How did the battle at Lexington and Concord affect us today?
The battle was the first shots in a war that would end in1789 with the constitution and Washington taking office as the first president.
Battle at Lexington and Concord is the main reason for open armed conflict between United Kingdom of Britain and thirteen of its colonies on the mainland of British America.
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In the beginning, someone on one of the sides that you speak of made someone of the other side mad enough to take action. If you research this you will find that I am definitely right on this one.
Lexington and Concord were the first battles of the American Revolution, not a separate war. British soldiers were sent to seize militia arms and ammunition stored in Concord. They were intercepted by the Minutemen at Lexington Green but the resistance was brief and the Americans withdrew with a f…ew casualties. When the British reached Concord, the Americans had gained additional support and the âshot heard around the worldâ was fired. The British column retreat turned into a rout under heavy sniping. ( Full Answer )
They were battles in the American revolution and were fought at Lexington, and Concord, respectively.
After the Boston Tea Party the crown had closed the port of Boston, brought in more troops, and passed the Intolerable Acts ( colonial wording) so tensions were high in and around Boston. The British thought that by doing all of this that they would teach the colony respect, but it did the opposite.… The Son's of Liberty had been collecting guns and ammo and storing it in places like Concord. On the night of April 18, 1775 the British finally decided to raid Concord and 700 British troops crossed the Charles River to march to Concord to arrest patriot leaders like John Adams. They were also to seize gunpowder, guns, and anything else they could find. Later, that night Dawes and Prescott rode through Lexington to warn that "regulars were on the march" ( Revere never finished the ride. He was arrested by a patrol.) The men of Lexington decided to form and wait for the troops on the colonial green. All 77 of the town's men and boys waited for the most powerful army in the world at that time. When the troops arrived in Lexington the men were told to "get off the Kings green." and to leave. They didn't and shots were fired ( no one knows who shot them) and 8 Americans were killed as well as several others were wounded. After setting fire to a couple of houses and raiding them the British moved on to Concord. News about Lexington moved fast and Concord was ready to greet the troops. On the small bridge in Concord the two groups met and the "shot that was heard around the world" was fired. The war had started. All the way back to Boston ( 25 miles) the troops were shot at by the hundred of colonials that had now gathered. The British lost 273 men that day to the colonials 91. ( Full Answer )
because it was considered the 1st of the American Revolution, so back then there was still a little bit of slavery. So they were trying to get there freedom back..
These battles showed that the colonists, although not using the traditional fighting techniques, had a chance against Britain. It highlighted Britain's weaknesses, such as their outdated ways of fighting and their lack of knowledge of the land. It also showed that Britain had terribly underestimated… the power of the colonists. ( Full Answer )
The soldiers were told not to fire until the other side did. Somebody (nobody knows who) fired so everybody started shooting.
The British won because the Colonists were forced to retreat. ^ That's absolute bullcrap, the colonists won. READ.
These are two battles fought on the same day , April 18, 1775, and were the first shots in the Revolutionary War. Coming from Boston to seize colonial military stores at Concord, Mass., a British force of 700 was met at Lexington by 77 local minutemen Resistance soon ended. The British moved on to n…earby Concord, where they were met by more than 300 American patriots and were forced to withdraw. On their march back to Boston, they were continually shot at by colonists firing from behind barns, trees, and roadside walls. Deaths totaled 273 British and 95 Americans. The long term outcome was the declaration of independence and the Revolutionary War which lasted for five years, resulted in the surrender of the British and the formation of the United States of America. . ( Full Answer )
The Battle of Lexington was at Lexington, Massachusetts The Battle of Concord began at Concord, Massachusetts, and as the heavily outnumbered British retreated, became a running battle all the way back to Boston.
the colonists won the battle!!!!!!!! * . The Brittish won Lexington and the Colonists (the Contenental Army) won Concord. Both Battles took place on April 19,1775
They were the first major battles against British troops and resulted in the Declaration of Independence.
