The battles of Lexington and Concord were the start of the American Revolution. The British to get Samuel Adams and John Hancock in Lexington and to destroy weapons and ammunition in Concord. The battle of Lexington was very minute there were 80 American men fighting against a lot of British soldiers. Apparently, neither side was planning on fighting , but a random gunshot started it all. No one knows to this day which side fired or who. There was some colonists that were dead and the rest of them ran away.
At the battle of Concord the British entered the city and they didn't really see the Americans so they began searching for weapons and other things to bring back with them. The Americans were on the outside of Concord and were watching the British from the other side of the North bridge. As the Americans continued to wait more men showed up to join forces with them. This is when they decided they were strong enough to take on the British. When the Americans decided to cross over the Bridge they defeated the British troops. The British then retreated.
Salutary Neglect: When the government does not enforce a rule. In the context of our history class, it is meant to describe England's failure to enforce things like the Navigation Acts, which were meant to keep the colonies in order with the mother country.
The Sugar Act (also known as The American Revenue Act) was an passed by the British Parliament of Great Britain to raise revenue on April 5, 1764. The Molasses Act of 1733 had imposed tax of six pence per gallon of molasses. The Molasses act had never been effectively collected due to colonial evasion. The Sugar Act reduced the rate by half and increased measures to enforce the tax. This increased the colonist concerns about the intent of the British Parliament and helped the growing movement that would become the American Revolution.
Halfway Covenant- It was a way to boost the attendance in the Churches when the number of members was declining. People could become "half" way of a member which allowed them to sit in church and listen to a sermon. It also enabled their children to become full members. Only full members of the church could make decisions and many did not like the half members.
Jonathan Edwards- A "Massachusetts Congregationalist minister" during the time of the Great Awakening, known for his emotional preaching style. Talked of "New lights" and "old lights", as well as the ability for one to save their soul through a "new birth". He was one of the first to use such an intense style of preaching.