Battle of Concord and Lexington

Battle of Concord and Lexington
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  • British troops are sent from Boston to Concord
  • Britain's goal on sending troops to the colonies
  • The morning after the troops were sent the fighting had started between the Colonists and British
  • The people involved in the battle of Lexington and Concord were the British colonists living in the 13 colonies in Massachusetts, and members of British authority along with British troops. There 700 men sent from Boston to Concord that were British troops to find weapons. 
  • The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere and William Dawes
  • THE BRITISH ARE COMING! THE BRITISH ARE COMING!
  • Another part of the British's goal was to find and arrest the two Patriot leaders John Hancock and Samuel Adams.
  • THE BATTLE AT CONCORD 
  • Fighting began the next morning on the 19th when colonial militiamen began to mobilize so they could intercept the Redcoats.
  • The significance of this event 
  • WE'VE GAINED OUR INDEPENDENCE
  • After the British had reached the town of Lexington William Dawes and Paul Revere rode all the way to Concord to warn the colonists that the British were coming  
  • After the colonial militiamen began to mobilize to intercept the British, the British ended up retreating due to intense open fire from the Colonists.
  • The colonists proved that they could stand up to one of the worlds most powerful armies, but more importantly it was the first military engagement between the British and the Colonists. This event showed that the colonies in America had power and were willing to fight for their freedom from Britain.
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