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Revolutionary War


Definition: American soldiers who got their name because they could be ready to right "at a minute's notice." They saw their first action at Lexington and Concord and gained fame from there. The first minutemen were from Massachusetts, but other states soon had their own regiments.

Related Resources:
The American Revolutionary War
This fun, illustrated article tells you all you need to know about this famous war, from an easy-to-understand point of view.

Minute Man National Historic Park
This park keeps alive the memory and the story of the minutemen. Check it out!

Elsewhere on the Web:
More on the Minutemen
Read more about these first American soldiers.

The Revolutionary War: Causes and Major Battles
This site has it all!

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