First Continental Congress Meets after the passage of the Coercive Acts. They decided to boycott British goods.
British troops marched to Lexington to arrest John Hancock and Samuel Adams, and they were going to Concord to seize weapons. "The shot head round the world was fired." Many British troops were killed on the march back to Boston.
Sent the "Olive Branch Petition". The king ignored it, so they wrote the Declaration of Independence.
First Battle of the War. It was a moral victory for the Americans, although the British tecnically won.
A pamphlet written by Thomas Paine urging Americans to declare independence and unite their states.
Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. The colonists declared that they were independent from Great Britain.
It was led by general john burgoyne and it encouraged france to recognize