American Greatness in the Revolutionary War
Battle of Lexington and Concord
The Battle of Lexington and Concord took place on the 18th of April, 1775. British plans were discovered to send 700 soldiers to Concord, a town outside of Boston. Their plans were to destroy guns and ammunition that were being stored in the town. They were also planning to arrest Samuel Adams and John Hancock, who were two of the leaders of the patriot movement. The Americans were warned of the assault of the British, and Adams and Hancock were able to escape. Once the British arrived in Concord, they were met by 75 armed minutemen. The minutemen were militia that had to be ready on a moment’s notice, for which they earned their name. While the battle was occurring, the men and women of Concord were relocating the weapons and ammunition to hide them in nearby towns. Because of this, the British were unable to destroy most of the supplies. With all of the commotion going on, a large force of local farmers and town’s people united to defend against the British. The battle was clearly a victory for the patriots, because they held their ground and defended their territory, and succeeded. Declaration of Independence
In May of 1776, Richard Henry Lee introduced a resolution for the colonies to become free and independent states. It was written by Thomas Jefferson, who was assisted by John Adams and Benjamin Franklin. Jefferson declared that the purpose of governments were to serve the people, and were controlled by the people. The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 2nd, 1776, but it was not adopted by congress until the 4th of July. That day is considered the birth of America. It was also the creation of democratic government. Battles of Saratoga
There were two separate battles that took place on the same ground, at Saratoga. The first battle took place on September 19th, 1777, and the second on October 7th, and lasted until October 17th. The British attacks were led by...
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