In the early morning of April 19, 1775, a force of British soldiers met a group of Minutemen on Lexington Green in Massachusetts. The shots exchanged that morning began the American Revolutionary War, in which the British colonists of North America fought for independence from British rule. This book tells of events leading up to the Battle of Lexington and Concord and explains how Americans from thirteen separate colonies came together to fight the British. It shows how they went on to win the war, form a new nation, and create a government that reflected their ideals. Book jacket.Crewe, Sabrina is the author of 'Lexington and Concord', published 2004 under ISBN 9780836833980 and ISBN 0836833988.