On April 19, 1775, Colonial militia drove back a force of British regulars sent out to seize weapons and ammunition reportedly stockpiled by the Colonists.
One can imagine how contemporary figures might have reacted -
The Establishment Media: The rubes have disclosed that they are merely racist, sexist, homophobes (showing how irrelevant the Media is).
Hillary: "This was an intolerable assault on lawfully constituted authority."
Bill: "These deranged people have been misled and manipulated by hate-pamphleteers."
Obama: "They should THANK US for all we've done."