Put simply, the British forces in Boston, MA were ordered to find the arms and ammunition of the American Colonists, which were suspected to be in nearby Concord. The Americans were alerted of the intrusion by dozens of Patriot riders who spread the news all across the countryside. When the British …arrived in Lexington, about halfway to Concord, they were met by about 70 militiamen under Captain John Parker. British Major Pitcairn shouted to the nervous Americans, "Disperse ye rebels!." The Americans began to back away and disperse when a shot was fired. Alarmed, the British soldiers spontaneously opened fire, killing eight Patriots and wounding ten more. The British continued to Concord, where accounts vary as to what was found, (some say several cannon and a few dozen small arms, other sources say nothing at all.) A small force of British soldiers were ordered to guard the North Bridge in case the Americans tried to counterattack. After several minutes of awkward staring at each other from across the bridge, the Americans opened fire. The British force tried to retreat to Boston in order, but they were repeatedly ambushed and the retreat became nearly a rout by the time the surviving British soldiers arrived back in Boston. ( Full Answer )
Because the British were compelled to retreat within Boston,leaving to the Patriots the initiative to lay the siege to thecity.
The Lexington battle and Concord battle were important because theywere the first battles of the war. These marked the first openconflicts of the war.
The Battle of Lexington and Concord was important because it marked the beginning of The American Revolution. Also it made the Colinistes more confident that the could deafet the British.
Congress named a Virginian , George Washington , to command the Continental Army, which is the military force that would carry out the fight against Britain. As Washington prepared for the was, the congress pursued peace. On July 5th the delegates signed the Olive Branch Petition, asking the king to… restore harmony between Britain and the colonies. King George refused to read it and looked for new way to punish the colonies. ( Full Answer )
I'm not sure who led the American militia, but General Thomas Gage ordered the ammunition, and weapons to be hidden. Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith led the troops. And at the Battle of Lexington they were led by Major John Pitcairn.
The famous battles that began the American Revolutionary War, atLexington and at Concord, began early in the morning of April 19,1775. In Lexington at first light, colonial militia troopsassembled and faced off with the advancing British soldiers.Dispersed quickly by British shots, the Americans met… the Britishagain at Concord later in the day, where the reinforced colonialsdrove back their enemy then harassed them during their long marchback to Boston. ( Full Answer )
The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. They were fought on April 19, 1775, in Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, within the towns of Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Menotomy (present-day Arlington), and Cambridge, near… Boston. ( Full Answer )
The major effects of the Battle of Lexington and Concord, was it was the official beginning of the American Revolutionary War. Another major effect was that through the hard work, hardships, and sacrifices that the American Colonists had to make, the United States of America would become a free and …independent nation. ( Full Answer )
The battles were two major battles on the same day. Lexington happened first on the morning April 19, 1775 when the British patrol marched into the town and met 77 colonial men waiting for them. Shots were fired, several were wounded and killed. The troops set fire to some of the houses and then mar…ched on to Concord. At Concord they were met at the Concord Bridge where a battle took place. By this time all of the area had heard of the two battles and came to fire shots at the patrols as they marched the 20 miles back to Boston. The war was on. ( Full Answer )
No one led the battle of Lexington. It was an event that just happened and history does not report who fired the first shot. The British were enroute to Concord when they found the 77 colonist on the Lexington green. Someone fired the first shot and soon a battle began. When it was all done the Brit…ish reorganized and continued their march to Concord. ( Full Answer )
The battle at Lexington was technically won by the Americans because more British solders died.
It end with the Americans following the British back to their homeland and harming 250 British men. Lexington and Concord are considered the first battles of the Revolution. FOr more information, go check out "Dezirocks1998" on YOUTUBE.! http://www.youtube.com/
i think it was Lexington and concord but i think that was concord because they had those most soilders and they was more Healther SO WHEN WE GO TO THE HISTORY AWNAER WE ARE GOING TO SAY THAT CONCORD WON THAT BALLTE
A group of minutemen were told to leave Lexington, as they did someone fired a shot that is known as "the shot heard 'round the world." Both sides started to shoot afte r that shot. When they had stoped eight colonist were killed and ten wounded.
it was impotant because lexinton was important so gaby dont u thinku should try instead of looking at it in anser .com
General Gage heard that Samuel Adams and John Hancock were meetingin Lexington. He also heard that minutemen were storing weapons inConcord. He ordered more than 700 soldiers to go arrest Hancock andAdams and and find the weapons.
