The Complete History of US Wars 1700-2004 (2004): S01E02 – The Revolutionary War


Introduction

A documentary series featuring all the US military engagements during the period of 1700-2004.

Outline

After the colonists had to deal with the Native Americans, and then the French, their most formidable opponent would become their former homeland, England.

  • 1775 – The Battle of Lexington and Concord (00:02:22). Concord and Lexington started the Revolutionary War, after Paul Revere’s ride, a heroic act of the American Revolution.
  • 1775 – George Washington Takes Command of the Continental Army (00:02:37). George Washington was appointed leader of the Continental Army, while the Battle of Bunker Hill became the first full scale military battle of the Revolutionary War at the beginning of the American Revolution.
  • 1776 – Washington Crosses the Delaware (00:03:41). Washington crosses the Delaware in 1776 establishing George Washington as a true hero and leader during the Revolutionary War, while the importance of the American Revolution is written about by Thomas Paine.
  • 1777 – Second Battle of Saratoga (00:03:31). The Colonies’ Revolutionary War turns around at the Battle of Saratoga, beginning the march to a successful American Revolution built on the backbone of the colonial militia.
  • 1777 – John Paul Jones Sets Sail (00:02:04). John Paul Jones fought for the Revolutionary war and helped to make the American Revolution successful by showing the American Navy could fight.
  • 1777 – The Winter at Valley Forge (00:02:37). From the darkest days of Valley Forge in the second year of the Revolutionary War, the American Revolution and its military leaders like George Washington and Baron Frederick Von Steuben, as well as heroines like Mary Ludwig Hayes – Molly Pitcher – never gave up on the ideal of freedom and as a result, battles like the Battle of Monmouth would be won by the colonies.
  • 1778 – George Rogers Clark Captures Kaskaskia (00:04:03). George Rogers Clark during the American Revolution, the Revolutionary War, led an attack on Kaskaskia at the bidding of Patrick Henry, in order to secure the Old Northwest Territory for the colonies.
  • 1781 – Siege of Yorktown (00:03:21). Yorktown ended the Revolutionary War, but only after military leaders of the American Revolution, under the command of George Washington, defeated the British at Cowpens, and sent British general Lord Cornwallis into retreat to Virginia.

The Complete History of US Wars 1700-2004 Series

You can find a full index and overview of The Complete History of US Wars 1700-2004 here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 06 December 2004.
  • Running Time: 27 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: PG.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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