Men dressed as Indians snuck onto a cargo ship and threw tea crates into the water.
March 31, 1774 - May 20, 1774
Punitive Laws meant to punish Massachusetts.
Boston Port Act- Closes Boston Port.
Quartering Act- Colonists must provide housing for soldiers.
Quebec Act- Restores French civil law.
(Note- I don't have an image)
First Continental Congress
September 5, 1774
Drafted a Declaration of Rights.
Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
April 18, 1775
Paul Revere rode on his horse in the dark to warn colonists of oncoming British soldiers.
Battles of Lexington and Concord
April 19, 1775
700 British Regulars
477 Colonist Soldiers
A single day clash between colonists and British in two different towns at once!
Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
May 10, 1775
A small group of green mountain boys captures small British Garrison.
Led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold.
Second Continental Congress
May 10, 1775
Founded when British couldn't settle grievances of the first continental congress, and to organize a Continental army to fight.
(Yes I am aware I used the same photo)
Olive Branch Petition
June 8, 1775
Final attempt to avoid war with Britain.
Battle of Bunker Hill
June 17, 1775
British Defeated Colonists but the colonists inflicted significant casualties onto the British.
March 17, 1776
The British Troops abandoned Boston, therefore reopening Boston Port.