British General Gage learned that the colonists had stored supplies and ammunition at Concord, MA, some 20 miles from Boston. On 19 April 1775, he sent 700 of his troops to seize the munitions and, if possible, capture and arrest Samuel Adams and John Hancock. Gage had received information that thos…e two ârebelsâ were hiding out in Concord. Warning the Americans that the British were marching to Concord were the trio Revere, Dawes, and Prescott, of the famous âMidnight Ride.â When British Major John Pitcairn arrived at Lexington, which was on the way to Concord, he found 70 American minutemen (actually, they were almost all farmers) in battle formation at the town square. Pitcairn ordered the Americans to disperse but when they didnât move after the second order to do so, someone fired a shot. It is not known if the shot was fired by Americans or British. The British easily cleared Lexington and marched on to Concord. He found more Americans arming the bridge into the town so Pitcairn order the British to return to Boston. All the way back to Boston, the Americans sniped at the British from behind trees and rocks, inflicting serious injury to the British troops. When the Redcoats reached Boston, 250 had been killed or wounded. Lexington and Concord are considered the first battles of the Revolution.\nIt was time for the colonists to determine which side of the fight they would join, Patriots or Loyalists. ( Full Answer )
Most of the combatants would have used smooth bore muskets, some may have had rifled muskets which were more accurate but took longer to load.
In Lexington, the 77 militiamen were led by Captain John Parker. They stood in ranks on the village green when the British marched into town enroute to Concord. Parker knew they were badly outnumbered and hoped to avoid conflict, but someone - no one knows who - fired a shot. In the battle, eight mi…litiamen were killed and ten wounded - about one-quarter the total force. No British soldiers were killed and one was wounded. The battle of Concord was much larger. Colonel James Barrett led the 250 militiamen of Concord and nearby Lincoln. When he saw that he was outnumbered almost three to one by the advance guard of the British Army approaching the town, he withdrew to a hilltop outside town and waited for reinforcements. During the day the militia force grew to about 2,000. Colonel Barrett did not command all of it; the militia were local groups, each with their own leader. The leaders discussed their strategy and decided to attack the British. They routed the advance force, but the British had already done some damage to Concord and continued to attack townspeople and militia and search for military supplies as they headed back to Boston. The militiamen also continued to attack the British. ( Full Answer )
The battle of Lexington and Concord were actually two different battles. The Battle of Lexington was fought in Lexington and Battle of Concord was fought in Concord. They are in Middlesex count, Massachusetts.
The British Solders headed toward Lexington and Concord had set farmhouses on fire as they marched along the road. When the people in the surrounding area saw the light from the flames, they grabbed their guns and ran toward the flames. When the British army retreated from Concord, the groups of has…tily drawn up militias fired their guns at the retreating solders. As they retreated more and more militia killed more and more British solders. A relief battalion set out from Boston to rescue the retreating solders. Those not killed were rescued. The king had previously closed Boston Harbor. Ships had sailed across the river and unloaded their cargoes at the city of Charleston, Massachusetts. After their defeat at Concord, the British solders went across the river from Boston and burned the city of Charleston. They burned the one city in Massachusetts totally loyal to the King. They destroyed their allies. They followed the burning of Charleston with the Battle of Bunker Hill. Since Charleston no longer existed, all the victory gave them was the loss of life of 1,500 solders. ( Full Answer )
In the battle of Concord and Lexington, the Patriots were outnumbered but after the battle, they ambushed the British soldiers. Though they lost, they felt proud that they killed many on the ambushed.
Yup the battle was fought in Boston aka"Boston tea party " that battle had an effect on those 2 battles .
In most colonies, Minute-Men were being trained. General Thomas Gage heard about some potential weapons in Concord, and marched British troops up to Concord from Boston to try and get rid of the weapons.
