The Battle Of Lexington And Concord Essay

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The American Revolution was from 1775 to 1783. The battle was fought between Britain and its colonies in America. What led to the Revolution? It began with the Proclamation of 1763, “The Acts” (Sugar Act, Quartering Act, Stamp Act, and the Tea Act) and the Boston Massacre. Also, another factor includes the Boston Tea Party. The British had advantages in population, money, Naval support, and Native American Support. The British disadvantages includes Ireland, the French, and the Whigs. The colonies disadvantages included an poorly organized army that lacked unity, the increasing amount of sectionalism and jealousy between the colonies, and the ongoing economic difficulties. The unity between the colonies promoted people to join the colonies in the fight against Britain, with the motto “Join or Die”. The American advantages included great leadership from Benjamin Franklin, defensive fighting, and foreign aid from France. The American Revolution would start to shape the nation’s political and social outlook.

The first battle was the Battle of Lexington and Concord in April 1775. British soldiers were ordered to destroy the militia;s ammunition dumps in Concord, by General Gage. The first shot was the “Shot heard around the world” and it began the war. The battle was fought in Lexington. The U.S. colonists would win that battle. The next battle was the Battle of Fort Ticonderoga in May 1775. The battle was fought in New York by Lake Champlain, where the fort had many cannons.…

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