Road to relovtion

  • Midnight ride of Paul Revere

    Midnight ride of Paul Revere
    Paul reveres rides to warn the son's of liberty in Lexington and concord that the "British are coming... the British are coming"
  • Battle of Lexington & concord

    Battle of Lexington & concord
    -1st battle of American Revolutionary war
    - "shot heard round world "-Ralph waldo Emerson
    - British victory
    - Americans stop the British and force them to retreat back to Houston
  • Capture of fort Ticonderoga

    Capture of fort Ticonderoga
    Benedict Arnold & Ethan Allen capture the for
    get all supplies in the fort including cannons
    American victory
  • Second Continental congress meet

    Second Continental congress meet
    Print $$$$
    set up post office
    created Continental Army led by George washington
    sent oliva branch asking the king to protect their rights
    - king hires 30,000 hessians soldiers in reponse
  • Battle of Bunker hill

    Battle of Bunker hill
    Fought on breed's hill
    "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes"-William Prescott"
    British learn defeating Americans would not be easy
  • Washington arrives at Boston with Continental Troops

    Washington arrives at Boston with Continental Troops
    Realizes men disorganized & need discipline
    Need weapons
  • sugar act

    sugar act
    the sugar act became smugglers. they would take everybody's stuff.
    the sugar act made colonists very mad.
    Sugar Act, which lowered the tax on the molasses the colonists imported
  • stamp act

    stamp act
    -the stamp act was so important because they helped replenish their finances.
    -the stamp act raised money for Britian
  • declaring independence

    declaring independence
    -the parliament says it has power to make laws for the colonies.
    -the parliament passes this to save face.
    -jefferson agreed that he would do the writing for the great project.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    Taxes on glass, lead paint, paper, and tea
    searched for smuggling goods
    The son of liberty started to do violet acts
    - british soldiers arrive to protect the tax collection
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    passed in 1773 and allowed British east india company to sell tea directly to colonists
    - Lower Prices than colonists merchant
    - Tax tea cheaper than smuggling tea
    - Less smuggling = more tax money
  • Boston tea party

    Boston tea party
    Members of sons liberty dump over 340 chests of tea into Boston Harbor
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    Passed to punish Boston for tea party
    - Boston Harbor closed until tea paid for
    - Massachuttes Charter cancelled
  • First Continental congress meets

    First Continental congress meets
    All colonies but Gerogia have representatives Voted to send a "statement of grievances" voted to boycott all british trade
  • 1,000 redcoats

    1,000 redcoats
    General Gage brings thousands of British soldiers to Boston with more on the way
  • Common sense

    Common sense
    Pamphlet inspires more colonists to become patriots
    everything that is right or reasonable pleads for sepration. the blood of slain, the weeping voice of nature cries, "its time"
  • British Surrender Boston

    British Surrender Boston
    Washington believes his army is ready & weapons arrive
    Washington put cannons on Dorchester heights overlooking Boston
  • 2nd Continental Congress

    2nd Continental Congress
    Debate on declaring independence
    Thomas Jefferson is the primary author of the document
  • Votes independence

    Votes independence