United States History Question of the Day

©Greg Feldmeth 2013

Lexington & Concord

The opening action of the American Revolution
matched British regulars against colonial Minutemen
(Source: Wikimedia Commons--public domain)

Question 131429:

The British decision to destroy the colonial arsenal of weapons at Concord

A) caused virtually all colonists to call for independence from British control
B) resulted in a hurried British retreat to Boston with many killed or wounded by colonial snipers firing from behind rocks and trees
C) resulted in hundreds of casualties for the colonial forces
D) proved to be an insignificant encounter and received little attention either in the colonies or in England
E) followed the issuance of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress

Answer & Explanation

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