The Battle of Bunker Hill
How did the colonists force the British to leave Boston?
June 16, 1776-Col. William Prescott and his men seize Bunker Hill and Breed's Hill just outside of Boston.
The British approach and are fired upon when they got close.
"Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes."
The British retreated but came back again and took over both Bunker Hill and Breed's Hill.
The battle showed Britain that the Patriots would not be an easy enemy.
January 1776-Washington surrounds Boston with troops and cannons. As a result, the British general ordered his men to leave Boston.
Result=King George III orders a blockade of all colonial ports.
blockade-shutting of a port to keep supplies from moving in or out.