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 .
    Patrick Henry VA rep. urged colonist 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 reveres 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 capture the fort at night. Americans capture much needed supplies and ammunition in the fort including cannons. American Victory.
  • Second Continental Congess meets

    Second Continental Congess meets
    Print money. Set up post office. Created continental army led by George Washington. Sent olive branch petition asking king George 3 to protect their rights. king hires 30,000 hessians soldiers in response.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    fought on breeds hill. "dont fore 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 men are disorganized & need discipline. need weapons.
  • "Common Sense" published by thomas paine

    "Common Sense" published by thomas paine
    Pamphlet inspires more colonists to become patriots "Everything that is right or reasonable pleads for separation. The blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature cries. 'TIS 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
    All 13 colonies vote yes on declaring independence.
  • The Declaration of Independence is signed!

    The Declaration of Independence is signed!