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What happened at Lexington and Concord?
The British knew that the colonials were storing ammunition and cannons at the town of Concord. They sent troops to capture these supplies. At that town of Lexington (on the road to Concord), the minutemen lined up to stop the British. Both sides fired and the British routed the minutemen. The British continued to Concord. They found no cannon and little ammunition. On the way back, the British troops were subjected to a constant ambush by colonial minutemen. The battles of Lexington and Concord for kids