The British troops made it to within a few miles short of Concord at Lexington on April 19 before being confronted with militiamen. The first battle of the war, the Battle of Lexington lasted 15 minutes, and 8 colonial soldiers (minutemen) were killed and ten more wounded but only one British soldier was injured.
Salem Poor was commended during the war by fourteen of his army officers, " ••• in the person of this Negro centres a brave and gallant soldier." 7 Lemuel Haynes, a farmer who after serving as a minuteman in the battles of Lexington and Ticonderoga became an ordained minister of a white, Connecticut congregation.
The inevitable fight for American Independence began when the British parliament issued new laws and taxes in 1763, to help alleviate some of Britain’s debt.  However, the official start of the American Revolution did not take place until April 1775 at the Battle of Lexington and Concord. 
Lexington and Concord was gentle rolling farmland typical of much of New England. Lexington and Concord were both small towns and the fight in Lexington would occur on the town green. In Concord the fighting would start at North Bridge and continue along a rebel retreat route to Charlestown. This dirt road was
The War that made America - Part 1 - PBS The War that made America - Part 2 - PBS Listening Versus History Podcast #53 - How did Britain lose the 13 Colonies. Versus History Podcast #26 - Causes of the Revolution Avaliable from my TES Shop Prof J. Freeman, Yale University, Lecture 2 - Being a British Colonist - Worksheet to support Lecture
Seven Years' War As you may have studied in previous years, wars are expensive. A monarch or government has to raise sufficient money to pay, train and equip an army. A war can also involve taxing the people in order to raise the money and recruiting civilians to become soldiers, reducing the country's economic output..…
The inevitable fight for American Independence began when the British parliament issued new laws and taxes in 1763, to help alleviate some of Britain’s debt.  However, the official start of the American Revolution did not take place until April 1775 at the Battle of Lexington and Concord.