The Events in Massachusetts History ClipArt gallery offers 34 illustrations of important events, many related to the American Revolution.

Attack on the Narraganset Indians at South Kingston by the leaders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Attack on the Narraganset Indians at South Kingston

Attack on the Narraganset Indians at South Kingston by the leaders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

People attacking the soldiers in Boston.

Boston Attack

People attacking the soldiers in Boston.

"The Boston Massacre, from an engraving by Paul Revere. The Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Boston Massacre

"The Boston Massacre, from an engraving by Paul Revere. The Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770."—E.…

View of the Boston Massacre from an old print engraved, printed, and sold by Paul Revere, Boston.

Boston Massacre by Paul Revere

View of the Boston Massacre from an old print engraved, printed, and sold by Paul Revere, Boston.

The Boston Tea Party

Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party was an act of direct action protest by the American colonists against the British Government in which they destroyed many crates of tea belonging to the British East India Company on ships in Boston Harbor.

Casting Tea Overboard in Boston Harbor

The Boston Tea Party was an act of direct action protest by the American colonists against the British…

The Boston Tea Party - Destruction of the Tea in the Boston Harbor

The Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party - Destruction of the Tea in the Boston Harbor

The Boston Tea Party, protesting the English tax on tea.

The Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party, protesting the English tax on tea.

"1. Companies of the Regulars marching into Concord. 2. Companies of the Regulars drawn up in order. 3. A Detachment destroying the Provincial Stores. 4, 5. Colonel Smith and Major Pitcairn viewing the Provincials, who were mustering on an East Hill in Concord. 6. The Court and Town-house. 7. The Meeting-house."—Coffin, 1879.

British Troops on Concord Common

"1. Companies of the Regulars marching into Concord. 2. Companies of the Regulars drawn up in order.…

A battle of the American Revolution named after the adjacent hill, which was the objective of both colonial and British troops.

Bunker Hill

A battle of the American Revolution named after the adjacent hill, which was the objective of both colonial…

Bunker's Hill.

Bunker Hill

Bunker's Hill.

"Bunker Hill Battle, on June 16th, 1775 during the American Revolution."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Bunker Hill Battle

"Bunker Hill Battle, on June 16th, 1775 during the American Revolution."—E. Benjamin Andrews,…

"In Sullivan's ranks is John Callendar, of Massachusetts. He commanded the artillery at Bunk Hill, and was accused of being a coward, and his command was taken from him. But he is a patriot, and is in the ranks. He sees a lieutenant commanding a battery fall, and the gunners begin to leave their guns. 'Stop!' he shouts. It is the voice of one accustomed to be obeyed, and the gunners return. He opens fire, and holds the position till the British sweep up the hill. The other soldiers flee, but he will not. He is ramming home a charge, when a bayonet is leveled at his breast. A British officer admires his heroism, and will not let him be harmed."—Coffin, 1879

John Callendar Saved by a British Officer

"In Sullivan's ranks is John Callendar, of Massachusetts. He commanded the artillery at Bunk Hill, and…

Washington taking command of the army at Cambridge.

Cambridge

Washington taking command of the army at Cambridge.

"The next day there was a lively time in Cambridge. All Middlesex was aflame, to say nothing of the towns in Worcester. The people came flocking into town - several thousand of them. Dr. Warren and some of the other patriots rode out and persuaded the citizens not to do anything rash. They found old Judge Danforth standing on the Court-house steps, promising never to have anything more to do with Gage's government. He is a councilor. Then the sheriff was called upon to resign."—Coffin, 1879

Carted Through the Streets

"The next day there was a lively time in Cambridge. All Middlesex was aflame, to say nothing of the…

Retreat of the British from Concord.

Concord

Retreat of the British from Concord.

John Elliot preaching to a group of Native Americans.

Elliot, Apostle of the Indians, Preaching to His flock

John Elliot preaching to a group of Native Americans.

The USS <em>Essex</em> and her prizes in Massachusetts Bay following a cruise in Bermuda.

The Essex and Her Prizes in Massachusetts Bay

The USS Essex and her prizes in Massachusetts Bay following a cruise in Bermuda.

A view of the Battle of Lexington during the American Revolutionary War.

Battle of Lexington

A view of the Battle of Lexington during the American Revolutionary War.

"Skirmish at Lexington. The largest building in the picture is the meeting-house, and the officer on horseback in front of it is Major Pitcairn. The figures in the foreground are the provincial militia. The dwelling with the two chimneys on the left (which is still standing), was Buckman's Tavern. The position of the monument since erected upon Lexington Green, is about where the provincials on the left are seen dispersing. The merit of this picture consists in its truthfulness in depicting the appearance of the spot at the time of the engagement."&mdash;Lossing, 1851

Skirmish at Lexington

"Skirmish at Lexington. The largest building in the picture is the meeting-house, and the officer on…

A battle between English and colonial forces.

The Fight at Lexington

A battle between English and colonial forces.

An illustration depicting the signing of the Compact aboard the Mayflower.

Signing of the Mayflower Contract

An illustration depicting the signing of the Compact aboard the Mayflower.

Pocahontas interceding for Captain John Smith

Pocahontas Interceding for John Smith

Pocahontas interceding for Captain John Smith

The alert given by Paul Revere to his fellow patriots. The Regular army is the permanent army of a country that is maintained during peacetime.

The Regulars Are Coming

The alert given by Paul Revere to his fellow patriots. The Regular army is the permanent army of a country…

The famous ride of Paul Revere.

Revere's Ride

The famous ride of Paul Revere.

Paul Revere's famous ride through Charlestown, Medford, and Lexington, to alert the citizens that the British had arrived for battle.

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

Paul Revere's famous ride through Charlestown, Medford, and Lexington, to alert the citizens that the…

"A scene at Springfield, during Shay's Rebellion, when the mob attempted to prevent the holding of the Courts of Justice."&mdash;E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Shay's Rebellion

"A scene at Springfield, during Shay's Rebellion, when the mob attempted to prevent the holding of the…

Captain Myles Standish (sometimes spelled Miles) was an English born military officer hired by the Pilgrims as military advisor for Plymouth colony.

Standish and His Companions

Captain Myles Standish (sometimes spelled Miles) was an English born military officer hired by the Pilgrims…

Throwing the tea overboard.

Tea

Throwing the tea overboard.

Boston Tea Party

Tea Party

Boston Tea Party

This illustration shows George Washington taking command of his troups during the American Revolution.

Washington Taking Command

This illustration shows George Washington taking command of his troups during the American Revolution.

Although he did not explicitly seek the office of commander and even claimed that he was not equal to it, there was no serious competition. Congress created the Continental Army on June 14, 1775; the next day, on the nomination of John Adams of Massachusetts, Washington was appointed Major General and elected by Congress to be Commander-in-chief.

Washington Taking Command of the Army

Although he did not explicitly seek the office of commander and even claimed that he was not equal to…

A phrase that refers to the first shot fired against the British in the American Revolution, during the Battle of Lexington and Concord.

The Shot that is Heard Around the World

A phrase that refers to the first shot fired against the British in the American Revolution, during…