Lexington and Concord
The battles of Lexington and concord fought on April 19, 1775, kicked off the American revolutionary war (1775-1783). tensions have been building for many years between residents of 13 American colonies and the British authorities, particularly in Massachusetts.
Monday, Nov. 3rd, 4:45pm
Lexington, KY, United States
The size of the British army is 1800 troops. the British had muskets and a bayonet
What lead to the battle.
Starting in 1764, Great Britain enacted a series of measures aimed at raising revenue from its 13 American colonies. Many of those measures, including the Sugar Act, Stamp Act and Townshend Acts, generated fierce resentment among the colonists, who protested against "taxation without representation." Boston, the site of the 1770 Boston Massacre and the 1773 Boston Tea Party, was one of the main points of resistance. King George lll of Britain ramped up the military presence there, and in June 1774 he shut down the city's harbor until colonist paid for tea dumped overboard the previous year. Soon after, the British Parliament declared that Massachusetts was in open rebellion.