Road to Revolution 5.3 & 5.4

  • continental congress meets

    continental congress meets
    -all colonies but georgia has representatives
    -voted to send a "statement of grievances"
    -voted to boycott all britsh trade
  • 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 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
  • second continental congress meet

    second continental congress meet
    -print money (change from British pounds to american dollars)
    -set up post office
    -created continental army led by George Washington
    -sent Olive branch Petition asking King George lll to protect their rights
    -King hires 30,000 Hessians Soildiers in response
  • capture of fort ticonderoga

    capture of fort ticonderoga
    -Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen capture the fort
    -Americans capture much needed supplies and ammunition in the fort including cannons
    -AMERICAN victory
  • 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 defending 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 and need discipline
    -need weapons
  • "common sense" published by Thomas paine

    "common sense" published by Thomas paine
    -Pamphlet inspires more colonists to become patriots
    -"Everything that is right or reasonable pleads for separation. The blood of the slain,the weeping voice of nature cries, 'TIS TIME TO PART" -Thomas Paine, common sense
  • British surrender Boston

    British surrender Boston
    -Washington believes his army is ready and weapons arrive
    -Washington puts cannons on Dorchester Heights overlooking Boston
    -BRITSH 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
  • continental congress votes for independesecondnce

     continental congress votes for independesecondnce
    -all 13 colonies vote YES on declaring independence
  • The declaration of independence id signed

    The declaration of independence id signed