Road to Revolution 5.3 & 5.4

  • The Continental Congress Meets

    The Continental Congress Meets
    This was the first Continental Congress with 55 delegates in Philadelphia. In this, they discuss complaints about the British. By the end of this they decide to repeal the 13 acts of Parliament.
  • Key Actions

    Key Actions
    The Continental Congress then wanted a little more independence, and started to print their own money. They also set up a post office. The Continental Congress sent a petition called the "Olive Branch Petition" which asked the king to protect their rights and they wouldn't fight in return. The king declined and hired 30,000 hessian soldiers in response to attack them with.
  • 1000's Of Redcoats In Boston

    1000's Of Redcoats In Boston
    There was 1000's of redcoats in Boston as General Gage comes and brings them over.
  • Midnight Ride Of Paul Revere

    Midnight Ride Of Paul Revere
    By the time of Midnight, Paul Revere goes to his horse and rides through Lexington and Concord and warns "The British Are Coming". This delivers a message to a lot of people saving a lot of lives.
  • Battles Of Lexington & Concord

    Battles Of Lexington & Concord
    The Battle Of Lexington had the title of the 1st American Revolutionary War. In this war, The British had won, and it was remembered by "The Shot Heard Around The World". In the Battle of Concord, The Americans had scared the British to run back to Boston and took home an American victory.
  • Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

    Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
    In this battle, The Americans had fought and Benedict Arnold & Ethan Allen had won. This led them to be able to gather supplies from the fort, Concluding the fight with an American victory.
  • The Second Continental Congress

    The Second Continental Congress
    The second Continental Congress was held and had many distinguished leaders such as George Washington, Samuel Adams, And Patrick Henry just to list a few. After they held their meeting, they agreed to form an army. This army would be called the "Continental Army" to fight the British for their independence.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The battle of Bunker Hill was fought on Breeds Hill. William Prescott had wanted to save ammunition to not waste ammo, and said "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes". This led to them successfully conserving ammo, and they had won, as the Americans had ran out of ammunition, the British still had some to fight with, leading to a British victory. Although they won, The British knew that defeating the Americans would be harder to do than they had thought.
  • Moving Toward Independence

    Moving Toward Independence
    Many colonists still hoped that they would still be under British rule, but the support for independence was growing more and more. Thomas Paine then wrote a pamphlet called "Common Sense" and more people started wanting to fight for indpenedence.
  • The War Heats Up

    The War Heats Up
    After Congress learns that the British are planning to attack New York, They then decide to strike first. A unit of those patriots march north, from Fort Ticonderoga and captured Montreal. But as they attacked Quebec, they had failed. But, The British still held Boston, so George Washington led his soldiers to Boston to attack the British, but as they were caught off guard and in easy reach of death, they escape back into their boats and run away.
  • Writing The Declaration Of Independence

    Writing The Declaration Of Independence
    The second continental congress all voted on the declaration for their independence. Twelve colonies voted and New York voted later. This left them to now write the declaration. Jefferson did most of the writing, and then 56 delegates of the colonies signed the declaration. This was the birth of the united states.
  • The Declaration Of Independence

    The Declaration Of Independence
    In the text of the declaration of independence, it has 4 sections. The first section explains why they want to be independent and that they want to form a new country. The next 2 list the complaints they have and the rights they believe they should have had. It also explains that they should form their own government, and if that fails, then the people can abolish it and institute a new government.