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The "shot heard 'round the world" was the first shot of the American Revolution, at the battles of Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775. The colonists first exchanged shots at Lexington. But it was later in the day that Minutemen, alerted by Paul Revere and others, attacked and defeated British soldiers at Concord, beginning open conflict with the British.

---The "shot heard round the world" is a phrase from Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Concord Hymn" written in 1837:

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,

Their flag to April's breeze unfurled;

Here once the embattled farmers stood,

And fired the shot heard 'round the world.

The poem refers to the beginning of the American Revolutionary War and the "shot heard round the world," was the Battle of Lexington and Concord, considered to be the first open conflict in the war. The shots fired there were the beginning of a war that would so drastically change the future of the world (with the eventual creation of the United States), that the world could almost hear it.

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"The shot heard around the world" refers to the first shot fired in the American Revolution. The first battle of the Revolution took place in Lexington, Massachusetts where the British were looking for John Hancock and Patrick Henry.

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The shot heard round the world was the first bullet to be fired in the revolutionary war. it was called what it is because the fact that the U. S. was declaring war on the most powerful country on the planet. everyone knew about or "heard " the shot heard round the world.

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The Continental Congress planned to meet again in the time 1775. Before this could happen, the situation in the colonists got bad.

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Location of the shot heard around the world?

The "shot heard round the world" was fired at Lexington.


What did Emerson mean when he called the first shot of the American Revolution the shot heard round the world?

Simply put, the first shot fired in the American Revolution, described as the "shot heard round the world" , by Mr. Emerson? Metaphorically speaking, the shot would cause all the world to realize that a new era was beginning at this point in history. The first of the New World colonies to throw off the not so symbolic "yoke of oppression" mounted upon them by the Old World counties to which they were attached to or hailed from. The "shot heard round the world" would cause all tyrannical nations to sit up and pay heed to this fact. The colonies were in fact, countries unto themselves, and capable and willing to fight for the right of self government. A whole new era in history began at this point in time......BANG! as Emerson so eloquently stated, "We are off and running".


Which battle began with the shot heard round the world?

The "shot heard round the world" is a phrase from Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Concord Hymn" written in 1837:By the rude bridge that arched the flood,Their flag to April's breeze unfurled;Here once the embattled farmers stood,And fired the shot heard 'round the world.The poem refers to the beginning of the American Revolutionary War and the "shot heard round the world," was at the Battles of Lexington and Concord, considered to be the first open conflict of the war. The shots fired there were the beginning of a war that would so drastically change the future of the world (with the eventual creation of the United States), that the world could almost hear it.


What was the shot heard around the world and why was it important?

This is, of course, metaphorical. A shot is not literally going to be heard around the world, but it can set in motion events of global importance. When the American Colonies declared it was time for England to give America her independence. England was not going to do it without a fight. The American Revolutionary War, was the inspiration of other countries around the world, who wanted freedom and independence also. When the guns were fired that began the first battle of the American Revolutionary War, it became known by the expression for "The shot heard around the world."


What was considered the first battle of the American Revolution also the shot heard round the world was fired here?

it is the battle of Lexington and concord

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What describes the meaning of the phrase the shot heard round the world?

The Battle at Lexington and Concord. Whoever fired first at Lexington was called the shot heard round the world.


Why do you think the first shot fired at Lexington's was called 'the shot heard round the world?

because it was the first shot in the war


Why do you think the first shot fired at the lexington was called the shot heard round the world?

because it was the first shot in the war


Why was the shot fired at concord called the shot heard round the world?

It was the start of the revolution and everybody knew about it. It was not literally heard because that is humanly impossible


What was the shot heard round the world who shot it?

embattled farmers


When was the shot heard 'round the world'?

In 1775.


The shot heard round the world was in what city?

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In golf who hit the shot heard round the world?

In the 1935 Masters, Gene Sarazen holed a 235 yard 4 wood on the 15th hole for an albatross, this shot was called 'the shot heard around the world'.


What was the location of the shot heard round the world?

Concord ... : )


Did the American revoiution start with a gun shot?

The "SHOT HEARD ROUND THE WORLD".


What year did the colonists fire the shot heard around the world?

The colonist heard the shot heard round the world in 1775. It is the shot that was first fired in the American Revolutionary War.


Who was on deck when Bobby Thomson hit 'The Shot Heard Round the World'?

willie mays was on deck when bobby Thomson hit the shot heard round the world. cliff smith