Sugar actIndirect tax
Duties on molasses and sugar
Stamp ActTax on all paper products
Official stamp/seal on all paper items (proof tax was paid)
Purchased only with valuable silver coins
If didn’t purchase - fined or jailed
First Continental Congress MeetsAll colonies but Georgia have representatives.
Voted to send a "statement of grievances".
Voted to boycott all british trade.
Patric henry - VA rep. Urged colonists to unite against Britain.
1,000's of redcoats in BostonGeneral Gage brings thousands of brititch soldiers to boston with more on the way.
Midnight ride of paul ReverePaul Revere rided to warn the sons of liberty in lexington and concord that the"British are coming... The british are comeing.."
Battles of lexington & ConcordBattle of Lexing-
- 1st battle of American Revolutional War
-"shot heard round the world" -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Battle of Concord
- Americans Stop British and force them to retreat Back to boston
- AMERICAN Victory
Capture of Fort TiconderogaBenedic Arnold & Ethan Allen capture the fort
Get all supplies in the fort including cannons
Battle of bunker hillFought on breeds hill.
Dont fire until you see the whites of their eyes - willam prescott
British Victory( Americans ran out of ammo) British learn defeating Americans would not be easy.
Wahington arrives on outskirts of Boston with Continental troops.
- Realizes men are disorganized & need disipline.
- Need weapons.
Common sense published by Thomas paine-Pamphlet inspire more colonists ton become patriots
The blood od the slain.
British Surrender Boston-Washington believes his army is ready & weapons arrive
-Washington puts cannons on Dorchester Heights overlooking Boston
-British retreat- AMERICA Victory
second continental congress meet again-Debate on declaring independence
Thomas jefferson is the primary author of the document
Second continental Congress votes for IndependenceAll 13 colonies vote YES on declaring indepandance.