Road to Revolution 5.3 & 5.4

  • Continental Congress meets

  • 1,000's of Redcoats in Boston

    1,000's of Redcoats in Boston
  • 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 & Concrd

  • Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

  • The 2nd Continental congress meet

    The 2nd Continental congress meet
    print $$$
    set up post office
    Created continental army led by George Washington
    Sent Olive Branch petition asking King to protect their rights
    king hires 30,000 Hessians Soldiers in response
  • The Battle of Bunker Hill

    The 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
    BRITISH Victory
  • Washington arrives on outskirts of Boston with continental troops

    realizes 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
    "Every thing that is right or reasonable pleads for seperation. 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
    Washting puts 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 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