road to revolution 5.3 and 5.4

  • Continental congress meets

    Continental congress meets
    -all colonies but Georgia has representatives
    -voted to send a "statement of grievances"
  • 1,000 of redcoats in boston

    1,000 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 and Concord

    Battles of Lexington and 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
  • second continental congress meet

    second continental congress meet
    -print money
    -set up post office
    -created continental army led by George Washington
    -sent olive branch petition asking king George the third to protect their rights
    -king hires 30000 hessian solders in response
  • capture of fort Ticonderoga

    capture of fort Ticonderoga
    -Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen capture the fort at night
    -Americans capture much needed supplies and ammunition in fort including cannons
    -American victory
  • Battle of bunker hill

    Battle of bunker hill
    -fought on breeds hill
    - "Dont fire until you see the white of their eyes"
    -BRITISH victory (Americans ran out of ammunition) British learn defeating American 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 and 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 and weapons arrive
    -Washington puts cannons on Dorchester heights overlooking Boston
    -British retreat- American victory
  • Second continetal congress meet again

    Second continetal 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 declaring independence
  • The declaration of independence is signed

    The declaration of independence is signed