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Road to Revolution 5.3 & 5.4

  • Continental Congress meets

    Continental Congress meets
  • 1000's of Redcoats in Boston

    1000'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 "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
  • 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
  • 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 III to protect their rights
    -Long hires 30,000 Hessian's Soldiers in 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

    -Realizes men are disorganization and needed 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 voiceof nature cries, 'TIS TIME TO PART" - Thomas Paine, Common Sense
  • British Surrender Boston

    -Washington believes his army is ready and 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
    -all 13 colonies vote YES on declaring independence
  • The declaration of Independence is signed!

    The declaration of Independence is signed!