The midnight ride is one of the most iconic moments in history. Paul Revere is most known for his contribution to the American Revolution. He helped the Revolution and may have saved Lexington and Concord. On April 15, 1775, Revere was sent to warn military leaders and the rest of the population that the British army was marching on the towns of Lexington and Concord to take ammunition. He went out and warned everyone that he was sent to.
Before America was all one for independence. While people fought in many conflicts and battles to become free and independent states. Independence is one of the main concepts in the reason, which occurred during the American Revolution. The concepts of age of reason were well used during this time and it influenced historical events within the establishment of the United States. The four well known texts, “The Crisis”, The Speech in the Virginia Convection”, “The Declaration of Independence”, and “The Constitution”, were all influenced by characteristics from the Age of Reason.
At the start of the 18th century, the beginning of the Enlightenment was upon America. There were many factors and people who help play a part in the Enlightenment or, in other words, the Age of Reason, some of the people that assisted the enlightenment was Thomas Jefferson, John Locke, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adam. Each of the philosophers demonstrates the fundamental idea of the Enlightenment like liberalism, rationalism, conservatism, toleration and scientific progress. Even though each person played an important part, the most influences person that was involved was Benjamin Franklin. Throughout Benjamin Franklin`s life, he demonstrates through his action and writing that he was the epitome of the Enlightenment by showing that he was
After college Hamilton enlisted in the U.S. military and fought in the Revolutionary War against Britain. He played a huge roll in the war when he was appointed captain of his platoon, and soon after became the senior aide to General Washington. After the war hamilton was elected to the Congress of the Confederation. He soon resigned and began to practice law. Hamilton soon became the leading cabinet member in the new government lead by George Washington.
George Washington was a significant figure in American history through his demonstrations of leadership and courage. Some examples of his leadership and courage are demonstrated through his involvement in the French and Indian War, the Battle of Trenton, and Valley Forge. George Washington’s first military experience began with the French and Indian War. His prestige is documented in a portrait as the Virginia Colonel, created in 1772. At the age of 21 George Washington was the General for the British
Many people helped the Americans win the Revolutionary War. Some of these people were not even American, one of them was Marquis De Lafayette, a French aristocrat who joined the Revolutionary War on his own request (The Marquis 1). Lafayette played a big part in getting France to agree to ally with the Americans, was one of the most successful leaders in combat for the American Revolutionary War, and one of George Washington 's most trusted friends. Marquis De Lafayette was born September 6, 1757, in Chavaniac, France, into a family of noble military lineage (Marquis De 1). His birth name was Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roche Gilbert du Motier (The Marquis 1).
Based on the actions throughout his lifetime, historians would support the notion that indeed, Paul Revere should be given the title of being called a Revolutionary War hero. One reason why Paul Revere should be given the title of Revolutionary War hero is because Paul Revere worked for the American Committees of Correspondence as one of its many messengers. Because this group was responsible
What caused the American Revolution? Patrick Henry, an American attorney and politician, stated in a speech in 1775 his most famous words, “Give me liberty, or give me death.” This quote captures the essence of the American Revolution, a war fought by the American colonists to gain their freedom and independence from the British Crown. It was through this war that the colonists obtained their political independence from Great Britain and formed a new nation, The United States. The war was influenced by both political and economic factors. The Stamp Act, The Intolerable Acts, The Boston Massacre and the other acts passed by Parliament caused the American Revolution.
In 1776, a small group of leading American intellectuals and politicians declared to the world that the Thirteen Colonies, having endured over a year of war with Britain, would form their own independent state. The Declaration of Independence, in establishing freedom from British rule, immortalized the values of equality, liberty, and the rights of man in American politics and culture. However, perhaps unintentionally, the 1776 Declaration also immortalized the man proclaimed to be its chief contributor: Thomas Jefferson. In the decades and centuries since the American Revolution, Jefferson’s image and legacy have become inextricably tied to his statement that “All men are created equal”, despite his use of slavery and overt racism. Through Jefferson’s efforts to write his own history, and aided by both political needs and patriotism in the historians who
From the beginning of the pre-revolutionary period, there was one American patriot and politician who contributed in various ways to the American Revolution; he was Samuel Adams. “Samuel Adams was an American patriot and politician who stirred opposition to British rule in the American colonies” (Adams Samuel 44). Samuel Adams lived from 1722 to 1803, spending numerous years of his life playing a great role in the Revolution, starting in the year 1765. In the years 1770 to 1773, Adams and the Committees of Correspondence notably contributed to the Revolution by protesting the Stamp Act, thus leading to them opposing several laws passed by the British. Samuel Adams is a great example of a patriot who contributed greatly to the American Revolution.
Gordon S. Wood, “the preeminent historian of the Revolution”, is a well known American historian who has received several awards such as the Pulitzer and Bancroft Prize for his historical books. In his book, The American Revolution: A History, he breaks down the key events based on his experiences and knowledge on the Revolutionary period. Wood was born in Concord, Massachusetts on November 27,1933. Wood teaches at many liberal renowned universities such as Brown, Cambridge, Northwestern , and Harvard. Now being eighty one years old, he recently retired from Brown University and lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
ick Kaufman Mrs. Hodgkins History 8 20 September 2016 Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton was a prominent statesman, and influential interpreter, and one of the few founding fathers of the United States of America. In 1777 Alexander Hamilton was appointed to become George Washington’s advisor. Alexander Hamilton was born on January 11, 1755 or 1757, we have not figured out the exact date yet. He was born on the island of Nevis in the British West Indies. One of his biggest challenges was when he had to try and get the people of New York to ratify the U.S constitution.
Ramsay, a well-known Federalist, was an active participant in many of the events of the period and a member of the Continental Congress from South Carolina. Ramsay discusses the events and ideas of the American Revolution (from the outbreak of turbulence in the 1760s to the onset of Washington’s administration) and makes an ardent Federalist defense of the Constitution of 1787. Based on the original and authorized 1789 version, this is the first new modern edition of the work.
An Analysis of The Declaration of Independence Stephen King says, “To write is human, to edit is divine.” Mr. King’s claim carries considerable weight for many, engendering an angelic sense of duty to the written word. This duty was felt most strongly during the American revolution, with every word eliciting the potential for the boom of a thousand cannons. It was at this crucial turning point in American history that Thomas Jefferson was tasked with writing the Declaration of Independence, arguably one of the most influential documents in history. The changes made to the draft of the Declaration regarding capitalization, for emphasis, and the deletion and modification of specific words and phrases, for inspiring a sense of unity, create synergy,