Battle of Lexington -
- 1st battle of American the world revolutionary war
-"shot heard round the world"-Ralph waldo emerson
Battle of Concord-
-Americans Stop British and force them to retreat back to Boston
second continental congress meet
-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 solders in response
1,000s Of Redcoats In Boston
General Gage brings thousands of British soldiers to Boston with more on the way.
second continetal congress votes for independence
-all 13 colonies vote yes on declaring independence
First Continental Congress Meets
all colonies but Georgia have representatives voted to boycott all British trade Patrick Henry va rep.urged colonist unite against Britain.
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.."
Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
Benedict Arnold and ethan allen capture the fort
get all supplies in the fort including cannons american victory
Battle Of Bunker Hill
fought on breeds hill
"don't fire until you see the withes of there 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
"common sense" published by thomas paine
-pamphlet inspires more colonist to become patriots
-'Everything that is right or reasonable pleads for sparation,"
-The blood slain,the weeping voice of nature cries,'
TIS TIME TO PART"-Thomas Paine,common SENSE
british surrender boston
-Washington believes his army is ready and weapons arrive
-Washington puts cannons on dorchester heights -overlooking Boston
- British retreat-American victory
second continental congress meet again
-debate on declaring independence
- Thomas jefferson is the primary author of the document