Continental Congress October 1774 Representatives from all colonies but Georgia met at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia to discuss the relationship between Great Britain and the colonies. They compromised to start preparing for war.
Lexington and Concord April 19, 1775 At dawn, British troops came to Lexington, where 70 minutemen where waiting. Someone fired a shot, the "shot heard around the world". The battle ended quickly with only one British soldier wounded.
2nd Continental Congress May 1775 King George III didn't pay attention to the Declaration of Rights. 12 delegates met in Philadelphia again to discuss this. They showed their dissatisfaction and created the Continental army.
Bunker Hill June 17, 1775 Patriots were keeping the British inside Boston. On the morning of June 17, the British discovered that the Patriots dug in Breed's Hill. The British ended up winning the battle, but they lost a lot of soldiers.
Dorchester Heights March 4, 1776 Washington moved his army to Dorchester Heights, which overlooked Boston. Troops and cannons were stationed on Nook's hill, facing William Howe's position. Howe retreated immediately after seeing the Patriots.
Battle of New York June 1776 Washington moved his army to New York. General William Howe arrived with 32,000 soldiers. Howe forced the Patriots to retreat to New Jersey.