road to revolution 5.3 & 5.4

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  • continental congress meets

    continental congress meets
    all colonies but georgia have represenatives. voted to send a statement of grievences. voted to boycott all british trade. patrick henry urged colonists to unite against britain
  • 1000s of redcoats in boston

    1000s 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
  • battles of lexington and concord

    battles of lexington and concord
    battle of lexington1st battle of american revolutionary war. shot heard round the world. british victory. americans stop british and force them to retreat back to boston. american victory
  • capture of fort ticonderoga

    capture of fort ticonderoga
    benedict arnold and ethan allen capture the fort. get all supplies in the fort including cannons. american victory
  • second continental congress meet

    second continental congress meet
    print $$$$. set up post office. created continental army led by George Washington. sent olive branch asking king to protect their right king hires 30000 Hessians soldiers in response
  • battle of bunker hill

    battle of bunker hill
    fought on breeds hill. dont fire until you see the whites of their eyes-william prescott. british victory(americans ran outof ammunition). british learn defeating americans would not be easy.
  • Washington arrives on outskirts of boston with continental troops

    Washington arrives on outskirts of boston with continental troops
    realizes men are disorganzed and need disipline. need weapons.
  • common sense published by thomas paine

    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, weeping voice of nature cries, TIS TIME TO PART-thomas paine common sense
  • british surrender boston

    british surrender boston
    washington believes his army is ready and weapons arrive. washington puts weapons on dorchester heights overlooking boston. british retreat american victory
  • second continental congress meet again

    second continental congress meet again
    debate on declaring independance. thomas jefferson is the primary author of the document
  • second continental congress votes for independance

    second continental congress votes for independance
  • the declaration of independance is signed

    the declaration of independance is signed