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Road to Revolution 5.3 & 5.4

  • The Continental Congress

    The Continental Congress
    All the colonies but Georgia had representatives. They sent a statement of grievances to the king and voted to boycott all British trade. Patrick Henry, A Virginia representative, urged colonists to unite against Britain.
  • Thousands of Readcoats in Boston

    Thousands of Readcoats 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."
  • Battles of Concord and Lexington

    Battles of Concord and Lexington
    Battle of Concord
    - Nobody knows who fired the first shot
    - "The shot heard around the world" - the emerson dude
    - British victory
    Battle of Lexington
    -Drove the British out
    -American victory
  • Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

    Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
  • Second Continental Congress meet

    Second Continental Congress meet
    They decide to start printing money and set up a post office. They created the Continental Army and chose George Washington as the leader. The colonists wanted peace so they sent out Olive Branch petition, but the king denied and hired 30,000 German soldiers
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
  • Washington arrives on outskirts of Boston with Continental troops

    Washington arrives on outskirts of Boston with Continental troops
    realizes the men are disorganized and need discipline, they need weapons
  • 'Common Sense' published by Thomas Paine

    'Common Sense' published by Thomas Paine
    pamphlet inspires more colonist 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 to Boston

    British Surrender to Boston
    Washington believes his army is ready and weapons arrive Washington ours cannons on Dorchester heights overlooking Boston British retreat, american victory
  • Second Continental Congress meet

    Second Continental Congress meet
    Debates on declaring independence. Thomas Jefferson was 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