Rhode To revolution

Timeline created by rondokellyjr
In History
  • 1,776 BCE

    "Common Sense" published by Thomas Paine

    Pamphlet inspires more colonist to become patriots
    "Every thing that is right of reasonable pleads for separation. The blood of the stain, the weeping voice of nature cries, 'TIS TIME TO PART" -Thomas Paine, common sense
  • Continental Congress meets

    -All colonies but Georgia have representatives
    -Voted to send a “statement of grievances”
    -Voted to Boycott all british trade
    -Patrick Henry - Va rep. Urged colonist to unite against Britain
  • Battle Of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington -
    -1st battle of the American Revolutionary War
    "shot heard round the world" -Ralph Waldo Emerson
    -BRITISH Victory
    Battle Of concord -
    -Americans stop British and force them to retreat back to Boston
    Americn Victory
  • Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

    Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen capture the fort
    Get all supplies in the fort including cannons
    American Victory
  • Second Continental Congress meet

    Print money
    Set up post office
    Created Continental Army led by George Washington
    Sent Olive Branch asking king to protect their rights
    -King hires 30,000 Hessian Soldiers in response
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Fought on Breed;s Hill
    "Dont fire until you see the whiteness of there eyes
    William Prescott.
    BRITISH Victory (Americans ran out of ammunition) British learn defeating Americans would NOT be easy
  • Washington on outskirts of Boston with Continental troops

    Realizes men are disorganized and need discipline
    Need weapons
  • British Surrender Boston

    Washington Belives his army is ready and weapons arrive
    Washington puts cannons on Dorchester Heights overlooming boston
    British retreat
  • Second Continental Congress meet again

    Debate on declaring independence
    Thomas Jefferson is the primary author of the document
  • Second Continental Congress votes for independence

  • The Decaration of Independence