Road To Revolution 5.3 & 5.4

  • Continental Congress meets

    Continental Congress meets
    All colonies 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.
  • 1000's of Redcoats in Boston

    1000's of Redcoats in Boston
    General Gage brings thousands of Britain 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.."
  • Battle of Lexington & Concord

    Battle of Lexington & Concord
    Battle of Lexington-
    1st battle of America Revolutionary War
    "shot heard round the world" -Ralph Waldo Emerson
    British Victory
    Battle of Concord-
    Americas stop British and force them to retreat back to Boston
    American Victory
  • Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

    Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
    Benedict Arnold & Ethen Allan capture the fort.
    Get all supplies in the fort including cannons.
    American Victory.
  • 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 Soldiers in response
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    Fought on Bree's hill.
    'Don't Fire until you see the Whites of their eyes" -William Presott
    British Victory (Americana ran out of ammuntion) British learn defeating Americans would NOT be easy.
  • 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.
    "Every thing that is right or responsible 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

    Washington believes his army is ready & weapons arrive.
    Washington puts cannon on Dorchester Heights overlooking Boston
    British retreat - American Victory
  • Second Continental Congress meet again

    Debate on declaring independence.
    Thomas Jefferson is the primary author of the document.
  • 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!