Source 1: Map of the events of April 18-19, 1775
1. Which rider makes it through South Bridge to warn the colonists in Concord that the British are coming? William Dawson was the rider to warn the colonists that the British are coming. 2.Which towns does the British army go through after they leave Boston? Cambridge ,Menotomy and Lexington 3.Evaluate the British route. How do they make it to the mainland from Boston? Do they enter by land or by sea? Explain your answer using geographic landmarks. They made it to the mainland from Boston go across Charlestown. They enter by sea(Charles river or Mystic river) 4.Why do you think that the Sons of Liberty arranged to have 3 riders warn that the British were advancing? Having three riders gave the Patriots a better chance of getting the information through. Its harder to catch three people in different directions. Source 2: John Parker’s Affidavit
1.According to John Parker, what were his orders to his colonial troops if they were approached by British troops? What were his orders once the troops approached? Explain in your own words. To not do anything unless they try them, in that case they were disperse, not fire. 2.What does Parker say the British troops did when they approached his militia? He says the British rushed them and shot killing eight men 3.How credible is John Parker’s testimony? Very Credible
Source 3: Edward Gould’s Affidavit
1.What does Lieutenant Gould testify as to who fired first at Lexington? He don’t know who did. 2.What does he say about who fired first at Concord? They fired first at Concord. 3.How credible is his account? Justify your reasoning. Not Credible. Because he doesn’t show much detail in his affidavit. Source 4: Illustration of Battle of Lexington
1.What does this picture tell you about the Battle of Lexington? The British Destroyed them all. 2.What is the colonial response when the British arrive? Use evidence from the painting to justify your response. They all run away...
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