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Opening Activity #32. Define: grievance militia Minutemen petition Loyalist (Tory) Patriot. III. A Call to Arms. In 1774, the First Continental Congress met in Philadelphia drafted a statement of grievances, and voted to form militias. The regulars are out!.

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Opening activity 32
Opening Activity #32

  • Define:

    • grievance

    • militia

    • Minutemen

    • petition

    • Loyalist (Tory)

    • Patriot


Iii a call to arms
III. A Call to Arms

  • In 1774, the First Continental Congress met in Philadelphia

  • drafted a statement of grievances, and voted to form militias.


The regulars are out!

  • In 1775 British troops went to seize colonial arms and ammunition in Concord, Mass.

    • Paul Revere and William Dawes rode ahead to warn John Hancock and Sam Adams

Paul Revere


Old North Bridge

in Concord

The gunfire in Lexington was the start of the War for Independence. It is called the “shot heard around the world.”

British Retreat

to Boston


Bunker Hill clashed at Lexington and Concord.

Breed’s Hill

  • In June 1775, British and colonial forces clashed at the Battle of Bunker Hill.

  • The British won, but the Americans had proven to be tough.

Misnomer: The Battle of Bunker Hill was actually fought on Breed’s Hill.


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