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date: 19 June 2021

Early American Foreign Relations, 1775–1815 

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Foreign Relations
Author(s):
Lindsay M. ChervinskyLindsay M. Chervinsky

On April 19, 1775, about 700 British soldiers marched west from Boston, Massachusetts, to confiscate colonists’ stockpiles of weapons and gunpowder. Local militias gathered to resist the British march and fired on the British troops in Lexington and in Concord.... ...

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