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For most of the nearly three hundred years British Colonists settled in America, there was no standing army to protect it. Instead, towns had garrisons where gunpowder and arms were kept to supply the militia in case of outside aggressors. But what if that aggressor was the king?
In that case, did the supplies belong to the British government, or did they belong to the inhabitants of the town? As you can imagine, Royal Governors and American Patriots disagreed on this point.
Read about the April 19th, 1775 Powder Alarm in Concord in the latest pages of The Dreamer, a history comic about the American Revolution. Continue reading