the "shot heard round the world" was fired to start the revolution here
Americans fired on the British at the Old North Bridge and then followed them all the way back to Boston
first victory for the Americans; it was a huge moral boost
guns taken here were used to surround Boston
where Washington led the first of many escapes to live to fight another day
the turning point of the war; it brought French support
both sides wanted revenge after this battle; 1st major battle of the war
a small force marched in circles around the fort making them sound larger; tricked the British into surrender
General Cornwallis surrendered here at the last major battle of the war
during this battle confusion caused the Americans to shoot at their own troops
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