In 1774, it was a gathering of colonial leaders who were deeply troubled about the relationship between Great Britan and the colonies.
On April 19, 1175 british troops arived at Lexington near Concord where 70 armed mintieman waited. The battle was over in nutes and the Britsh troops marched to Concord
In May 1775, 12 out of the 13 colonies had delegates that represented a first attempt at a Republican government on the colonies.
The famous battle, The Battle of Bunker Hill, was actually launched at Breed's Hill. On June 17th the colonist dug their way into the hill overnight so that the british would have to fight their way uphill and over Boston Harbor. The british ended up winning but was a tragic loss because they lost so many soldiers.
In March 1776 Washing moved the army to the heights for a better vantage point on the British. The British ended up retreating to Canada. The Patriots now had the upper hand.
In June 1776 the British general pushed George Washington's Army on to Long Island. Thankful the spies of the Continental Army went behind enemy lines to obtain information. Sadly, the Patriots had to flee on French ships.