First Continental Congress Meets after the passage of the Coercive Acts. They decided to boycott British goods.
Battles of Lexington and Concord
April 19, 1775
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.
Second Continental Congress
May 10, 1775
Sent the "Olive Branch Petition". The king ignored it, so they wrote the Declaration of Independence.
Battle of Bunker Hill
June 17, 1775
First Battle of the War. It was a moral victory for the Americans, although the British tecnically won.
January 10, 1776
A pamphlet written by Thomas Paine urging Americans to declare independence and unite their states.
Declaration of Independence
July 4, 1776
Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. The colonists declared that they were independent from Great Britain.
Battle of Saratoga
September 19, 1777
It was led by general john burgoyne and it encouraged france to recognize