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Lexington and Concord
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Definition the first and second battles of the American Revolution (1775)
  • The battles of Lexington and Concord in the American Revolutionary War were fought in what year?
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • It is a scene out of Lexington and Concord, as Confederate sharpshooters take aim.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • All this started up since [the] 19th [of] April [since Lexington and Concord].
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • War had come on April ][9, with the first blood shed at Lexington and Concord near Boston, then savagely on June 17 at Breed's Hill and Bunker Hill.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • So it was at Lexington and Concord.
    Lyndon B. Johnson  --  We Shall Overcome
  • It was the militia, after all, who had humiliated the British regulars at Lexington and Concord, on that earlier April 19.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • In the tense days following the bloodshed at Lexington and Concord, the young couple packed what little they could carry and slipped out of Boston in disguise.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • In May 1775, hearing the news of Lexington and Concord, he had set off on foot with little more than the clothes on his back, his fife protruding from a front pocket.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • By the time he returned for the Second Continental Congress, in late spring 1775, a month after Lexington and Concord, Philadelphia had become the capital of a revolution.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • By the time the first news of Lexington and Concord arrived, it was the end of May and Parliament had begun its long summer holiday, its members departing London for their country estates.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • IT HAD BEEN NINE YEARS since the First Continental Congress at Philadelphia, eight years since Lexington and Concord, seven since the Declaration of Independence, and more than three years since John Adams had last left home in the role of peacemaker.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Earlier, in April, when news came of Lexington and Concord, John, who was at home at the time, had saddled his horse and gone to see for himself, riding for miles along the route of the British march, past burned-out houses and scenes of extreme distress.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • But from this point on, the citizen-soldiers of Washington's army were no longer to be fighting only for the defense of their country, or for their rightful liberties as freeborn Englishmen, as they had at Lexington and Concord, Bunker Hill and through the long siege at Boston.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • It had been John Adams, in the aftermath of Lexington and Concord, who rose in the Congress to speak of the urgent need to save the New England army facing the British at Boston and in the same speech called on Congress to put the Virginian George Washington at the head of the army.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • In April, when the call for help first went out after Lexington and Concord, militia and volunteer troops from the other New England colonies had come by the thousands to join forces with the Massachusetts regiments—1,500 Rhode Islanders led by Nathanael Greene, 5,000 from Connecticut under the command of Israel Putnam.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • "On April 19, 1781, six years to the day from the battle of Lexington and Concord, Adams completed and signed a sixteen-page memorial, addressed to "Their High Mightinesses, the States-General of the United Provinces of the Low Countries."
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • From the day he saw with his own eyes what the British had done at Lexington and Concord, Adams failed to understand how anyone could have any misconception or na´ve hope about what to expect from the British.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams

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