Captain John Parker
"Stand your ground... if they mean to have a war, let it begin here!"
Sir Thomas Gage
"To Concord, where you will seize and destroy all of the artillery and ammunition you can find."
"If this be treason, make the most of it!"
" The British are coming! The British are coming.... What a glorious morning it is!"
" A dear bought victory, another such would have ruined us!"
Ralph Waldo Emerson
" Shot heard round the world."
Colonel William Prescott
"Don't fire until you can see the whites of their eyes."
Richard Henry Lee
" That the United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states... and that all political connections between them and the state of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved."
" The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers, and New Englanders are no more....I am not a Virginian.... but an American!"
King George III
" We must master them or totally leave them alone."