Continental Congress meets-All 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 against the British
1000'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 an Concord that the "British are coming... The British are coming.."
Battles of Lexington & Concord-Battle of Lexington
_1st battle of American Revoloutionary War
_"shot heard round the world"-Ralph Waldo Emerson
-Battle of Concord
_Americans Stop British and force them to retreat back to Boston