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Road to Revolution 5.3 & 5.4

  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    Three ships loaded with tea arrived in the Boston Harbor, from the East Indian Company. Then the governor ordered for the tea to be unloaded from the boat. Then, at around midnight, The Sons of Liberty had dressed up as native Americans, and proceeded to dump,and spill 342 chest of tea overboard into the Boston Harbor. Following that, it was later called " The Boston Tea Party." In the end, The British Parliament Passed a series of laws called the Coercive Acts.
  • Continental congress

    Continental congress
    Every colony accept Georgia have representatives.

    the representatives voted to send a “ statement of grievances.”
    The representatives also voted to boycott all British trade.
    Patrick Henry(representative) encouraged colonist to unite against Britain.
  • Paul Revere's Midnight ride

    Paul Revere's Midnight ride
    On April 18 1775 a protest leader named Dr. Joseph Warren walked through Boston to look for abnormal activity, and saw British soldiers marching out of Boston. Warren alerted paul revere and William Dawes (Member of the sons on liberty) to tell the people of Lexington and concord The famous quote " The British are coming." Than after hearing it Samuel Adams said,"What a glorious morning this is!" Later, Revere and Dawes were captured by the British. After,Samuel Prescott spread word to Concord.
  • Battle of Lexington

    Battle of Lexington
    The battle of Lexington was the first battle in the American revolution. Then, when an unknown soldier fired Ralph waldo emerson called it the “Shot heard around the world." In the end the British beat the Patriots(colonists.) For a British victory.
  • The battle of Concord

    The battle of Concord
    After the Battle of Lexington, the British moved on to Concord. Some British people stayed back, and burned weapons. While The other group of British people went on, they ran into a group of Minutemen. After a short battle, The British lost, and began to make their way back to Boston. On their way to Boston, The Colonist hid behind trees and fired at the British. Once the British got back to Boston, they found out that there were 174 wounded and 73 were dead. So in conclusion the Colonist won.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    After The battle of Lexington and concord more people joined the colonial Militia, making it around 20,000 people.On June 16th 1775 commander William Prescott ,and his men set up at Bunker and Breed's Hill. When the war started, the British ran up the hill. Commander William Prescott made the order "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes." The British charged the mountain for the 3rd time after being knocked down twice. In conclusion the British won because of Americas low ammunition.