Road to Revolution 5.3 & 5.4

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In History
  • Continental Congress meets

    Continental Congress meets
    All colonist by Georgia have representatives
    voted to send a "statement of grievances"
    Voted to Boycott all British trade
    Patrick Henry- VA rep. urged colonists to unite against Britain
  • 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 & Concord

    Battles 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
  • Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

    Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
    Benedict Arnold & Ethan Allen Capulet the fort
    Get all supplies in the fort including canons
    American Victory
  • Second Continental Congress meet

    Second Continental Congress meet
    Print $$$$
    Set up post office
    Created Continental Army by George Washington
    Sent Oliver Branch asking King to protect their
    -King hires 30,000 hessians Solders in response
  • 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 with continental troops

    Washington arrives on outskirts of Boston with continental troops
    realizes menace disorganized & need disciple
    need weapons
  • "Common Sense" published by Thomas Paine

    "Common Sense" published by Thomas Paine
    pamphlet inspires more colonists to become patriots
    "Every thing that is right or reasonable pleads for separation. The blood if the slain, the weeping voice of nature cries, " its time to part"-Thomas Paine, Common Sense
  • British Surrender Boston

    British Surrender Boston
    Washington believes his army is ready & weapons arrive
    Washington puts cannons on Dorchester Heights overlooking Boston
    British retreat-American victory
  • Second Continental Congress meet again

    Second Continental Congress meet again
    Debate on declaring Independence
    Thomas Jefferson is the primary author of the document
  • Second Continental Congress votes for Independence

    Second Continental Congress votes for Independence
  • The Declaration of Independence is signed

    The Declaration of Independence is signed