Road to Revolution 5.3 & 5.4

  • Continental Congress meets

    Continental Congress meets
    -All colonies Georgia has representatives
    -voted to send a "statement of grievances"
    -Voted Boycotted all British Trade
  • 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
  • 1,000's of Redcoats in Boston

    1,000's of Redcoats in Boston
    General Gage brings thousands of British soldier 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 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 Ticonderoga

    Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
  • Second Continental Congress meet

    Second Continental Congress meet
  • 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
    -Realized men are disorganized & 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
  • 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 Indepenence is signed!

    The Declaration of Indepenence is signed!