On this day in 1770 - Boston Massacre (or the Incident on King Street), British soldiers kill 5 men in a crowd throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks at them. Galvanized anti-British…

On this day in 1770 - Boston Massacre (or the Incident on King Street), British soldiers kill 5 men in a crowd throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks at them. Galvanized anti-British…

Intolerable Acts. The Intolerable Acts were the American Patriots' term for a series of punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea party. They were meant to punish the Massachusetts colonists for their defiance in throwing a large tea shipment into Boston harbor. Leading up to the american revolution.

Intolerable Acts. The Intolerable Acts were the American Patriots' term for a series of punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea party. They were meant to punish the Massachusetts colonists for their defiance in throwing a large tea shipment into Boston harbor. Leading up to the american revolution.

Hessians were 30,000 German troops hired by the British to help fight during the American Revolution. They gained this name from German state of Hesse. Hessians made up a quarter of all British soldiers sent to America.

Hessians were 30,000 German troops hired by the British to help fight during the American Revolution. They gained this name from German state of Hesse. Hessians made up a quarter of all British soldiers sent to America.

The Battle of Saratoga was the turning point of the war. British surrenders to Colonial forces led by Horatio Gates.

The Battle of Saratoga was the turning point of the war. British surrenders to Colonial forces led by Horatio Gates.

Also known as the Seven Years’ War, this New World conflict marked another chapter in the long imperial struggle between Britain and France. When France’s expansion into the Ohio River valley brought repeated conflict with the claims of the British colonies, a series of battles led to the official British declaration of war in 1756. Boosted by the financing of future Prime Minister William Pitt, the British turned the tide with victories at Louisbourg,

Also known as the Seven Years’ War, this New World conflict marked another chapter in the long imperial struggle between Britain and France. When France’s expansion into the Ohio River valley brought repeated conflict with the claims of the British colonies, a series of battles led to the official British declaration of war in 1756. Boosted by the financing of future Prime Minister William Pitt, the British turned the tide with victories at Louisbourg,

The battle of Saratoga, August- October 1777. The British are harrassed by colonial guerilla force and end up stretching their supply lines. Significance: Saratoga is considered the turning point of the war.

The battle of Saratoga, August- October 1777. The British are harrassed by colonial guerilla force and end up stretching their supply lines. Significance: Saratoga is considered the turning point of the war.

American Revolution : The Battle of Yorktown - American troops storming the redoubt. Feidt Wysong, my Great Grandfather was in this one and was present when General Washington accepted Lord Cornwallis' sword as a gesture of defeat and surrender.

Nathan Hale. No testimony could be stronger against him than the papers on his person. He was not there to prevaricate, and he told them his rank and name. There was no trial, and Howe at once ordered that he should be hanged the next morning. He was to be hanged by William Cunningham, the Provost-Major, a man whose brutality, through the war disgraced the British army. It is a satisfaction to know that Cunningham was hanged for his deserts in England, not many years after.

Nathan Hale. No testimony could be stronger against him than the papers on his person. He was not there to prevaricate, and he told them his rank and name. There was no trial, and Howe at once ordered that he should be hanged the next morning. He was to be hanged by William Cunningham, the Provost-Major, a man whose brutality, through the war disgraced the British army. It is a satisfaction to know that Cunningham was hanged for his deserts in England, not many years after.

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