3 Timeline: Battle of Bunker Hill

For our Little Ones On June 17, 1775, early in the Revolutionary War (1775-83), the British defeated (British won) the Americans at the Battle of Bunker Hill in Massachusetts. Despite their loss, the inexperienced colonial forces inflicted significant casualties against the enemy, and the battle provided them with an important confidence boost. Although commonly referred … Continue reading 3 Timeline: Battle of Bunker Hill

3 Timeline: The First Continental…

1774  The First Continental Congress drafts "Declaration of Rights and Grievances" For our Little Ones:  The British Parliament (much like our Congress) enacted taxes on the Colonists that were excessive.  There were called the Coercive Acts.  Patrick Henry, George Washington, John Adams, and other met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  (do you remember who named Pennsylvania?) wrote … Continue reading 3 Timeline: The First Continental…

1 Timeline: War of Spanish Succession or Queen Anne’s War

For our little ones:  This was a war that started when the powerful Spanish king died and left no one to take his place.  Several countries like England, Austria, and France decided to try to gain Spain's land for themselves.  The war spread to America.  In the end, the Treaty of Utrect in 1714 balanced … Continue reading 1 Timeline: War of Spanish Succession or Queen Anne’s War

1 Timeline: Frederick II, “the Great”

For Our Little Ones: Frederick the Great was a military man who sometimes did not keep his agreements.  He grew his country, Prussia.  Prussia is modern-day expanded Germany, west of Russia.  He was also influenced by the Enlightenment Period.  He commissioned Johann Bach to play music for him and he expanded Prussia. Resources: Videos: Frederick … Continue reading 1 Timeline: Frederick II, “the Great”