Road to Revolution 5.3 & 5.4

  • continental congress meets

    all the 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
  • 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

    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

    battle of Lexington
    1st battle of the 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

    Benedict Arnold & Ethan Allen capture the fort
    Get all supplies in the fort including cannons
    AMERICAN victory
  • Second Continental Congress meet

    print money
    set up post office
    created continental army led by George Washington
    sent olive branch asking king to protect their rights
    king hires 30,000 hessians soldiers in response
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    fought on Breed's Hill map
    "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes" -William Prescott
    BRITISH Victory (Americans ran out of ammunition) British learned defeating Americans would NOT be easy
  • Washington arrives on outskirts of Boston with Continental troops

    realizes me are disorganized and need discipline
    need weapons
  • "Common Sense" published by Thomas Paine

    pamphlet inspires more colonists to become patriots
    "every thing 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

    Washington believes his army is ready and weapons arrive
    Washington puts his cannons 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 argument
  • Second Continental Congress votes for Independence

    all 13 colonies vote YES on declaring independence
  • The Declaration of independence is signed