Sugar Act of 1764Indirect tax (out of sight = out of mind)
Duties on molasses and sugar
Colonists vs British TroopsMarch 5 1770:soldier strikes colonists
First Continental congress meets/ All colonies but Georgia have represents
/ Vote d to send a "statement of grievances"
/ Voted to boycott all British Trade
/ Patrick Henry - VA rep. Urged colonists to unite against Britain
1,000's of redcosts in bostonGeneral Gage brings thousands of British soldiers to Boston with more on the way.
Midnight ride of Paul ReverePaul Revere rides to warn the sons of Liberty in Lexington and Concord that the British are coming... The British.."
Battles of Lexington and ConcordBattle of Lexington
1st battle of America Revolutionary war
shot heard round the world" -Ralph Waldo Emerson
-Battle of Concord -
_ Americans stop British and force them to retreat back Boston
Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
- Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen capture the fort
- Get all supplies in the fort including cannons AMERICAN Victory
The Second Continental Congress meeting
- created the Congenital army
- printed on money
- handling relationships with natives
- set up post office
- sent an olive branch asking the King to protect their rights
- hires 30,000 hessian Soldiers in response
Battle of Bunker Hillfought on Breed's Hill
Don't fire until you see the white's of their 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 troopsRealizes men are disorganized and need discipline
"Common Sense" published by Thomas painpamphlet inspires more colonists to become patriots "Every thing that is right or reasonable pleads for separation, The blood of slain. the weeping voice of nature cries, 'TIS TIME TO PART" - Thomas Paine, Common sense
British Surrender BostonWashington believes his army is ready and weapons arrives
Washington puts cannons on Dorchester Heights overlooking Boston
BRITISH retreat - AMERICAN Victory
Second continental congress meet againDebate on declaring independence
Thomas Jefferson is the primary author of the document
Second Continental votes for IndependenceAll 13 colonies vote YES on declaring independence
The declaration of Independence is singedfireworks go off