Second Continental Congress votes for IndependenceAll 13 vote YES on on declaring Independance
Continental Congress meetsAll 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 BostonGeneral Gage brings thousands of British soldiers to Boston with more on the way.
Midnight ride of Paul ReverePaul Revere rides to warn the Sons of Liberty in Lexington and Concord that the "British are coming... The British are coming.."
Battles of Lexington & Concord1st battle of the American Revolutionary War
"shot heard round the world"- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Americans Stop British and force them to retreat back to Boston
Capture of Fort TiconderogaBenedict Arnold & Ethan Allen capture the fort
Get all the supplies in the fort including cannons
Battle of Bunker HillFought on Breed's Hill
"Don't fire until you see the whites of there eyes"-William Prescott
British Victory (Americans ran out of ammunition) British learn defeating Americans would not be easy.
Second Continental Congress meet againDebate on Declaring Independence
Thomas Jefferson is the primary author of the document
The Declaration of Inependence is signedFireworks