First continental congress which consisted of delegates from the colonies, they met in 1774 . This was their reaction to the series of rude acts imposed by the British government.
Second continental congress which consisted of delegates from the 13 colonies that met in Philadelphia, May 1775, soon after the launch of the American Revolutionary War. It succeeded the First Continental Congress.
On June 17, 1775, in the early Revolutionary War, the British defeated the Americans in the Battle of Bunker Hill, Massachusetts. Despite their loss, the colonial forces inflicted significant casualties against the enemy, and the battle gave them an important confidence boost.
Fort Duquesne was a French fort in western Pennsylvania in the French and Indian War. During the late 1740s, William Trent, engaged in the fur trade with Natives from Ohio. He built a trading post at the headwaters of the Ohio River.
The New York and New Jersey campaign, was a series of battles in 1776 and the winter months of 1777 for control of New York City and the state of New Jersey during the American Revolutionary War.
During the Battle of Long Island, Nathan Hale, a captain in the Continental Army, volunteered to go behind enemy lines in disguise to report back on British troop movements. Hale was captured by the British army and executed as a spy on September 22, 1776.