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A Call to Arms. 1774-1775. First Continental Congress. Meets in Carpenter’s Hall, September 5, 1774. All colonies except Georgia send delegates. Important Delegates. Sam Adams. John Adams. Important Delegates. Patrick Henry. Richard Henry Lee. Important Delegates. John Jay.

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A call to arms

A Call to Arms


First continental congress
First Continental Congress

Meets in Carpenter’s Hall, September 5, 1774. All colonies except Georgia send delegates.

Important delegates
Important Delegates

Sam Adams

John Adams

Important delegates1
Important Delegates

Patrick Henry

Richard Henry Lee

Important delegates2
Important Delegates

John Jay

George Washington

Results of the congress
Results of the Congress

  • Pledge mutual support of each other.

  • Called for repeal of the 13 Acts passed by Parliament from 1763-1774.

  • Boycott British goods.

  • Not to sell goods to West Indies.

  • Adopted Suffolk Resolves. Militias are formed.

  • Agreed to meet in May, 1775.

Patrick henry
Patrick Henry

March 25, 1775 proclaims, “Give me liberty or give me death!”

Colonists prepare to fight
Colonists Prepare to Fight

Throughout the colonies militias are form. Arms and ammunition are stored.

General thomas gage
General Thomas Gage

April 18, 1775 orders troops to march to Concord, MA, and capture arms , supplies, and rebel leaders.

Rebel leaders
Rebel Leaders

John Hancock

Samuel Adams

Warning riders paul revere william dawes
Warning RidersPaul Revere & William Dawes

Paul Revere

Revere’s Ride Map


Militia who were ready to fight at a moments notice.


77 minutemen led by Colonel John Parker confront the British. A shot is fired, then many. 8 colonists killed. “Shot heard ‘round the world.”


British march on to Concord. Met by patriots at Concord River Bridge. Shots exchanged, 8 British soldiers killed.

British march to boston
British March to Boston

Was a 19 mile running gun battle. 73 British killed. 174 wounded. 26 missing.


The clashes at Lexington and Concord were the beginning of what would become an 8 year war, starting near Boston, and ending off the coast of India.

Fort ticonderoga
Fort Ticonderoga

Strategically located at southern end of Lake Champlain, it guarded access to the Hudson River. It also contained scores of cannon and other military supplies.

Attack on ticonderoga
Attack on Ticonderoga

Ethan Allen

Benedict Arnold

Capture of ticonderoga
Capture of Ticonderoga

Unaware of Lexington and Concord, British had one sentry who had fallen asleep. Fort was capture without firing a shot.

British reaction thousands of troops and four generals will be sent to america
British ReactionThousands of troops and four generals will be sent to America.

Sir Henry Clinton

John Burgoyne

Charles Cornwallis

Sir William Howe

Battle of bunker hill
Battle of Bunker Hill

Night 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.

British attack
British Attack

On 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.

Results of the battle
Results of the Battle

British learn they cannot fight a war this way.

Americans learn Britain is not going to give up America easily

Choosing sides
Choosing Sides

Loyalists or Tories

Patriots or Whigs

Colonists who wanted independence from Great Britain.

One third of the population.

  • Colonists who wanted to remain loyal to the King.

  • One third of the population.