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On the night of April 18, 1775, British sol- diers quietly marched out of Boston. Co- lonial leaders thought they were going to Concord to take the military supplies. Paul Revere and William Dawes were sent on separate routes to spread the word throughout the countryside. Revere stopped in Lexington to warn Hancock and Dawes that the British might be look- ing for them. When the British arrived in Lexington on April 19, the minutemen were waiting for them. As the two groups faced each other, a shot rang out! No one knows for certain which side fired it. It was called “the shot heard ‘round the world.” The American Revolution had begun ! ! ! Volume 1, Issue 1 The British Are COMING ! ! ! May 1775 Events Leading to The American Revolution 1763—Parliament issued the Proclamation of 1763 1765– Parliament passed the Stamp Act 1767—Parliament passed the Townsend Acts 1768—British soldiers moved to Boston, which
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Unformatted text preview: eventually triggered the Boston Massacre in 1770 • 1773—Boston colonists took part in the Boston Tea Party • 1774—The British passed strict laws that the colonists called the Intolerable Acts. Battlefield Press Portraits Petersen’s Press from Waterford Elementary Second Continental Congress Plans Meeting The second Continental Congress meets in Phila-delphia to draw up war plans. It establishes an army and appoints George Washington as commander-in-chief Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Made a hero of Paul Revere in The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, but in fact, Revere never finished his ride. He and Dawes met in Lexington and set out for Concord with a Dr. Prescott, who was on his way home. The three were surprised by some British officers between Lexington and Concord. Revere was captured, Dawes fled, and Dr. Prescott was the one who warned the Concord minutemen tom prepare for a British attack....
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