Battles of Lexington and Concord

Battles of Lexington and Concord

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The Battle of Lexington and Concord storyboard project.

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  • What were King George III's mistakes that the colonists wrote about?
  • The Blows
  • The Continental Congress listed all of the King's mistakes in a message to the King George III. The king refused to answer the colonist's messages and decided to give "blows" to the colonists.
  • The Midnight Ride
  • The First Blow
  • The Spy
  • It was April 1775 when a spy told the King's commander in British Troops in America, General Gage that the colonists were hiding a large amount of gunpowder and weapons in Concord.
  • Why did the British want the colonists' gunpowder and weapons?
  • On April 8, 1775 when Gage's best 700 troops were marching 20 miles to Concord surprise attack the colonists so that they don't move the weapons and gun powder, but what they didn't know is that the colonists had an eye on them because they too had a spy.
  • The 20 Mile Quest for Weapons and Gunpowder
  • Why did Gage bring so many of his best troops?
  • How come Revere only went to certain people's houses and not everyone​'?
  • Paul Revere and William Dawes were riding through the countryside warning colonists that the British are coming. (Not in those exact words though)
  • At Lexington a small amount of Minutemen gathered and their Captain, John Parker told them not to fire unless fored upon. In the morning British troops appeared and some shot was fired so the soldiers rushed forward and shot wildly. After the firing, eight colonists were dead and 10 injured, so the British cheered in victory.
  • What are blows?
  • The British came to Concord looking for gunpowder and weapons, but the colonists moved the gunpowder and hid the weapons. In fustration the soldiers piled up some tools, tents, and gun carriages and set them on fire. Minutemen from the surrounding countryside saw the smoke, so Captain Isaac David marched his minutemen down as the British fired killing Davis. Two minutes later the redcoats ran away in panic and the colonists' losses wete far less than the British
  • The Second Blow and Victory
  • Why were the British surprised that the colonists didn't run away?
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