Road to Revolution 5.3 & 5.4

  • Continental Congress Meets

    Continental Congress Meets
  • 1,000's of Redcoats in Boston

    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

    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 and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and Concord
  • Capture of Fort Ticonderoga.

    Capture of Fort Ticonderoga.
    Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen capture the fort.
    Get all supplies in the fort including the cannons.
    AMERICAN Victory.
  • Second Continental Congress Meet.

    Second Continental Congress Meet.
    Print $$$$.
    Set up post office.
    Created Continental Army led by George Washington.
    Sent Olive Branch asking King to protect their right.
    - King hires 30,000 Hessians Soldier in response.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    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 ammo) British learn defeating Americans would not be easy.
  • Washington Arrives on Outskirts of Boston with Continental Troops.

    Washington Arrives on Outskirts of Boston with Continental Troops.
    Realizes men are disorganized and need discipline.
    Need weapons
  • "Common Sense" Published by Tomas Paine.

    Pamphlet inspires more colonists to become patriot.
    " Every thing that is right or reasonable plead 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 weapon arrives.
    Washington puts cannons on Dorchester Heights overlooking Boston 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 12/8 & 12/9 Practice Balancing Chemical Equations with Votes for Independence

    All 13 colonies vote YES on declaring independence.
  • The Declaration of Independence is Signed.