Road to revolution 5.3 and 5.4

  • 1774 BCE

    Continental congress meets

    Continental congress meet
    All colonies but Georgia has representatives
    Voted to send a statement of grievance.
    Voted to boycott all British trade.
  • Capture of fort ticonderoga

    Benedict Arnold Ethan Allen capture he fort Americans capture so much needed supplies sand ammunition the fort including cannons= American victory.
    Battle of bunker hill June 16 1775.
    fought on breeds hill don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes William Prescott
    British victory. British lead to defeating Americans would not be easy.
  • Second continental congress meet

    Print money-British pounds to Americans dollars
    They set up a post office
    Created Continental army led by George Washington
    sent olive branch petition asking king George to protect their rights king gets 30,000 Hessian soldiers in response.
  • Washington arrives on outskirts of Boston with Continental troops

    realizes men are disorganized and need discipline and need weapons.
  • "common scence" published by Tomas Paine

    Pamphlet inspires more colonists to become patriots
    Everything that is right is reasonable pleads for separation. the blood of the slain the weeping voice the nature cries."IT'S TIME TO PART"-Thomas Paine, common sense
  • Previos surrender Boston

    Washington believes his army is ready and weapons arrive
    Washington puts cannons on dorchester heights overlooking Boston.
    British retreat- American victory
  • Secont contimental cogress meet again

    Debate on whether to declare dependence or not.
    Thomas Jefferson is the primary author of the document.
  • Second contamental congress votes for independance

    All 13 colonies vote YES on declaring independence.
  • The declaration of independence is signed!