    This is an important battle in Texan history and they say it has great significance because it shows their struggle for independence. This battle lasted 13 days.
  • Mexico loses California, New Mexico, and Arizona

    This ended the war between the US and Mexico. Mexico ceded 55 percent of its territory, including parts of present-day Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Nevada, and Utah, to the United States.
  • Abraham Lincoln Elected President

    Abraham Lincoln Elected President
    His election served as the immediate impetus for the outbreak of the Civil War. After being sworn in as president, Lincoln refused to accept any resolution that would result in Southern secession from the Union. He was assassinated during his presidency.
  • South Carolina secedes from the United States

     South Carolina secedes from the United States
    South Carolina became the first slave state in the south to declare that it had seceded from the United States. James Buchanan declared the ordinance illegal but did not act to stop it. The Republicans were a new party, and Lincoln was the first to be elected president.
  • The First Battle of Bull Run

    The First Battle of Bull Run
    The engagement began when about 35,000 Union troops marched from the federal capital in Washington, D.C. to strike a Confederate force of 20,000 along a small river known as Bull Run. It is very important as a confederate victory as it costed 3000 union soldiers and less than 2000 confederate ones.
  • The Battle of Gettysburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg
    This battle was fought over 3 very hot summer days. It was a Union victory that stopped Confederate General Robert E. Lee's second invasion of the North. More than 50,000 men fell as casualties during the 3-day battle, making it the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War. It is know as a turning point in the war.
  • The Treaty at Appomattox Courthouse

    The Treaty at Appomattox Courthouse
    The Army of Northern Virginia would surrender their arms, return home, and agree “not to take up arms against the Government of the United States. This was after the last battle of the war which was fought in Appomattox.
  • The Sinking of the USS Maine

    The Sinking of the USS Maine
    Maine was sent to Havana Harbor to protect U.S. interests during the Cuban War of Independence.
    This explosion and sinking killed 3/4 of the crew aboard.
  • The adoption of the Star Spangled Banner as the National Anthem

    The adoption of the Star Spangled Banner as the National Anthem
    Key was inspired by the large American flag, the Star-Spangled Banner, flying above the fort before the American victory.
    President Herbert Hoover signed making it the national anthem.
  • Battle of the Philippines

    Battle of the Philippines
    The united states scored a major victory at this battle. On June 19, 1944, in what would become known as the “Marianas Turkey Shoot,” U.S. carrier-based fighters decimate the Japanese Fleet with only a minimum of losses in the Battle of the Philippine.