British General sent by Parliament to America to enforce the Quartering Act of 1765. Became governor of Massachusetts too (!) after Boston Tea Party.
Kept port of Boston closed as punishment; took heat from press/protesters; ordered to arrest leaders of provincial governments and suppress any rebellious activity;After the first Continental Congress and the Suffolk Resolves, he sends back in all troops taken out over past 5 years
Redcoats are everywhere--essentially martial law. Tries to take colonists' gunpowder
sends troops to seize colonial weapons at Lexington and Concord, but his wife probably snitched on him to the colonists...