The brutal, bloody battles of Lexington and Concord changed the way of thinking for the colonies. The Americans had been attacked by the British Army and they had to defend their country. It was that simple. Please explain in detail what the Americans dealt with before the armed rebellion. Be sure to explain all of the legislation imposed on the colonies by the British crown. Explain the Boston Massacre and anything else that the Americans were put through before Lexington and Concord. Be sure to mention the names and contributions of the individuals on both the American and British sides that had a role to play in the events that led to the armed rebellion.