Road to evolution 5.3 and 5.4

  • Continental congress meets

    Continental congress meets
    all colonies have representative except Georgia
    voted to send a state of grievances
    voted to boycott all British trades
  • 1,000´s of redcoats in Boston

    1,000´s of redcoats in Boston
    General Gage brings thousands of British solders 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¨
  • Battle of Lexington & Concord

    Battle of Lexington & Concord
    Battle of Lexington
    - 1st battle of american revolutionary war
    - ¨shot hear around the world¨ Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Battle of concord
    - Americans stop British and force them to retreat back to Boston
  • Capture of fort Ticonderoga

    Capture of fort Ticonderoga
    Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen capture the fort
    Americans capture much needed supplies and ammunition in the fort including cannons
    American victory
  • Second Continental Congress meet

    Second Continental Congress meet
  • Battle of Bunker hill

    Battle of Bunker hill
    fought on breed´s hill
    ¨Don´t fire until you see the whites of there eyes¨ William Prescott
    BRITISH Victory (Americans ran out of ammunition)
    British learn that defeating Americans would Not be easy
  • Washington arrives on outskirts of Boston with Continental troops

    Washington arrives on outskirts of Boston with Continental troops
  • ¨Common Sense¨ published by Thomas Paine

    ¨Common Sense¨ published by Thomas Paine
  • British Surrender Boston

    British Surrender Boston
  • Second Continental Congress meet again

    Second Continental Congress meet again
  • Second Continental Congress votes for independence

    Second Continental Congress votes for independence
  • The decloration of independence is signed

    The decloration of independence is signed