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Glossary Term – Event
British forces led by General Thomas Gage attacked patriots on Breed’s Hill overlooking the sea approach to Boston Harbor.
Glossary Term – Person
Joseph Warren (1741–1775) was a Massachusetts physician turned Revolutionary leader. Warren befriended John Adams in the 1760s and in the 1770s emerged as a vocal critic of British rule. Following the Coercive Acts (Intolerable Acts) of 1774, Warren helped draft the Suffolk Resolves. In April 1775 he sent Paul Revere and William Dawes on their famous ride to warn of the impending arrival of the British. On June 14, 1775, Warren was named a major general in the army, but he was killed just three days later in the Battle of Bunker Hill (Breed...