January 19, 2019

Battle of Bunker Hill

The American Revolution, Battle of Bunker Hill, fought on Breeds Hill.

Battle of Bunker Hill

The Battle of Bunker Hill is part 10 of “Revisiting the American Revolution History,” my lead up to the Fourth of July celebration.

After the Battle of Lexington and Concord the colonial militia chased the British army back to Boston. There, the militia held position around the city. [Read more…]

Battle of Lexington and Concord


Battle of Lexington and Concord

Battle of Lexington and Concord

The Battle of Lexington and Concord is part 8 of “Revisiting the American Revolution History,” my lead up to the Fourth of July celebration. Often referred to as the “Shot Heard Around the World,” the first shots of the American Revolution were fired at Lexington, Massachusetts. The British were concerned of a rebellion by the colonists and sent 700 soldiers to destroy munitions the colonists had stored in Concord. The colonists learned of the plan, and in the now famous “Midnight Ride of Paul Revere,” he road his horse from Boston to Lexington to warn that the British were coming. [Read more…]

Boston Tea Party

Boston Tea Party

Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party is part 5 of my American Revolution refresher, and the real meaning behind the Fourth of July. Today I’ll talk about the motivation and what happened at the Boston Tea Party.

After protests by the colonists, the British government repealed the Townsend Act removing taxes and duties on all goods, except for tea. [Read more…]

British Evacuation of Boston

British SoldiersThe British Evacuation of Boston is part 11 of “Revisiting the American Revolution History,” my lead up to the Fourth of July celebration.

After the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the colonial militia had set up a siege line around the British army in Boston. This limited the British access to fresh meat and other supplies. Also, even though the British defeated the militia in the Battle of Bunker Hill, major losses left the British needing reinforcements from England. [Read more…]

Boston Massacre

Boston Massacre - Customs House on King Street in Boston

Boston Massacre - Customs House on King Street in Boston

The Boston Massacre is part 4 of my American Revolution refresher, and the meaning behind the Fourth of July. Today I’ll talk about what happened at the Boston Massacre, and its implication on driving the colonists towards independence.

The citizens of Boston resented having British troops stationed in their town to enforce the British Tax Acts. On evening of March 5, a group of young men began taunting a British sentry outside the Custom House. They began throwing snowballs at the sentry. [Read more…]