Lexington and Concord

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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 made it through South Bridge to warn the Colonists. 2.Which towns does the British army go through after they leave Boston? The British army went through 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 had to cross Charlestown in order to get to Mainland. They enter by sea, Through Mystic River. 4.Why do you think that the Sons of Liberty arranged to have 3 riders warn that the British were advancing? They arranged to have 3 riders for it was harder to stop the message from arriving to its destination. If they catch 1 rider, they still have two on their way.

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. The orders were they were told not to say anything or do anything unless they were insulted, and were to disperse. 2.What does Parker say the British troops did when they approached his militia? John Parker said the British shot 8 men killing them all.

3.How credible is John Parker’s testimony?
It was very convincing or believed.

Source 3: Edward Gould’s Affidavit
1.What does Lieutenant Gould testify as to who fired first at Lexington? Lieutenant Gould did not know who fired first.
2.What does he say about who fired first at Concord?
He said him and his crew drew up the first fire at Concord.
3.How credible is his account? Justify your reasoning.
Not so convincing for he mentioned very little detail.

Source 4: Illustration of Battle of Lexington
1.What does this picture tell you about the Battle of Lexington? The British totally...
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