Road to Revolution

  • First Continental Congress Meets

    First Continental Congress Meets
    • All colonies but Georgia have representative
    • Voted to send a "statement of grievances"
    • Voted to Boycott all British Trade
    - Patrick Henry - VA - rep. Urged colonists to unite against Britain.
  • BIrtish Surrender Boston

    • Washington believes his armoy is read & weapons arrive.
    • Washington puts cannons of Dorchester Heights overlooking Boston.
    • British retreat - American Victory
  • 1,000's of Redcoats in Boston

    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

    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

    Battles of Lexington & Concord
    • Battle of Lexington
    • 1st battle of American Revolutionary War
    • "Shot heard around 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

    Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
    • Benedict Arnold & Ethan Allen capture the Fort.
    • Get all supplies in the For including cannons
    • American Victory
  • The second Continental Congress meeting

    The second Continental Congress meeting
    • They took steps like, printing printing there own money.
    • Begin handling natives.
    • Pos office for mail.
    • Created a continental army lead by George Washington
    • Sent Olive BRanch asking king to protect their rights. --King hires 30,000 HEssians SOldiers in Response.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    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 ammo) BRitish learn Defeating americans would NOT be asy.
  • Washington Arrives on outskirts of BOston Wontienal troops

    • Realizing men are disorganized & need discipline.
    - Needs wepons
  • "Common Sense" Published by Thomas PAine

    • Pamphlet inspires more colonists to become patriots. -
    • "EVerything is right or reasonable pleads for separation. The blood of the slains, the weeping voice of nature cries, 'TIS TIME TO PART'" - Thomas Paine, common Sense
  • Second Contianal Congress meet again

    • Debate on declaring independence
    • Thomas JEfferson is the primary author of the document .
  • Seconds Continental congress votes for Independence

    • All 13 colonies vote YES on declaring independence
  • Declaration of Independence is signed

    Fireworks to celebrate