Lexington was 77 colonial men on the town green meeting 1800 British regulars. These were well trained troops meeting farmers. When they left Lexington for Concord they left several men dead, but coming back from there was harder. Hundreds of colonials met to fight them and as they walked back the 3…0 miles to Boston in wool uniforms in 86 degree weather many went berserk. They charged into houses and killed the people, looted houses, set houses on fire, and by the time they reached Boston that night 273 men had been killed by the colonial forces. The colonial had 91 killed. ( Full Answer )
That even though the militia of the American colonies were just Minutemen, they could fight a revolutionary war against Britain.
The British most certainly used the .75 cal musket known as the Brown Bess. 1st and 2nd model land patterns dating from 1728 and 1760s. The colonists were diversely armed with muskets obtained by buying, stealing or bribing and muskets made in the colonies by the Committees of Safety and Fowlers tha…t were common to farmers and sportsmen at the time. There were some Virginia riflemen armed with their Pennsylvania or Virginia made rifles which were far more accurate but slower to load than the muskets. The Shot Heard Round the World is rumored to have been fired from a Scottish pistol ( Full Answer )
There are no quotes reported from Lexington and Concord. On the bridge of Concord there is a minuteman statue with the line "A shot heard around the world."
General Thomas Gage commanded the British forces that occupied Boston. Intelligence given to Gage reported that colonial rebels were stockpiling weapons in the town of Concord, Massachusetts. Gage sent a unit of British troops to confiscate the weapons. The local militias of Lexington and Concord re…ceived word that the British were advancing towards the weapons stockpile, and took arms to defend the weapons. The British column encountered resistance from the Lexington militia. In the Battle of Lexington, British troops were able to scatter the Lexington militia, but when the British reached Concord, they encountered fierce colonial resistance and were forced to retreat. ( Full Answer )
The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolution.
The main weapon they would of used were the musketsï¼and canon The secondary weapon they might of used were the rifleï¼pistolï¼and swordsã
There were many men in the battle, three of them were Captain John Parker, Colonel James Barrett (Both Colonists), and Lieutenants Colonel Francis Smith.
Several Americans were killed,also many werewounded. The first shots were firedjust as the sun was rising atLexington. The British were outnumbered by many,so theydidn't think it was far.
The Battle of Lexington and Concord was made up of two battles that began on April 18th, 1775. British troops were sent to Concord to capture John Hancock and Samuel Adams , but both men had been warned about the British attack. The night of April 18th, Paul Revere rode through Concord warning… everybody about the British attack. So when the British came in to take and attack the Rebels, the Minutemen, Americans who were"ready to fight in a minute," were waiting to attack at Lexington. The Americans were withdrawing when someone fired a shot, and the British troops started to fire at the Minutemen. The British then charged with bayonets. Nobody knows who shot first. "Don't fire unless fired upon. But if they want a war let it begin heres" said Captain John Parker, commander of the Minutesmen. The British killed many Minutemen and wounded many more in this Battle at Lexington. The rest of the Minutemen scattered into the woods. After this fight, the British found out that Hancock and Adams had escaped. So the British marched towards Concord looking for ammunition. As the British went to look at a nearby farm for weapons, they ran into a group of minutemen at Concord's North Bridge. There was a big fight, and the Minutemen made the British retreat. The Minutemen tried not to let the British retreat, but the retreat was successful. The Battles of Lexington and Concord were battles that took many lives. By the end of the day, British troops had lost 273 soldiers, while the Colonists lost only 94. 18 of these Colonists had died during the battle at Lexington. The Revolutionary War had begun. Ralph Waldo Emerson, a famous poet, called the Battle of Lexington "the shot heard 'round the world," because this battle began the Revolutionary War. His poem is on a monument by Concord's North Bridge. ( Full Answer )
The battle at Lexingtonan Concord would affect how the othercolonies would be treated or perceived.
On April 19, 1775 the Americans won the battle. They finally got their rights and liberties back.
They were the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. The British Army attempted to seize weapons stored by the American militia in those two towns, and were met with armed resistance.