The Fight for Boston • A. Washington reaches Boston in midsummer • 1. 16,000 troops camped around the city • 2. Washington turns the unorganized, untrusting mass into the continental army.
Fight for Boston cont. • B. Washington tries to drive the British out of Boston • 1. Places the cannons from Fort Ticonderoga on the hills surrounding Boston. • 2. Orders the British out of Boston
What do the British decide to do? • C. Howe takes his men from Boston to Halifax, Canada in March of 1776.
What does King George III do? D. King George placed a Blockade on Boston • Blockade – shutting off a port to keep people and supplies from getting in or out • 2. Done by the British navy