road to reveliton

Timeline created by stu.rushl
  • 1000's of redcoats in boston

    1000's of redcoats in boston
    General Gage brings thousands with more on the way
  • midnight ride of paul revere

    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 and Concord

    Battles  of Lexington and Concord
    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
    American Victory
  • Capture of fort tinconderoga

    Capture of fort tinconderoga
    Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen capture the fort.
    Get all supplies in the fort including cannons
    American Victory
  • Battle of bunker hill

    Battle of bunker hill
    -fought on breed's hill
    -"Don't fire in till you see the whites in 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

  • "common sense" published by Thomas paine

    -pamphlet inspires more colonists to become patriots
    -"every thing that is right or reasonable pleads for separation. the blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature,TIS TIME TO PART"- Thomas Paine, common sense
  • British surrender boston

    -Washington believes his army is ready & weapons arrive
    Washington puts cannons on dorchester Heights overlooking Boston
    British Retreat- American Victory
  • second continental Congress meet

    -print $$$$
    -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 soldiers in response
  • Second continental congress meet again

  • second continental Congress votes for independence

  • the Declaration of independence is signed

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    continental congress meets

    -all colonies but Georgia have representatives.
    -voted to send a "statement of grievances"
    - voted to boycott all British trade
    -Patrick Henry - VA rep. urged colonists to unite against Britain