How did the British react to the Battle of Lexington and Concord?

The British were shocked by the news coming from the Colonies. They did not expect the Colonists to really fight. The British truly expected the Colonists to back down. When the first news of the debacle in Lexington and Concord reached England, the story was initially written off as “colonial propaganda”.

Why did many of the British people not support the war?

It showed that the Americans could defeat the British. Why did many of the British people not support the war? The cost to taxpayers was too high.

Did the British give up America?

At the start of the Revolutionary War in 1775, the British Empire included 23 colonies and territories on the North American continent. The Treaty of Paris (1783) ended the war, and Britain lost much of this territory to the newly formed United States.

What was so important about the Battle of Lexington and Concord?

The Battles of Lexington and Concord on 19 April 1775, the famous ‘shot heard ’round the world’, marked the start of the American War of Independence (1775-83). Politically disastrous for the British, it persuaded many Americans to take up arms and support the cause of independence.

Could the relationship between England and her American colonies have been saved?

England and America built this strained relationship and America could only endure for so long. So, no, this relationship probably could not be saved in any century or time. 4. Compare the British and American colonies’ strategy for the Revolutionary War.

What did the British want in the battle of Lexington and Concord?

Tensions had been building for many years between residents of the 13 American colonies and the British authorities, particularly in Massachusetts. On the night of April 18, 1775, hundreds of British troops marched from Boston to nearby Concord in order to seize an arms cache.

Who helped convince the French to join the war?

Benjamin Franklin

Why were the battles of Lexington and Concord a cause of war with Britain?

The Battles of Lexington and Concord signaled the start of the American Revolutionary war on April 19, 1775. The British Army set out from Boston to capture rebel leaders Samuel Adams and John Hancock in Lexington as well as to destroy the Americans store of weapons and ammunition in Concord.

What didn’t change after the American Revolution?

Explanation: Socially and economically speaking the Revolution did not have a major impact, indeed those who were part of the ruling classes remained in the upper classes. Slavery was not abolished after the Revolution, though in the North it was abolished shortly after the revolution.

What would have happened if the British won the war of 1812?

If Britain had won the War of 1812 Canada would probably be an independent nation today, instead of a region of the United States. They might have been able to block the abolition of slavery, or even force the free states to enforce fugitive slave laws.

Are British people friendly?

In fact, the British are very friendly, open and amicable people.

Who benefited the most from the American Revolution and its immediate aftermath?


Why did British lose the American Revolution?

Prof. WEINTRAUB: Britain lost the war because General Washington had two other generals on his side. By the time the Donald Rumsfeld of that war, the secretary for America, Lord George Germaine, sent his orders across to America 3,000 miles away, it was too late; the orders were moot. Things had changed.