To this day
To this day, it is still unknown which side fired the initial shot to begin the American Revolutionary War. Leading up to the battles, the British declared Massachusetts a rebellion state, which set off the Americans to create Massachusetts Provincial Congress and to call upon the local militias to train for possible hostilities. These patriot leaders received the news weeks before the expedition about the British wanting to capture the military supplies. In turn, these two events marked the outbreak of armed conflict between Great Britain and thirteen colonies of America.
England provoked the thirteen American colonies greatly in many ways. Britain to raise its revenues began to tax America on just about everything, like the Sugar Act and the Tea Act. This ticked off the colonists, because they were taxed without being represented by their own. The deal was, the English did not allow any colonials to serve in the British Parliament.