Road to Revolution 5.3 & 5.4

  • Continental Congress meets

    Continental Congress meets
    All colonies but Georgia has representatives
    voted to send a "statement of grievances” Voted to Boycott all British Trade
  • 1000's of Redcoats in Boston

    1000'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.."
  • Battle of Lexington & Concord

    Battle of Lexington -
    - 1st Battle of 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
  • Second Continental Congress meet

    Second Continental Congress meet
  • Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

    Benedict Arnold & Ethan Allen capture the fort at night
    Americans capture much needed supplies and ammunition in the fort including cannons
    AMERICAN Victory
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    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.
  • Washington arrives on outskirts of Boston of with Continental troops

    Realizes men are disorganized & need discipline
    Need weapons
  • "Common Sense" published by Thomas Paine

    Pamphlet inspires more colonists to become patriots
    "Everything that is right or reasonable pleads weeping voice of nature cries, 'TIS TIME TO PART" - Thomas Paine, Common Sense
  • British Surrender Boston

    Washington believes his army is ready & weapons arrive
    Washington puts cannon on Dorchester Heights overlooking Boston
    British retreat - AMERICAN Victory
  • Second Continental Congress meet again

    Debate on declaring independence from Great Britain
    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!