The cities were always known to be a prime target because of its industry and especially their shipyards. The people of Clydebank prepared themselves for an evident attack but the ambush on March the 13th, at 9pm, was still a surprise when air raid sirens sounded and German bombers flew overhead”(Coates), “over a 1,000 bombs were dropped from 439 German bomber airplanes. 528 people were killed, with even more injured. Over 35,000 people were made homeless” (Glasgow West War…), life in Scotland during this time was difficult for
In October of 1777, Washington was unable to stop the British from marching into the national capital of Philadelphia. Scarlet fever, is where the girls fall for the British soldiers and their red coats. I do not trust General Washington and he can barely keep his army together. His place as a general is threatened by Congress members.“General Washington is desperate to keep his army intact.” (Roden 141) The quote shows that the soldiers are leaving and do not trust him. “To make matters worse, Washington’s own position was uncertain” (Roden 141) This quote means that the soldier wondered why he is able to do this.
Patriot Pen Freedom is the power/right to act speak or think as one wants to without restraint or hindrance. How did the us gain its freedom well in 1776 july 4 The continental congress adopted the declaration of independence which declares that we were free from great britain. Very few americans had military experience there was no method for training supplying or paying the army. The americans did surprise attacks on the british brutal sniper fire and returning to boston from concord. In 1775 the colonists failed to gain bunker hill but forced heavy casualty on superior military forces.
The battle of bunker hill was both a win and a loss for the British army. The British army was surprised to see the Americans there threatening them. British military custom demanded that the British attack the Americans, even though the Americans were in a superior position. The troops stormed up the hill. The Americans waited until they could see the white of their eyes and fired.
Importance was that in this battle, Continental Army captured 900 prisoners, which inspired more soldiers to join them (many soldiers were about to leave because of their contract). After the Trenton Battle, George Washington forced toward Princeton, New Jersey. British General Cornwallis rushed to stop them, but Washington’s troops tricked them by leaving their campfires burning, and attacked British soldiers from behind.
Mary Bedlinger Mitchell, a resident of Shepherdstown reveals how intense and horrific The battle of Antietam truly was when she said "As night drew nearer, whispers of a great battle to be fought the next day grew louder, and we shuddered at the prospect, for battles had come to mean to us, as they never had before, blood, wounds, and death." The gruesome event that occurred on September 17th, 1862 leaving thousands of casualties behind marking an important event in American history through short and long term effects. Battle of Antietam was relevant to not only America, yet in England and France and the importance of this battle had unexpectedly changed America as a whole. The battle of Antietam short term effects had changed America unexpectedly
March 5, 1770; Let this sad tale of death never be told without a tear: let every parent tell the shameful story to his listening children, till tears of pity glisten in their eyes, or boiling passion shakes their tender frames. John Hancock spoke these very words about an event, that helped fuel the fire that caused the revolutionary war. This incident was the Boston Massacre, the quote un quote, unjust killings of five colonist men. However, unbeknownst to many, the “boston massacre” was no massacre at all. There are many misconceptions about the events that took place, on this date in time.
In American history, many overlook the violence that occurred when New England colonists encountered the Native Americans. When the New England colonists arrived in Plymouth in the 1620s and interacted with the Native Americans, they lived in peace with each other for more than 50 years. The colonists instigated a war with the natives to gain more land from the Native Americans and resulted with a massacre. This resulted in colonialism affecting the lives of colonists and Native Americans because both experienced forming an alliance, enduring social change, and deaths. The Native Americans and colonists were affected by colonialism because they formed an alliance with one another that temporarily established peace between the two parties.
Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 1809. He is one of the thousands of people to become famous for his stories in horror. Throughout his life, he dealt with grief and death more than anything because his life was terrible from childhood to adulthood for the last few years. From happiness to grief, Poe had mostly sadness and misery throughout his life. As a result, when Poe was one his mother died of tuberculosis on December 8, 1811, in the state of Richmond, Virginia.
The American Revolution was caused by the changes in Britain and not by social change in America. American colonists had a clear reluctance to fight and separate from Britain as seen in such documents as the Olive Branch Petition and the Declaration of Independence. Many American writers expressed regret or melancholy over their separation from the British. Many historians debate whether or not the American Revolution was actually a revolution. A revolution is known as an upheaval of a society (for example the French, or Russian revolutions).