The first colonial opposition to King George III's new acts started in 1764. The colonies used protested and even proceeded with nonimportation. Nonimportation focused on not buying English goods from the King's markets. By 1765 these protests quickly became very serious and even organized. These protests continued until 1774. It was on the night of April 18 1775 that Paul Revere made his imfamous Midnight Ride from Boston, Massachusetts to Lexington, Massachusetts to tell John Hancock and Samuel Adams about the British troops who were marching to the same area in order to control ammunition buildings in Concord. This Battle of Lexington and Concord would be the start of the Revolutionary War.


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