All colonies but Georgia has representatives voted to send a "statement" of grievances voted to boycott all British trade
Patrick Henry-VA rep.urged colonist to unite against Britain
1000's Of Redcoats In Boston
General Gage brings thousands of British soldiers to Boston with more on the way
Midnight Ride Of Paul Rever
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 head round the world"-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Battle Of Concord Americans Stop British and force them to retreat back to Boston
Capture Of Fort Ticonderoga
Benedict Arnold& Ethan Allen capture the fort
Get all supplies in the fort including cannons
Second Continental Congress Meet
Set up post office.
Created continental army led by George Washington.
Sent olive branch asking king to protect their rights -king hires 30,000 Hessian's soldiers in response.
Battles 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 would not be easy.
"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.
Washington arrives on outskirts of Boston with Continental troops
Realizes men are disorganized and need discipline.
Washington put 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
All 13 colonies vote Yes on declaring independence.