The Sons of Liberty went to the Boston Harbor. They loaded three British ships and dumped forty-five tons of tea into the harbor.
This was the first order for the First Continental Congress. The colonies up North were very concerned that the Colonies should make peace with Great Britain.
Lexington and Concord
The "redcoats" were going to Concord to search for weapons. The lights signaled the patriots that they were coming. Three riders raced off to warn people. One of the riders was a silversmith named Paul Revere.
The Second Continental Congress
Representatives from the thirteen colonies formed the Second Continental Congress. It's purpose is to be an emergency government throughout the war.
Battle of Bunker Hill
The British were planning on attacking Bunker Hill. The patriots sent 1600 men to set up fortifications to defend themselves, General Howe directed 2600 British soldiers up Breed's Hill.
Voting on Independence
Thomas Jefferson wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence. The Second Continental Congress voted for independence. John Hancock signed the document.
General George Washington
George Washington insisted for the Declaration of Independence to be read to his army. This would happen in New York.
Washington crossing the Delaware River
Washington and 2500 soldiers crossed the Delaware River in a snow storm. The British soldiers were sleeping so they killed over one hundred of them. No Americans were killed.
The Battle of Princeton
Washington directed his troops to the Battle of Princeton. Washington and his troops stayed strong and defeated the British again.
The British surrendered
The battles continued. Finally, the British surrendered at Yorktown.