The American Revolution began with the…

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Wednesday, April 19, 1775: The American Revolution began with the first shot fired at Lexington (no one knows from which side). The “shot heard round the world” (a reference from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s poem “The Concord Hymn”) occurred at the North Bridge in Concord later that same day. It was the first exchange where colonial militiamen were ordered to fire upon British soldiers