Fought on Breed's Hill.
"Don't Fire until you see the whites of their eyed"-William Perscott.
BRITISH Victory ( Americans ran out of ammunition ) British learn defeating Americans would NOT be easy.
1st Continental Congress Meets
All Colonies but g=Georgia send representatives
Voted to send "Statement of Grievences"
Voted to Boycott all British Trade
Patrick Henry Rep from VA urged colonists to unite against the British
Battles of Lexington & Concord
Battle of Lexington-
- 1st battle of the American Revolutionary war.
- ''Shot heard round the world'' -Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Battle of Concord-
- Americans Stop British and force them to retreat back to Boston.
Capture of Fort Ticanderoga
Benedict Arnold & Ethan Allen capture the fort.
Get all supplies in the fort including cannons.
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 Hessians Soldiers in response.
Washington arrives on outskirts of Boston with Continental troops
Realizes men are disorganized & need discipline.