Who was the first person to die in the American revolutionary war?
Crispus Attucks was the first person killed during the American Revolutionary War. He was killed during the Boston Massacre.
How did Crispus Attucks play a significant role in being the first killed in the American Revolution?
Most historians believe that Crispus Attucks, a former black slave, was the first one to die during the Boston Massacre. Other historians say it isn't true. But, until the non-believing historians can prove it was someone else - Crispus Attucks will continue to be listed in the American History books, as the first casualty of the American Revolution.