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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 1775 1773 First Continental Congress Boston Tea Party On December 16th, colonistsled by the Sons of Liberty dressed up as Native Americans and dumped the contents of342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor. 1774 1774 Green Mountain Boys Take Fort Ticonderoga 1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord At the Second Continental Congress on May 10, 1775, the delegatesagreed to send King George III the Olive Branch Petition. It asked that the Intolerable Acts be repealed in exchange for the colonist's loyalty,but instead led King George III tosend more troop to the colonies. The Quebec Acts Common Sense 1775 Olive Branch Petition On April 9, British troops found out about the minutemens supply of weapons in Concord, but the minutemen knew they were coming, so they met them there and fought. 1775 Continental Army On June 16, 1775, Colonel Prescott led minutemen up BunkerHill, then Breeds' Hill to fire at British ships in the Boston Harbor.British General Howe brought 2,400 soldiers and captured the hill after three attempts, but lost 1,000 men. It was the first major battle of the war, and when cannons from Fort Ticonderogaarrived, British ships fled from Boston. 1776 1774 The Intolerable Acts Because of the colonists actions at the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the Continental Congress decided to form the Continental Army with George Washington as commander. 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill The American Revolution The American Revolution Parliament passed four laws to punish the colonists in Massachusetts for their actions in the Boston Tea Party.The laws shut down the port of Boston, only allowedtown meetings once a year, permitted British customofficials to be tried in Britain or Canada, and allowed British soldiers to stay in colonists homes. 1773 1776 1773 - 1776 In September, delegates from all the colonies except Georgia came togetherin the First Continental Congress andagreed to boycott all British goods aswell as urged each colony to start theirown militias. The Quebec Act gave religious freedom to French Catholics in Canada, set up a government there,and expanded the Canadian borders. By: Patrick Crane 1776 Declaration of Independance On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson. It said that theColonies were a free, independentnation, what Britain did to causethem to need to separate fromthem, and the rights that allpeople are born with. A group of Vermonters, led by EthanAllen called the Green Mountain Boys,attacked Fort Ticonderoga in early May. The British surrendered the fort andall the supplies in it, including valuable cannons.The men then brought these cannons to Boston. In January 1776, Thomas Paine wrote the pamphlet"Common Sense" and 500 thousand copies were sold. The pamphlet told colonists that they owed nothingto King George III, and Parliament had not right tomake laws for them.
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