Following given events of American Independence War in
19 April Battles of Lexington and Concord
First engagements of the Revolutionary War between British troops and the Minutemen, who had been warned of the attack by Paul Revere.
16 June Continental Congress appoints George Washington commander-in-chief of Continental Army; issued $2 million bills of credit to fund the army.
17 June Battle of Bunker Hill
The first major battle of the War of Independence. Sir William Howe dislodged William Prescott's forces overlooking Boston at a cost of 1054 British casualties to the Americans' 367.
5 July Olive-Brach Petition
Congress endorses a proposal asking for recognition of American rights, the ending of the Intolerable Acts in exchange for a cease fire. George III rejected the proposal and on 23 August 1773 declared the colonies to be in open rebellion.
9 January Thomas Paine's Common Sense published anonymously in Philadelphia
2 May France provides covert aid to the Americans
4 July Continental Congress issues the Declaration of Independence
Winter Invasion of Canada by Benedict Arnold
August - December Battles of Long Island and White Plains
British forces occupy New York after American defeats.
26 December Battle of Trenton, New Jersey, providing a boast to American morale.
2-3 January Battle of Princeton, New Jersey.
General Washington broke camp at Trenton to avoid a British advance, attacking the British rearguard and train near Princeton and then withdrawing to Morristown.
13 October British surrender of 5,700 troops at Saratoga.
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.
6 February France recognizes US Independence.
16 August US Defeat at battle of Camden
1 March Ratification of the Articles of Confederation
5 September Battle of the Capes, denying British reinforcements or evacuation.
18 October Surrender of British forces under Cornwallis at Yorktown.
5 March British Government authorizes peace negotiations.
3 September Treaty of Paris, formally ending the Revolutionary War