Road to Revolution
The Boston Tea Party
Image of the Boston Tea Party
The Intolerable acts
These Acts angered the Bostonians because they further limited their rights. This affected other colonists too because they realised they could have what few rights they had taken from them.
Image of English Parliment
The Battles of Lexington and Concord
Word spread quickly and over 2000 colonists came to the Battle of Concord. When the British Soldiers reached concord they were attacked by the Colonists. Now the tables had turned and the British Soldiers now outnumbered retreated. The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first battles of the Revolutionary War without them the war may have never started.
Later when large organised militias were formed the term minutemen was applied to those 1/3 of the soldiers that had to be constantly ready for battle. These militiamen were important to the war effort because they were the first to get to a battle field and were prepared for an ambush.
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