1,000ś of Redcoats 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 the the ¨British are coming...The British are coming...¨
Battles of Lexington & ConcordBattle of Lexington- 1st battle of American Revolutionary War
Shot heard round the world- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Battle of Boston- Americans Stop British and force them to retreat back to Boston
Capture of Fort TiconderogaBenedict Arnold & Ethan Allen capture the fort
Americans capture much more needed supplies and ammunition in the fort including cannons
Second Continental Congress meetPrint Money
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 Hessian Soldiers in response
Washington arrives on outskirt of Boston with Continental troopsRealizes men are disorganized and need discipline
Common Sense published by Thomas PainePamphlet 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 BostonWashington believes his army is ready and weapons arrive
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 Congress votes for IndependenceAll 13 colonies vote YES on declaring independence.
The Declaration of Independence is signed
Continental Congress MeetsAll colonies but Georgia has representatives.
Voted to send a statement of grievances¨.
Voted to Boycott all British trade.