The Minutemen - A little more history for you
Eric over at Eric's Grumbles Before the Grave has a very good post up for you about the Minutemen, Lexington, Concord, and the Constitution.
Here's some excerpts:
"On April 19, 1775, the British forces occupying Boston moved towards Lexington and Concord with the intention of capturing Samuel Adams and John Hancock in Lexington and seizing arms and munitions stored in the area."
"They found little or nothing, but the famous "shot heard round the world" was fired by American militia who stood their ground at the North Bridge and caused the British to withdraw with dead and casualties."
"The first battle of the American Revolution was not fought to gain freedom from the British Crown, but instead to defend the right of free men to keep and bear arms and the right to not be subject to unreasonable search and seizure....."
Eric's full post is at http://grumbles.mu.nu/archives/076865.php