Continental congress meetsContinental congress meet
All colonies but Georgia has representatives
Voted to send a statement of grievance.
Voted to boycott all British trade.
Capture of fort ticonderogaBenedict 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 meetPrint 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 troopsrealizes men are disorganized and need discipline and need weapons.
"common scence" published by Tomas PainePamphlet 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 BostonWashington believes his army is ready and weapons arrive
Washington puts cannons on dorchester heights overlooking Boston.
British retreat- American victory
Secont contimental cogress meet againDebate on whether to declare dependence or not.
Thomas Jefferson is the primary author of the document.
Second contamental congress votes for independanceAll 13 colonies vote YES on declaring independence.
The declaration of independence is signed!