The Battles of Lexington and Concord
on April 19, 1775, marked the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War - an open armed conflict between Great Britain and 13 of its North American colonies which had declared themselves as the independent United States of America.
More importantly for the engagements at Lexington and Concord
, Revere had ridden to Lexington three days earlier--on April 16, Easter Sunday--to alert local militias and prepare them for action that appeared imminent.
In this regard, the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott may be viewed as Black America's Lexington and Concord
, where freedom was born in "the cradle of the Confederacy.
In America Goes to War Charles Neimeyer succeeds in "deconstruct[ing] the myths of Lexington and Concord
The fighting at Lexington and Concord
provided vivid evidence of the depth of colonial discontent with the Crown.
Principal battles: Lexington and Concord
(1775); Long Island (1776); Newport (Rhode Island) (1778).
He fought at Lexington and Concord
and later did printing work for the new government.
Douglas Library Book Group Discuss Ray Raphael's "The First American Revolution: before Lexington and Concord
, 6:30 p.
Monday, 21 April is Patriot's Day, which commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord
fought near Boston in 1775.
Think: Droll ``American Experience'' documentary on re-enactors of the Battle of Lexington and Concord
, which began the American Revolution.
This book provides a straightforward analysis of a much-ignored chapter in the history of the American Revolution: namely, the widespread and popular anti-British protests manifested in rural Massachusetts during the crucial twelve months that preceded the skirmishes at Lexington and Concord
The Revolutionary War begins when British soldiers and American patriots clash at Lexington and Concord
The clashes at Lexington and Concord
began the war for American independence, even though a formal declaration would not be made for more than a year.
Independence from England had already been secured in parts of the country by grassroots rebellion a year before the battles at Lexington and Concord
that initiated hostilities with Britain.
After the Battles of Lexington and Concord
, Massachusetts' pro-British military Governor Thomas Gage wrote to Connecticut Governor Jonathan Trumbull seeking assistance against the patriots.