American Revolution Highlights

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American Revolution Highlights

Boston Tea Party Ship

Old North Church, Boston

John Pulling, Jr. climbed the steeple of this church and held high two lanterns as a signal from Paul Revere that the British were marching to Lexington and Concord by sea across the Charles River and not by land.

This church is an important part of the story of Paul Revere.The fateful events that took place her ignited the American Revolution.This event help the Sons of Liberty prepare for battle.

The British reaction to the Boston Tea Party would fan the flames of rebillion in the 13 colonies. Events on this ship are an important part of the history of America.

On Dec 16th, 1773, to protest against Tea Act the Sons of Liberty disguised themselves as Native Americans, boarded three ships docked in Boston Harbor and destroyed 342 chests of tea.

Independence Hall

The Declaration of Independence was signed in this building on July 4, 1776.

The Independence Hall was also the site were the American Flag was first unveiled in 1777.In 1781, the Articles of Confederation uniting all thirteen British colonies were ratified here.In 1787 the US Constitution was drafted in this building.

Fort Ticonderoga

Paul Revere House

Old State House

Carpenter's Hall

Lexington, Massachusetts

On May 10, 1775, Benedict Arnold of Massachusetts joined Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys of Vermont in a dawn attack on the fort, surprising and capturing the sleeping British garrison.

This was the first American victory of the Revolutionary War.This vicotry gave the Continental Army much-needed artilleryto be used in future battles.This is part of the history of Vermont's Green Mountain Boys.

It hosted the First Continental Congress in 1774.

In 1776-1777 part of the first and second floors of the Hall were used as an Infirmary for disabled American soldiers.This building was home to Franklin's Library Company.British troops occupied Philadelphia and the Hall until Jun. 18, 1778.

The decade-long political feud between the British government and the American colonists, determined to retain their rights as British subjects, came to a devastating climax as British regulars clashed with colonial militia and minute men on April 19, 1775 at Lexington, Concord's North Bridge and on the long, bloody road back to Boston. The fighting that began that day soon grew into a war for independence that lasted more than eight years. Many years later, Ralph Waldo Emerson used the phrase "the shot heard round the world" to describe the significance of this event.

Lexington and Concord were thefirst battles of the Revolutionary War.

On the night of April 18, 1775, silversmith Paul Revere left his small wooden home in Boston's North End and set out on a journey that would make him into a legend.

Paul Revere owned the homefrom 1770 to 1800.It is downtown Boston's oldestbuilding.Revere was living at this house the nighthe set forth on April 18, 1775 to make hismomentous ride to Lexington.

On July 18, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read for the first time to the public in Massachusetts from the balcony of the Old State House.On the town square outside its doors, the Boston Massacre unfolded in 1770 - See more at:

At the heart of Revolutionary Boston, the Old State House, on the Freedom Trail, was at the center of ideas and events that sparked the American Revolution.

It was here, John Adams declared that the child Independence was born.


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