Road into Independance

  • First Continental Congress meets

    First Continental Congress  meets
    All colonists but Georgia have representatives voted to send a "statement of grievances" voted to Boycott all British Trade Patrick Henry- VA rep. urged colonists to unite against Britian
  • British Surrender Boston

    Washington believes his army is ready and weapons arrive
    Washington puts cannons on the Dorchester Heights overlooking Boston
    BRITISH retreat - AMERICAN Victory
  • 1,000's of Redcoats in Boston

    1,000's of Redcoats in Boston
    General Gage brings thousands of British soldiers to Boston with more on the way.
  • Midnight ride of Paul Revere

    Midnight ride of Paul Revere
    Paul Revere rides to warn the Sons of liberty in Lexington and Concord that the "British are coming... The British are coming..."
  • Battles of Lenxington and Concord

    Battles of Lenxington and Concord
    Battle of Lenxington-
    -1st battle of 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
    -AMERICAN victory
  • Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

    Benedict Arnold and Ethan allen capture the for
    Get all the supplies in the fort including cannons
    AMERICAN victory
  • Second Continental Congress meet

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

    fought on Breed's Hill Map
    "Don't Fire until you see the whites of their eyes" - William Prescott
    BRITISH victory(Americans ran out of ammunition) British learn defeating Americans would NOT be easy.
  • Washington arrives on outskirts of Boston with Continental troops

    Realizes men are disorganized and need discipline
    Need weapons
  • "Common Sense" publish by Thomas Paine

    Pamohlet inspires more colonists to become patriots
    "Everything that is right or reasonable pleads for seperation. The blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature cries'TIS TIMES TO PART" -Thomas Paine, Common Sense
  • Second Continental Congress meet again

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

    All 13 colonies vote YES on declaring independence
  • The Declaration of Independence is signed !