American Revolution Notes.docx - The Revolution Begins First Continental Congress Closing of Boston Harbor led to unrest in colonies Colonists leaders

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The Revolution Begins First Continental Congress Closing of Boston Harbor led to unrest in colonies Colonists leaders gathered @ 1st Continental Congress Carpenter’s Hall in Pennsylvania Delegates decided to encourage colonists to continue British boycott and told militia to prepare for war Drafted Declaration of Rights - 10 resolutions sent to King George No separation - just wanted problems corrected Patriots - chose to fight for independence from Britain Shot Heard Around the World British leaders in colonies growing uneasy as local militia organizes British plan to seize weapons in Concord Spies informed Sons of Liberty Paul Revere and William Dawes ride out alerting militia British arrive at Lexington to find minutemen Unknown person fires first shot Shot skirmish and British move on Revere captured but word still got to Concord Arms were hidden British set fire to buildings Marksmen begin picking off British forcing retreat Second Continental Congress First attempt at a Republican govt in colonies Mixed feelings about war and peace Called for new state constitutions Authorized MA militia to become the Continental Army George Washington commander of army Congress pursued peace while Washington prepared for war Olive Branch Petition Battle of Bunker Hill Patriots wanted to keep British pinned in Boston Dug in on Breed's Hill overlooking Boston Redcoats had to cross Harbor and attack uphill British stopped twice Third time colonists out of ammo and retreated Patriots lost but proved they could take on the British British won but lost twice the number of men as the colonists Dorchester Heights Washington wanted to push British out of Boston Ordered heavy artillery and army to Dorchester Heights Overlooked Boston British retreated to Canada
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