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Battles of-lexington-and-concord-worksheet

  1. 1. �������������������������������������� �����������������������������������������������the Battles of Lexingtonand ConcordThe Battles of Lexington and Concord began the American Revolution. The battles tookplace on the same day, April 19, 1775. Several towns around Boston, Massachusetts, includingLexington and Concord, saw fighting that day. The battles are known as the “shot heard ‘roundthe world.”The militia were citizens who served as volunteer soldiers. They were not trained soldiers,but were often farmers or businessmen. The Massachusetts militia had learned of a British planto attack the militia supplies in Concord. To prevent this, the militia moved the supplies andwaited for the British at Lexington.Around 400 British soldiers arrived early on April 19 where 77 militiamen were waiting. Thefirst shots were fired and the militia retreated, as they were outnumbered. The British wenton to Concord, where they faced militia reinforcements of over 500 men. Now the British wereoutnumbered and they retreated to Boston under heavy attack from the militia along the way.The militiamen blocked the roads to Boston so the British could not leave, beginning the Siegeof Boston.Q & AFill in the blank with the correct answer.What was the date of Lexington and Concord?__________________________________________What are militia?____________________________________________________________________________________What state are Lexington and Concord in?__________________________________________Where were the first shots fired?__________________________________________What started when the militia blocked the roads?__________________________________________Shots being fired at LexingtonMap of the Battles of Lexington and ConcordThe North Bridge in Concord as it looks today
  2. 2. �������������������������������������� �����������������������������������������������the Battles of Lexingtonand ConcordThe Battles of Lexington and Concord began the American Revolution. The battles tookplace on the same day, April 19, 1775. Several towns around Boston, Massachusetts, includingLexington and Concord, saw fighting that day. The battles are known as the “shot heard ‘roundthe world.”The militia were citizens who served as volunteer soldiers. They were not trained soldiers,but were often farmers or businessmen. The Massachusetts militia had learned of a British planto attack the militia supplies in Concord. To prevent this, the militia moved the supplies andwaited for the British at Lexington.Around 400 British soldiers arrived early on April 19 where 77 militiamen were waiting. Thefirst shots were fired and the militia retreated, as they were outnumbered. The British wenton to Concord, where they faced militia reinforcements of over 500 men. Now the British wereoutnumbered and they retreated to Boston under heavy attack from the militia along the way.The militiamen blocked the roads to Boston so the British could not leave, beginning the Siegeof Boston.Q & AFill in the blank with the correct answer.What was the date of Lexington and Concord?__________________________________________What are militia?____________________________________________________________________________________What state are Lexington and Concord in?__________________________________________Where were the first shots fired?__________________________________________What started when the militia blocked the roads?__________________________________________Shots being fired at LexingtonMap of the Battles of Lexington and ConcordThe North Bridge in Concord as it looks todayApril 19, 1775Volunteer soldiers who are regularcitizensMassachusettsLexingtonThe Siege of Boston

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