Road to Revolution 5.3 & 5.4

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In History
  • Continental Congress meets

    Continental Congress meets
    all colonist 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
  • 1,000's of redcoats in boston

    1,000's of redcoats in boston
    General Gage brings thousands of British soldiers to Boston 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 & Concord

    Battles of Lexington & Concord
    Battle of Lexington-
    - 1st battle of American Revolution War
    - "Shot heard around 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 Ticonderoga

    Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
    Benedict Arnold & Ethan Allen capture the fort
    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 Olive Branch asking King to protect their rights
    - King hires 30,000 Hessian's Soldiers i n response
  • 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 Victory ( Americans ran out of ammunition ) British learn defeating Americans would NOT be easy
  • Washington arrives on outskirts of Boston with Continental troops

    Washington arrives on outskirts of Boston with Continental troops
    Realizes men are disorganized & need discipline
    need weapons
  • "Common sense" published by Thomas Pain

    "Common sense" published by Thomas Pain
    Pamphlet inspires more colonist to become patriots
    "Every thing that is right or reasonable pleads for separation.The blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature cries,TIS TIME TO PAR"T Thomas Pain, common sense
  • British surrender Boston

    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 again

    Second Continental Congress meet again
    Debate on declaring independence
    Thomas Jefferson is the primary author of the document
  • Second Continental Congress Votes for independence

    Second Continental Congress Votes for independence
  • The Declaration of independence is signed!

    The Declaration of independence is signed!