The AMERICAN Revolutionary War 1775-1783. FIRST CONTINENTAL CONGRESS Philadelphia - September, 1774. Prepare colonies for possible revolt Begin to create militias Most colonists don’t want a total split…yet Just don’t want to be taxed unfairly “No taxation w/out Representation”.
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Sends Redcoats to supress
Brits learn where John Hancock & Sam Adams are (Lexington)
Also learn where secret militia storage supply is (Concord)
700 British troops secretly set out to capture both
BUT…The Opening of the Revolt
“TWO IF BY LAND, ONE IF BY SEA”
& One week later…
for promotion – becomes very bitter