Great Britain And The Colonies

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From September 5-October 26, 1774, in Philadelphia, the first Continental Congress met up. Delegates were sent from all the colonies, except for Georgia. Delegates were elected by Committees of Correspondence of the Respective colonies, colonial legislatures, and by the people. There goal was to unite and show a combined authority to Great Britain.

It was made clear to the colonies that the Parliament and King must understand the troubles of the colonies, and they must do everything to communicate the same to the population of America, and the the remainder of the world.

The first few weeks had been focused on discussion and debate. Mainly because the colonies had always acted as independent entities. That was one obstacle that they …show more content…

This was said to come into place on December 1st, 1774, unless Parliament rescind the Intolerable Acts.

Some of the important people in the Continental Congress were the Adam’s brothers, Thomas Johnson, George Washington, and Benjamin Harrison.

Battle of Lexington and Concord

The shots that started the Revolutionary war were fired at Lexington, Massachusetts. On April 18, 1775, the British General Thomas Gage sent out around 700 soldiers to destroy all of the colonists guns and ammunition that had been stored in Concord. They had also planned on arresting John Hancock and Samuel Adams.

Dr. Joseph Warren had figured out what the British had planned, and sent out Paul Revere to go and warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock. Paul Revere didn’t know if he would make it out of Boston safely, so he made a plan. He would put lanterns in the North Church Steeple. He would light one lantern if the British were heading their way by land, and two if they were coming by sea.

On April 18th, sailed across the Boston Harbor so they could start their march towards Lexington. So, Paul Revere hung two lanterns in the steeple. Then him, William Dawes, and Dr. Samuel Prescott rode to go warn the colonists. The colonists had been preparing for a fight with the British. So, they had created a group called Minutemen. They were called that because they needed to be prepared to fight on a seconds notice. Once the British had reached Lexington, Captain Jonas Parker and 75 Minutemen

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