Why Was The Battle Of Hoxington And Concord Important To The Revolutionary War

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The American Revolution: Battles of Lexington and Concord Jaydon Yancey P.2A 12/1/2015 Abstract The battles of Lexington and Concord were very important to the Revolutionary War. Those battles showed just how small the colonists were compared to the Europeans. The www.history.com staff (2009) stated that there were 700 British troops compared to a measly 77 militiamen .They also showed how our motivation helped us overall win the war. We had small amounts of militiamen but still fought off the British and warned people before they attacked. They finally showed us how a long term battle can happen over one battle and a bunch of taxes. The www.history.com staff (2009) noted that the British were using the colonists by throwing …show more content…

Anderson (2004) stated that the British had ten times more men and had a little chance of being defeated. Although this was true we still fought back and managed to only wound one of their soldiers in the Lexington battle. Then the British kept on marching to Concord to seize colonist weapons. www.history.com staff (2009) stated that in Concord the colonist’s numbers were up to two thousand. These numbers increased so quickly because we established a militia in most of the towns. www.history.com (2009) stated that the militiamen were known as minutemen because they could respond on moment’s notice. This is why the numbers of the armies were so significant and affected the outcome of the war. Next I will talk about how the colonists had way more motivation than the British in the early …show more content…

Anderson (2004) stated that the first thing the British did to anger the colonists was place the Sugar, Townshend, and the Stamp Acts. This then led to the Boston Massacre, then the Boston Tea Party, and then finally to the battles of Lexington and Concord. www.history.com (2009) stated that the main point of the battles in these areas was for the British to confiscate weapons to stop them from attacking them in that area. This action caused the colonists to become even angrier and resist the British. This was the significance of how the British’s actions caused the colonists to hate the British and

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