Lexington and Concord
By: Zoe and Nicole
Important people in the Battle
John Adams was one of the founding fathers of the United States. He fought for American Independence as a Massachusetts delegate to the Continental Congress.
King George lll
King George lll roll was to lead the battle, and solders to victory.
Paul Revere told the men that the British were coming and ready to attack.
Ben Franklin key roles in the Revolutionary War was as Ambassador to France.
Why This Battle Was Important
The Battle of Lexington and Concord was very important. It was the battle that marked the start of the Revolutionary War. It started with a shot known as 'the shot heard around the world"
The battle at Concord
When the British got to Concord they searched for weapons. They weren't able to find any because, the women of Concord had hidden them all if fields and barns around the town. The Patriots from nearby towns had came to Concord. They outnumbered the British. After a brief battle at North Bridge in Concord, the British retreated.
The British won the battle at Lexington, but in Concord the patriots won. On the way back to Boston, the British were still being fired at. By the time they reached Boston they had suffered heavy losses. About 250 had been wounded or dead. The Patriots only had about 50 dead and 40 wounded.
Paul Revere did not shout "The British are coming!" This would have confused many people as some still considered themselves British.