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Map 1: The Country Adjacent with the Road from Boston to Concord.

[Map 1: “the Country Adjacent with the Road from Boston to Concord”] with link to larger version of map.
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Questions for Map 1

1) Find the towns of Concord, Lexington, and Boston. Where are the routes someone could travel from Boston, through Lexington, and then to Concord? Trace them.

2) Find the people labeled “Militia,” “Provincials,” and “Minutemen.” Who do you think they are fighting? What evidence supports your answer?

3) What event in American history do you think this map illustrates? What clues can you find on the map to support your answer?


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