Continental Congress meetsAll colonies but georgia have representatives.
Voted to send a "statement of grievances".
Voted to boycott all British Trade.
Patrick Henry - VA rep. urged colonists to unite agains Britian
1,000's of Redcoats in BostonGeneral Gage brings thousands of British soldiers to Boston with more on the way .
Midnight Ride of Paul ReverePaul Revere rides to warn the Sons of Liberty in Lexington and Concord that the "British are coming... The British re coming..."
Battles of Lexington & ConcordBattle of Lexington
1st battle of American Revolutionary War.
"shot heard around the world"-Ralph Waldo Emerson"
Battle of Concord
Americans stop British and force them to retreat back to Boston
Captuer of Fort TiconderogaBenedidct Arnold & Ethan Allen capure the fort.
get all supplies in the fort including cannons
The Second Continental Congress MeetsPrint $$$$$.
Set Up Post Office.
Created Continental Army Led By Gearoge Washington.
Sent Olive Branch Asking King To Protect Their Wrights.
King Hires 30,000 Hessian Soldiers in Responce.
Battle of Bunker HillFought 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
Washinton Arrives on Outskirts of Boston with Continental TroopsRealizes men are disorganized & need discipline.
"Common Sense" Published by Thomas Painepapmphlet inspires more clolonist to become partriots.
"Every thing that is right or reasonable pleads for separation. The blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature cires, 'TIS TIME TO PART"-Thomas Paine, Common sense
British Surrender BostonWashington believes his army is ready & weapons arrive.
Wahington puts cannons on Dorchester Heights overlooking Boston.
Britsh retreat-American victory.
Second Continental Congress meet againDebate on Declaring independence.
Thomas Jefferson is the primary author of the document.
Second continental congress votes for independenceAll 13 colonies vote YES on declaring independence.
The Declaration of independence is signed!