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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Dec. 16, 1773 The Road to Independence Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty dressed up as Native Americans and dumped 342 chests of British tea into the Boston harbor. Early 1774 1. Closed Boston ports 1.Gave land in North 2. Mad colonists house British America back to the troops the French even 3. Colonists were not allowed to though they just have town meetings finished fighting over 4. Criminals were tried in Britain that land not the colonies Sept. 1774 All of the colonies (except Georgia) sent representatives to Philadelphia. They decided two things. One was to boycott all British goods. The other was to train a militia to fight against British forces if necessary. Early 1775 After hearing about the Minute Men, Britishforces started to travel to Boston in order to seizetheir weapons. Apr. 18, 1775 Local blacksmith, Paul Revere, heard about British forces coming to seize the weapons. So he ran throughtown yelling that the British were coming, there by warning everyone in the town. Apr. 19, 1775 May 10, 1775 The colonies met up again in Philadelphia in order to ask King George III to repeal the Intolerable Acts in exchange for the colonists to stop protesting. The Kingsaid no and sent 20,000 soldiers to stop the revolt. Early May of 1775 A group of rebel colonists, called the Green Mountain Boyslead a surprise attack of Fort Ticonderoga. Since theBritish had no time to react, they surrendered and the rebels took the fort. Early May of 1775 1. Known as "The shot heard 1. Happened right round the world" after the battle of 2. British won Lexington Colonists lost 2. Colonist won British Lost June 16, 1775 Colonel William Prescott led 1,200 American Patriotsin the battle at Bunker Hill, however, he noticed that was better attacking point from Breed's Hill, so they set up there. Bymorning 2,400 British troops came to attack the Patriots. Eventhough the colonist lost the battle of Bunker Hill it showed thatthey could fight bravely. It also showed that they would noteasily be defeated. January 1776 Thomas Paine, a local colonist wrote a published a pamphlet called "Common Sense". This pamphlet urgedcolonists to break off from Britain, it said that they did not owe anything to King George. It sold a little over500,000 copies. June 1776 After hearing about and reading "Common Sense" all of the delegates met up once more to discuss what to do, whether they should break off, or they should stay a part Britain. They all took a vote, in the end, they voted to try and break off from Britain. In order to do this they made a committee of men to create the Declaration ofIndependence, one of the which was Thomas Jefferson whowas to write the document. This document was to includefour sections: a preamble, one on the natural rights of a man, one on all of the thing the king has done wrong, and finally one on them actually declaring independence. July 4, 1776 Once it was all written out all 57 delegates signed what is now "The Declaration of Independence." After that,it was ordered to be printed and posted everywhere to show all of the people, especially King George III. Noweven though they declared independence they were not officially their own nation, they stillhad a war in front of them. However, finallythey did know what they were fighting towards. Boston Tea Party The First Continental Congress Common Sense Signing the Document The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere The Quebec Act Continental Army The Olive Branch Petiion The Intolerable Acts The Battles of Lexington and Concord The Battle of Bunker Hill The Taking of Fort Ticonderoga Lexington Vote for Independence Concord British Forces Hear about the Minute Men While the taking of Fort Ticonderoga was happeningthe same representatives from the colonies (includingGeorgia) decided to train and fight using a real ContinentalArmy.
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