John Hancock is most famous for his very large, stylish signature on the Declaration of Independence. Many important documents came out of the Continental Congress during the American Revolution. As the president of the Continental Congress, John Hancock got to preside over many debates among delegates. John Hancock proved his drive and courage during the Revolutionary War. John Hancock was against the British and he was promoted to major general in the Massachusetts militia.
Madison is known as the Father of the Constitution. He had many of the basic ideas in the Constitution. Madison argued for separate branches of government, a strong national government, and also for rights such as freedom of religion. Madison then rallied support for adoption for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. When James Madison and the 56 other delegates to the Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia in May 1787, they intended to amend the Articles of Confederation.
Edwin G.burrows, the author of The Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary War, examines the horrifying treatment of the American prisoners by the British during the war of independence. This book gives an insight of what happened behind the walls of the British prisons by accumulating a large number of articles, biographies, and war memos to give the reader a better understanding of the forgotten patriots. The American revolutionary war occurred on 1778 between the British and American. The first attack took place in Middlesex County near Boston, and after that, the war preceded for five years. In 1783, the American won the war and accomplished their goals of achieving liberty and independence.
The Alien and Sedition Acts were a series of laws that were passed in 1798 by the Federalist Congress and then were signed into law by President John Adams. These laws made it harder for immigrants to vote and also included powers that were new to deport foreigners. Before this law was passed, an immigrant had to live in the United States for 5 years before being able to vote, but the law changed it from 5 years to 14 years. The Federalists saw as a threat to American security. One Federalist said that there was “no need to invite hordes of Wild Irishmen, nor the turbulent and disorderly of all the world, to come here with a basic view to distract our tranquility,” even though the non-English people have been supporters of the Democratic-Republicans
There were numerous factors that contributed to the successful American Revolution. For example, the people who willingly fought against the British were pivotal for America’s independence. To clarify, George Washington commanded the Continental Army to perilous battles, Thomas Paine wrote a pamphlet that persuaded vast amounts of people to support the rebellion, Benjamin Franklin leadingly spoke against the Stamp Act and assisted the writing of the Declaration of Independence, and Thomas Jefferson wrote the original draft of the Declaration. In addition, there were numerous events that substantially contributed to American independence. First, the belligerent Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770 near the customs house.
This specifically interested me, because of reading Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography for my The City in Literature class. Mathew Carey originally from Dublin immigrated to Philadelphia in 1784. He fled from Ireland dressed up as a woman, because he was going to be imprisoned by the British. The government was arresting Carey for articles and pamphlets that he printed in his newspaper, concerning discriminations against Irish Catholics by the English Crown and Protestants ("Carey, Mathew (1760-1839)"). Prior to this Carey published a pamphlet called Urgent Necessity in 1781.
John Adams became known because of his opposition to the stamp act in 1765. His opinion stated "American colonists of the basic right to be taxed by consent and to be tried by jury of peers". Couple months later presented a public speech in Massachusetts stating the invalid act. In 1770, Adams agreed to represent the soldiers in Boston massacre. He believed that every person deserved defense.
This photo showed the Bloody Massacre Perpetrated in Kings Street in Boston” just 3 weeks after the Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770. It is regarded by historians as an important document of the pre-revolutionary period. At the same time it is known to contain number of inaccuracies because the author used it as a propaganda piece to advance the cause of Independence The British are lined up and an officer is giving an order to fire, implying that the British soldiers are the aggressors. The colonists are shown reacting to the British when in fact they had attacked the soldiers British faces are sharp and angular in contrast to the Americans’ softer, more innocent features. This makes the British look more menacing The British soldiers
This brought up many riots, and they gradually built up. In the April of 1775, gunfire was exchanged, and “The shot heard ‘round the world” signalled the start of our fight against Britain for freedom. September 3rd, 1783, was when the Treaty of Paris was signed. This not only ended the Revolutionary War, but it gave Americans the freedom they had been struggling for. June 21, 1788, The United States
Sons of Liberty ¨He that takes this down is an enemy to his country.¨ Incited by the Sons of Liberty. Thousands gathered and a sign was placed on the effigy of Andrew Oliver. The Sons of Liberty were american heros because they helped nullify the stamp act, they gave average people a way to be involved, they were the ones who started the revolution. Stamp Act, passed by the British Parliament in early 1765, levied a tax on colonial legal documents, licenses, port clearances, newspapers, cards, and dice. As soon as they heard about the law, American colonists began complaining that this was a new form of taxation without their consent.