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8.8: Chronology

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  • The following chronology is a list of important dates and events associated with this chapter.



    1775 Fort Ticonderoga captured by Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys; Battle of Bunker/Breeds Hill; Second Continental Congress convened; Olive Branch Petition Presented to George III
    1776 Common Sense published;Declaration of Independence adopted by Second Continental Congress;Battle of Long Island/Brooklyn Heights; Battle of Trenton
    1777 Second Battle of Trenton; Battle of Princeton; British occupy Philadelphia; Battles of Saratoga; Surrender of British army under General Burgoyne; Articles of Confederation adopted by Second Continental Congress; Continental Army wintered at Valley Forge
    1778 Treaty of Alliance signed with France; British occupation of Philadelphia ended
    1780 Battle of Charleston; American General Benjamin Lincoln surrendered to the British
    1781 Articles of Confederation ratified; Battle of Cowpens; Battle of Guilford Court House; British surrendered at Yorktown
    1782 British government officially recognized American independence
    1783 Treaty of Paris brought an end to the American Revolutionary War
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