Road to Revolution 5.3 to 5.4

Timeline created by stu.chipalad@mishawaka.k12....
In History
  • 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 Britain
  • 1,000's of Redcoats in Boston

    -General Gage brings thousands of British soldiers to Boston with more on the way.
  • 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 & 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
    ~AMERICAN Victory
  • Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

    -Benedict Arnold & Ethan Allen capture the fort
    -Get all supplies in the fort including cannons
    -AMERICAN Victory
  • Second Continental Congress meet

  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    -Fought on Breed's Hill
    -"Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes"-William Prescott
    BRITISH Victory (Americans ran out of ammunition) British learn defeating Americans wound NOT be easy.
  • Washington arrives on outskirts of Boston with Continental troops

    -Realizes men are disorganized & need discipline
    -Needs weapons
  • "Common Sense" published by Thomas Paine

    -Pamphlet inspires more colonists to become patriots
    -"Every thing 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

    -Washington believes his army is ready & weapons arrive
    - Washington puts cannons on Dorchester Heights overlooking Boston
    - BRITISH retreat- AMERICAN Victory
  • Second Continental Congress meet again

    -Debate on declaring independence
    -Thomas Jefferson is the primary author of the document
  • Second Continental Congress votes for Independence

  • Declaration of Independence is signed!