Road to independents

  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Fought on Greed's hill map
    "Don't fire until you see the white of their eyes"-william Prescott
    British Victory(Amermaica ran out of ammounition) Britsh learn defeating Americans would NOT be easy.
  • First contnintal Congress meets

  • 1000s of redcoats in Boston

    1000s of redcoats in Boston
    General Gage brings thousands of British soldiers to Boston with more on the way.
  • The midnight ride of paul revere

    The 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 lexington

    Battles of lexington
    Battle of lexington
    - 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
    -America victory
  • capture of Fort Ticonderoga

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

    *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 & in need of discipline
    *Need weapons
  • "Common Sense" published by Thomas Paine

    *pamphlet inspires more colonist to become patriots
    *"Every thing that is right or reasonable pleads for separation. The blood of the stain, the weeping voice of nature cries, 'TIS TIME TO PART'

    -Thomas Paine, Common Sense
  • Britsh surrender Boston

    *Washington puts cannons on Dorchester Heights overlooking Boston
    *BRITISH retreats
    -American Victory
  • 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 the decloration of indepentence
  • The Decloration of independents was signed