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American Revolution

Events of the American Revolution

The Boston massacre took place when British troops fired on anti-British demonstrators. Group of colonists hurled snowballs and rocks at British soldiers, led by Captain Thomas Preston. During this "massacre" only killing 5 colonists. Crispus Attucks, first African American killed in battle, was also one of the few colonists that died during the "massacre". War began when the "minutemen" in Massachusetts fought a brief skirmish with British troops at Lexington and Concord. Lexington and Concord was the first battle of the American Revolution. It was also the first military engagement of the american revolution. The British and the colonists fought on April 19, 1775. During this battle sides refused to fire first, but an unknown shot was fired and that began the battle. While the British fought in lines, the colonists didn't so they were able to hide and fire from a far without being seen by the "red coats". The Battle of Trenton was a small but pivotal battle during the American Revolution. The Americans were fighting against the Hessian and the British troops. This battle took place December 26, 1776, which was the morning after Christmas day. A lot of the soldiers were not prepared to fight in this battle because of such a celebration the night before. George Washington led American and did a sneak attack on the Hessians and won the war.


General George Washington did an amazing tragedy to surely win the war; surprise attack on the Hessians and the British troops to go home with a win at the Battle of Trenton. Although Thomas Paine never fought as a solider in the Boston Massacre he used his powerful words to fight his battle instead; fighting for independence and rights. The battle of Lexington and concord was such an important battle in the american revolution. It was the first key battle in the American revolution. All of these battles were key points in the American revolution that clearly made such an impact soon after such as independence, rights, and land.