Lesson 8 - The Battles of Lexington and Concord


This lesson we will be focusing on the battles of Lexington and Concord, being the first battles of the American Revolution.

We will first be watching the following videos...


Video One...

Video Two...

The Battles of Lexington and Concord Video Questions

  1. What did the American Revolution alter?
  2. What date did the British troops march on Concord?
  3. In what colony is Concord?
  4. Why was the mission unsuccessful?
  5. In what year did the Seven Year War finish?
  6. Why did the British think it reasonable to charge the American colonies more tax after the end of the battle?
  7. What year was the Boston Tea Party?
  8. What Act did the British institute in to attempt to reassert British power in the colonies and in what year?
  9. What was London’s response to Gage’s request for more troops?
  10. Who was the British leader at Lexington and Concord?
  11. Who was the Captain of the Lexington militia?
  12. What date was the first shot of the American Revolution fired?
  13. How many British soldiers died at Concord?
  14. How many colonialists died at Concord?
  15. What were the long term affects of Lexington and Concord?
  16. After Lexington and Concord, what were the British trying to force the colonists to do?
  17. What does Fred Anderson claim that the British realised ‘…too late…’?
  18. Why did the American colonies fight for independence?
  19. What year was the Declaration of Independence declared?