The 1773 Tea Act and the Battles of Lexington and Concord

Analyze the results of the 1773 Tea Act and discuss how did it ultimately lead to the Battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775.

Trace the events after the Battle of Lexington and Concord that led Americans in the Continental Congress to declare independence. How did Americans justify this action by the summer of 1776? What did the American military do well that helped lead to victory over the British by 1783? Conversely, what mistakes did the British make that contributed to their defeat?