Road to Revolutionary 5.3 & 5.4

  • 177

    Second Continental Congress votes for Independence

    Second Continental Congress votes for Independence
    All 13 vote YES on on declaring Independance
  • 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

    1st battle of the American Revolutionary War
    "shot heard round the world"- Ralph Waldo Emerson
    BRITISH Victory
    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 the supplies in the fort including cannons
    American Victory
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Fought 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 again

    Debate on Declaring Independence
    Thomas Jefferson is the primary author of the document
  • The Declaration of Inependence is signed