History HL: History of the Americas • United States Declaration of Independence; processes leading to the declaration; influence of ideas; nature of the declaration; military campaigns and their impact on the outcome (suitable examples could be Saratoga and Yorktown) “I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory.” (Adams) The United States declaration of independence, issued by the Continental Congress in July 4th 1776, represented an evident step the country was making to free itself from the British Empire. John Adams had already been the leader of the independence movement;
The outcome of this war affected America’s foreign policies, economy, and society as a whole. The first important effect the war of 1812 had was the way it changed foreign policy for America. One of the major problems before the war, was the way Britain forced neutral nations trade to go through British authorities first. Not only that but they’d take American seamen and force them into the British navy. This whole ordeal caused great upset in America and cause them to put up a bill that stated they would cut off trade with either Britain or France if the other dropped their trade restrictions.
It was also because of the brutal ways that Spain was using to deal with the Cuban rebels. The U.S thus stepped in and helped Cuba gain it independence from the Spanish. The war involved a series of war and bloodshed both on the side of the U.S and Spain. The U.S thus won the war leading to the Spanish leaving Cuba. The war also set a stage for other policies in the U.S and reflected the development that had been experienced in the 19th Century.
In the middle of the 18th century, Britain and France were at war against each other. Both the British and the French wished to extend their colonies in North America into the territory west of the Appalachian Mountains. Britain’s purpose of this expansion was to gain more territory and power, whereas the French were pursuing trade with the Native Americans that lived in that part of the country. After seven years of fighting, Britain had won the war, and Treaty of Paris of 1763 officially resolved the French and Indian War. Despite the immense amount of land that Britain attained in the aftermath of this war, they were in severe debt because the French and Indian War was unbearably expensive.
Furthermore, Great Britain caused a tremendous amount of irritation to develop inside of the colonists. The Revolutionary War showed that it is a necessity for Americans to have their opinions voiced. Even though the colonists encountered many calamities, the Revolutionary War was a step towards democracy, something that the colonists wanted all
One of the most popular and memorable events that happened in America was the American revolution or American war of Independence. The American revolution was a conflict that happened between Great Britain and the colonials(Americans). The colonists rejected and declined Great Britain 's monarchy system and wanted more of democratic leadership and religious freedom, but Great Britain did not approve of this. After those hardworking years, the Americans won thanks to George Washington and many others ' leadership, freedom was gained, and the Declaration of Independence was forever accepted and remembered. Later on, many other events took place for great causes and great infamy such as, the Civil War, Great Depression, WWI and WWII, civil rights act, and many more, acts that guaranteed America religious, speech, to express ideas and controversial opinions
Also I will be including the battles of the war and why it was important, and last, what was the importance of the war. The war happened because the colonists wanted freedom and Independence. Freedom was everything they wanted especially Independence. Great Britain didn’t give the colonists freedom because they thought they wouldn’t be independent and get along with Great Britain. The 13 colonies wanted war with Great Britain.
Due to his many experiences while living in Great Britain, he grew a desire to fight for the oppressed and often questioned the authority the British Monarchy had over the American colony. Thomas Paine wrote an influential Pamphlet “Common Sense” a scathing attack on the monarchial tyranny over the American colony and the significance of American independence. Thomas Paine’s ideas in this pamphlet were not original, however were more accessible to the masses due to the clear and direct way he wrote. His pamphlet helped to inspire The Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson. The Declaration of Independence contains a list of grievances against King George III and justifications for the assertion of the right for independence.
These speeches helped define the American dream by motivating the colonists to build the foundation foundation of the term, which is freedom and independence. “The Speech at the Virginia Convention” , given by Patrick Henry, is undoubtedly one of the most famous speeches in American literature. The speech was given on March 23rd of 1775 (Henry, Patrick). The speech explains the urgency to break free from British rule. Henry explained how time and time again we had tried to peacefully negotiate with King
They also knew Britain was still reeling from the debt payments for the last war and would have difficulty raising revenue for a new one. Perhaps the biggest help was France entering the war on the colonists’ side, tying up shipping in the rich Caribbean colonies and providing experienced military men and materiel. 2. Britain also had advantages in the conflict, perhaps most notably in the form of the Loyalists. These were colonists who,
There is one war that the United States of America gained independence from and after that this country was not only a country but a nation united as one. The American Revolution was this war and it had a huge impact on shaping this country. This war lasted from April 19, 1775 through September 3, 1783. Throughout all these years there were many up and downs and some tragic loses, but America pulled through and fought strong and proud. During this time many battles were fought causing the victory of the United States.
During the Revolutionary War the colonist were fighting for their freedom from the British Empire. In their quest for freedom, they realized that they would need international allies to win the war. With France losing the French and Indian War against England, the colonial government looked to France to form this bond. Benjamin Franklin composes the Treaty of Alliance, which would become the first military treaty for the new nation. The Treaty of Alliance 1778 had a great impact on the outcome of the American Revolution, and helped introduce the United States of America as an independent country.
Then, in 1812, a war broke out once again between the Americans and British. In the early stages of the war, the U.S had an advantage because there was also an ongoing war between Britain and France. However, when the France surrendered, the British was able to focus its war with the Americans again. Therefore, the Americans had to adapt to new orders and directions, but in the end, the Americans succeeded and
I believe that the American Revolution was revolutionary because there were many events, impacts, and effects after the war was over. When something is “Revolutionary” it means that it causes a dramatic or drastic change. In 1776, the Declaration of Independence was written all because the people needed to be heard, from document 2. What if the King listened, would there still have been a war? I do not believe so because so much time was spent trying to get the people’s point across, and it worked, after the war.
The French influence went all through Europe. At the end of the revolution they were one of the most powerful countries throughout Europe. The center of the Enlightenment, they led the world in multiple avenues. From literature to science, and even military strategies, their influence was felt. Because the doctrine of the French was universally influential, the rights of man regardless time or place other countries took hold and tried to reorganize their country.