6 Results of the Congress Pledge mutual support of each other.Called for repeal of the 13 Acts passed by Parliament fromBoycott British goods.Not to sell goods to West Indies.Adopted Suffolk Resolves. Militias are formed.Agreed to meet in May, 1775.
7 Patrick HenryMarch 25, 1775 proclaims, “Give me liberty or give me death!”
8 Colonists Prepare to Fight Throughout the colonies militias are form. Arms and ammunition are stored.
9 General Thomas GageApril 18, 1775 orders troops to march to Concord, MA, and capture arms , supplies, and rebel leaders.
22 Battle of Bunker HillNight of June 16, 1775, Col. William Prescott had his men move from a fort on Bunker Hill to Breed’s Hill, closer to the British.
23 British AttackOn June 17, 2,200 British troops attack the American positions. Twice the British are repelled. During the third assault, Americans run out of ammunition and are forced to retreat.
24 Results of the Battle British learn they cannot fight a war this way. Americans learn Britain is not going to give up America easily
25 Choosing Sides Loyalists or Tories Patriots or Whigs Colonists who wanted to remain loyal to the King.One third of the population.Colonists who wanted independence from Great Britain.One third of the population.