Americans drew the last straw and built stronger nationalism to fight even though the United States was severely unprepared for war. The Americans were willing to go to war to proudly defeat
5) During the Revolutionary War, some Colonists wanted to remain loyal to the King while others did not. Give reasons for this. During the American Revolution people were often either Patriots or Loyalists. Patriots were people who wanted the American Colonies to be independence from Britain.
Even though Native American involvement during the Revolutionary War is often overlooked. they played a significant role. Not only did the war determine which direction in history America would take, but it also progressed the downfall of the Native Americans. They lost land and freedoms while America gained it. Both sides in the war wanted the Native Americans to stay neutral, however most Native Americans sided with the English during the American Revolution.
Several American policies during the 1800s affected our nation’s growth and the different groups of people who lived here. Our relationships with other countries changed, and most of the policies, while increasing the United States’ power and size, had negative impacts on Native people. The Monroe Doctrine of 1823 stated that no European countries were allowed to colonize or interfere with states in North or South America. It also stated that the United States would not become involved in any European wars (Foner and Garraty, 1991). Originally, Britain wanted to join the US in this policy, in order to protect Latin America from Spanish colonization.
When British immigrants first moved to America they were loyal to the British monarchy. However, in the 1750s the loyalty between the American colonies and Great Britain declined duetaxes and polices being imposed to pay of war debts from the French and Indian war. Thesepolices caused rebellions and uprisings, and ultimately led to American Revolution and thecreation of this country. Following immediately after the French and Indian war. Britain needed a way to pay offwar debt fast several acts were passed to control the colonies, the first act that was passed wasthe Proclamation of 1763.
Just getting out of a war, Americans were scared. In the past, immigrants had been accepted and even welcomed, now they were feared and labeled as a danger (The 1920s Government, Politics, and Law: Overview). Americans cried out for a restriction order keeping immigrants out for fear that they would bring foreign elements to America. The Immigration Act of 1924 limited the amount of immigrants to come to America greatly (Congress, U.S.). Although, some Americans were very against the immigration act and Robert Clancy (an American against both the KKK and Republican decisions) even went as far as to call it "un-American" (Rose.
Although the tone for differing people entering our borders today is negative, not all of American history has been this way. In the early years of America, there was not a definition of a true American, as many people were continuing to move across the borders searching for a new beginning and those born in the United States were usually the first or second generation. Benjamin Franklin fell in this group, as his father was born in England but moved to America in his early years. During this time period, many religious groups and racial groups gravitated apart due to clashing in beliefs and culture, but Benjamin Franklin had a different mindset from his peers. Whilst openly claiming to be deist despite his Puritan upbringing, Franklin understood the importance of differing views and opinions and how this benefited the budding country.
As expected, Britain put certain taxes on the colonies to help regulate trade and pay for transport of goods. However, many of the taxes Britain put on colonists were for the sole purpose of creating revenue for the British (Doc 2). The reason the British believed they were justified to do this was the belief that colonists still owed reparations for British support in the French Indian war (Doc 1). The colonists found these taxes so insulting that many of them refused to purchase British goods.
Here in America we were on our own but still felt love for our country. I was very loyal to my country until shortly after 1773 when other colonists started to protest The Tea Act, it seemed as though Parliament had “ granting a monopoly to the East India Company, the act not only cut out colonial merchants who would otherwise sell the tea themselves; it also reduced their profits from smuggled foreign tea”. Once again, Parliament was taxing us without representing us and going against the British Constitution. This is when I decided, like many others that something must be done to either treat us as equals or for us to stand on our own.
The seven years’ war relates to the present because without American’s being treated so poorly by the British they would have never been provoked to fight for their independence in the American Revolution or Revolutionary War. It also relates to the present because the proclamation of 1763 had no effect after Americans gained their independence, and all Indians lost their
Even though the colonists originated from England, many viewed themselves as Americans not English. To be successful in overcoming the British, Benjamin Franklin knew that the colonists had to unite. In Document A he constructed a political cartoon that
LEQ prompt 1 During the period between 1607 and 1754, the British had established colonies in North America, inspired by the riches and wealth gained by the Spanish upon the conquest of the Aztecs and Incas in the 16th century, the early British settlements had hoped for the same riches and discoveries in the northern Americas. The first successful permanent settlement was established in Jamestown Virginia, and as time advances the English established thirteen colonies divided geographically into three regions: new England, middle and southern colonies. Socially the English colonists were similar by the means that they shared an English heritage but differed greatly in lifestyle, politically and economically the colonies had many differences,