Mrs.Browns class - Josh

  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    First Continental Website + PictureThe First Continental Congress met in Carpenter's hall (The house of the Pennsylvania Congress) from September 5 1774 - October 26 1774. They were elected by the people from 12 states (Georgia wasn't involved) to voice the Colonies greivences to the King and Parliament. The First Continental Congress is considered significant to history because this was the first time that the colonies left behind their distrust of each other to work together to further American goals.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    Lexington and Concord website + pictureTo put down the Colonies revolt, Britain planned to strike fast. First they would capture Colonial leaders in Lexington, then take gunpowder stored in Concord. However spies soon learned of the plan and people such as Paul Revere set off to warn the countryside of the coming attack. When they got to Lexington, a battle broke out that started the revolutionary war.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Second Continental Congress website + PictureAfter Concord life for the American people took a drastic turn for the worst. The Second Continental Congress began on May 10, 1775 after no response to the declaration of resolves sent to King George III.It was here that the congress started being a governemnt, establishing an army (Under George Washington's command), a currency and a post office to show their independence from Britian during the Revolutionary war. However,The Congress is most known for adopting the declaration of independence.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    battle of bunker hill info + pic With the beggining of the war, General Gage, the British Commander in Cheif, was blockaded in Boston by the American army. Plans were quickly made to break the Americans position. The Americans resisted the first two attacks, but retreated on the third. Britain would capture the hill at a terrible cost. The battle showed America that this wouldn't be an easy fight, and Britain to not underestimate USA.
  • Olive Branch Petition

    Olive Branch Petition
    Olive Branch Petition info + picture Although many Americans were angry at British treatment of them, many were unwilling to fully declare independence. As such, the Second Continental Congress sent a petition straight to the king telling him of thier abuse from Parliament and British officials hoping that he will make life easier for the colonists. Unfortunatly, the king would refuse the petition.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    info + pic The Declaration of Independence was a statement by the American Congress which announced that the colonies were at war with Britian and gave thier reasons for the revolution. This is regarded as one of the biggest events in American history, and is regarded as a major statement for human rights.