When the colonist settled in North America, conflict with the Native Americans began and they never ended. The Yamasee War was one of many conflicts. The Yamasee was a bloody war that killed over 400 colonist in South Carolina. The colonist vigorously stole, lied, and forced the Yamasee into slavery. To not be viewed as weak the Yamasee raided the colonist homes and plantations to kill and destroy them and their property. This led to small militia's of the colonist fighting back. Their strategy was to raid and stop Yamasee raid. It took two long years, but the war ended. To officially end the war, many tribes signed a peace accord. This pushed the Yamasee along with more tribes down to Florida, where they joined the Seminole
There were many battles during the American Revolutionary War. Some were more important than others, and some lasted longer than others. The Battles of Saratoga and Yorktown were both very important and somewhat long. The battle of Saratoga was important because this was the changing point for the colonists. The battle of Yorktown was important because it was the final battle in the whole war. Saratoga lasted for about a month, and Yorktown lasted for about 20 days.
The most important battle during the Civil War was the Battle of Gettysburg. This was a battle that took place over three days in the small Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg on July 1, 1863. This battle was the turning point of the civil war which successfully stopped the Southern Confederate Armies led by General Robert E. Lee from taking over the north. The Battle of Gettysburg was the most important battle of the Civil War because it was the largest of the civil war battles, successfully pushing back southern armies away from the north, and was the major defeat of the south. The battle of Gettysburg is still considered to historians to not only be the most important battle of the Civil war but the deciding factor towards victory.
It also gave the Union control of the Mississippi River.The Battle of Vicksburg was one of the most important Battles of the Civil War, and it helped speed up the end of the long fought war. It also let the north go into the deep south so they could eradicate the “Rebels”. It split the Confederacy in half. It made it easier to defeat the “Rebels” when they were not able to communicate with their other half. It also damaged the Southern moral horrendously. The Siege of Vicksburg was a very bloody day in American History and will not be forgotten. It will forever be in our hearts, mind, and
The Civil war was an event that shaped America. There were many important battles,events, and inventions that changed the course of the war. One of those important events was Sherman’s March. Sherman’s March changed the way the rest of the civil war was fought, by entering, “total war” (Carr).
Why was the Siege of Vicksburg such an immense turning point for the Union in the Civil War? This mainly was due to the capturing of the Mississippi River, which contained the South’s main ports for trading with foreign countries. Capturing the Mississippi demolished the Confederate’s leading position in the Civil War. This great achievement for the Union helped change the outcome of the war.
The Battle began as a plan by the British to control New York and isolate New England from the Southern colonies and put an end to the Revolution. Which ended as an opportunity for the Patriots. The British had planned to go south from Montreal to Albany, NY by the water route of Lake Champlain, Lake George, and the Hudson River. Then once they were in Albany they would join other British groups from New York and Mohawk
The Battle of Gettysburg was the first and last battle fought in the North. All the other battles were fought in the South so the Confederate’s people and towns were constantly in danger. Document A illustrates that the General Lee were tired of being on the defense and wanted to be on the offense for a change. Document A states that even though the Confederates tried their hardest they were pushed back onto the defensive and ultimately lost the war (273). Overall, Document A shows that The Battle of Gettysburg was the one battle in the entire war that was fought in the North, and this is significant because the Confederate army was always on the defensive and the southerners were continually in danger from the warfare happening around them.
The American Revolution was a successful revolt of the colonies and their mother country in a fight for their independence. It was successful, because the new independent country known as the United States of America was formed, and can still be seen today. However, the revolution goes very in depth on how it happened.
Separately, these acts did not cause the American revolution but together the acts created tension between the American colonists and England. The Stamp act started to build the tension between the colonists and England because it was the first tax directly imposed onto the colonists. They saw this as unfair because during the French and Indian war the colonist were ignored and then suddenly they were expected to pay off Britain’s war debt. The Stamp Act led to the Declaratory Act which led to many other laws given by King George the III and Parliament because of the backlash received from the colonists. The Boston tea party was an effect of the Tea Act enacted on the American colonists. This incident also sparked more colonial rebellions and
Ulysses S. Grant (named Hiram Ulysses Grant) was born on April 27, 1822. Grant began his military career graduating Westpoint as an average student in 1843. Grant fought in the Mexican-American War along with Robert E. Lee, a man he would be facing on the battlefield nearly fifteen years later. Grant came to an early retirement in 1854 but after struggling monetarily in civilian life he rejoined the Union army in 1861. Grant was the most famous Union General in the Civil War. Grant was elected for president in 1869 and again in 1873.
The British came over to the colonies thinking that this war would be over in a couple months. Their young soldiers with their boosted morale were not ready for what was waiting. The Americans had nothing to lose and the British thought this would be like all of the other wars they have fought all over the war. Although the Colonialists have never fought before they were more experienced, tougher, and knew the land better. The guerilla tactics crippled the British. They have never seen this style of fighting before and were not ready. The surprise attacks could not be stopped. The British did not expect to be fighting a war like this and had no idea how to counter it. The Americans strategy was t use guerilla warfare and it worked for them the British were completely thrown off guard by this and it cost them the war in the
The British didn’t know this until it was too late, and the British were destroyed by the Patriot force. The Battle of Cowpens is what caused the British forces in the area to retreat to Yorktown, VA, where the war ended. The remaining British forces in South Carolina were then driven out of South Carolina in the Battle of Eutaw Springs.
The Battle of Saratoga is really two battles, after capturing Fort Ticonderoga, General John Burgoyne led an British army of 8000men to join forces with General sir William Howe’s tropp at the Hudson River. Charging at a slow pace, it gave Americans time to prepare. General George Washington sent Benedict Arnold, Colonel Daniel Morgan, his riflemen, and two brigades. They rose about sixty-five hundred men strength. September 19, Burgoyne attacked, Benedict Arnold forced men out of his defensive and lead Morgan's men to block a British Column. A struggle was raged across Freeman's farm, Benedict Arnold sent in tresh regiment, leaving possessions on the ground. Defending his camp and waiting for reinforcements from General Howe, Burgoyne attempted
The people whose stories are being told are the students who believe that racism is wrong. The whole film centers on them as being segregated at prom even though they go to school together. The majority of the interviews are of the students who believe that racism is wrong. These students give their stories of racism in Charleston and explain why it is wrong. One white student even said that she is discriminated against because she has an African-American friend. Stories like these are told throughout the documentary, meaning that the people whose stories are being told are the students who are affected by racism and want it to stop.