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
General Gage brings thousands of British soldiers to Boston with more on the way.
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
Battle of lexington
- 1st battle of 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 Ticonderoga
Benedict Arnold &Ethan Allen capture the fort
Get all supplies in the fort including cannons
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
"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
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