Source 1: Map of the events of April 18-19, 1775
Which rider makes it through South Bridge to warn the colonists in Concord that the British are coming? Paul Revere Which towns does the British army go through after they leave Boston?Concord, Lexington, and Monotomy. 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 enter by sea throught he Charles River. Why do you think that the Sons of Liberty arranged to have 3 riders warn that the British were advancing?Incase something were to happen to one of them. Source 2: John Parker’s Affidavit
According to John Parker, what were his orders to his colonial troops if they were approached by British troops? ordered our Militia to meet on the Common in said Lexington to consult what to do, and concluded not to be discovered, nor meddle or make with said Regular Troops . What were his orders once the troops approached? he told them not to fire any of there weapons.Explain in your own words. What does Parker say the British troops did when they approached his militia?Troops made their appearance and rushed furiously, fired upon, and killed eight of our Party without receiving any Provocation therefor from us.
How credible is John Parker’s testimony? pretty credible
Source 3: Edward Gould’s Affidavit
What does Lieutenant Gould testify as to who fired first at Lexington?he didn't know for sure. What does he say about who fired first at Concord? "but which party fired first, I cannot exactly say, as our Troops rush'd on shouting, and huzzaing, previous to the firing, which was continued by our Troops, so long as any of the provincials were to be seen." How credible is his account? Justify your reasoning.I would believe john Parker's testimony over his because Lietenant Gould had to answer to his superiors and had more to lose Source 4: Illustration of Battle of Lexington
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