Road to Revolution 2

Road to Revolution 2

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  • The 1st Continental Congress
  • The 2nd Continental Congress
  • Battles of Lexington AND Concord
  • In September 1774 50 leaders from 12 colonies met in Philadelphia. The meeting brought together delegates from most of the British colonies on the North American continent so it was called the First Continental Congress.
  • By 1750, the American colonies were bursting with growth. In just a century, the population of the colonies had grown from 50,000 to more than a million people. What brought about this rapid growth Cheap land? Religious tolerance Economic opportunity While all of these were important interacting people to the colonies, there was another important reason.
  • The general ordered around 700 of his best troops to march to Concord and seize the weapons. To keep the colonists from moving the weapons, the attack had to be a surprise, so Gage had his troops march the 20 miles to Concord at night.
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