American Revolution Jacqueline Russo Period 1

  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    The Sons of Liberty went to the Boston Harbor. They loaded three British ships and dumped forty-five tons of tea into the harbor.
  • Galloway's Plan

    Galloway's Plan
    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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 British surrendered
    The battles continued. Finally, the British surrendered at Yorktown.