When one looks at all the revolutions the earth there are many differences. Evry revolution is different but every revolution have one thing in common, one group of people is being oppressed by another. For this essay we are supposed to compare two different revolutions to the American Revolution. The two others I chose are the Cuban revolution and the Haitian revolution. To begin, I will look at a little back ground of each revolution and then the main cause. Once I get done with that, I will then compare the causes to each other.
Even though the colonists did not have a clear understanding of freedom because they were under the rule of a tyrant, the Speech in the Virginia Convention and Crisis #1, written by Patrick Henry and Thomas Paine, both motivated the colonists and congress to aspire and achieve freedom.
They were sending the message that they would not pay taxes on their tea. The British were furious with the actions of the colonists and needed to impose a punishment for their rebellion. This came in the form of the Intolerable Acts. These acts were an attempt by Parliament to gain complete control over the colonists. The culminations of these events led to the breakout of the Revolutionary War just short of two years after the Boston Tea Party. It was during America’s Revolutionary War that the Second Continental Congress met, wrote and signed the Declaration of Independence.
Upon arriving at Jamestown in 1607, English colonists began their experience towards achieving colonial unity. As much of the old world established dominion over the new colonies, they encountered more competition and continued the struggle to reach colonial unity. Legislation, such as The Mayflower Compact and the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut enabled the colonies to expand upon themselves in such a way that enabled a sense of national identity, and eventually, colonial unity.
The American Revolution was a period of anxiety and conflict between Great Britain and the American colonists. The fight for independence began as a riotous battle occurred at Lexington and Concord, located in Massachusetts. Surprisingly, the American colonists were prosperous in many of the battles during the time of war. The war had lasted for eight years, and officially ended when a treaty was signed by Great Britain. In turn, the Americans earned independence and a lot of rights that other countries did not have. The American colonists had a large defiance in their hands, due to the fact that the British were extremely robust. Whereas the British had a very successful army and won the majority of their wars, the
The battles of Lexington and Concord were the very first battles of the revolutionary war. on april 19 great Britain's general gage would send out troops held in boston to make way to lexington where they were supposed to capture leaders Sam Adams and John Hancock. after Lexington they were supposed to go to Concord where they would seize gunpowder. Lexington and concord are both towns that are close to boston Massachusetts. from it being the first battle of the war, it was a victory as the british began to retreat after the gunfire.while 650-900 british troops started marching to concord, they were followed closely by the famous Paul Revere, while he seen that the troops were ready for war, he went back and warned the whole country side so
The battles of lexington and concord happened on April 18, 1775. It was started by the higher ranking officers sending troop regiments to Lexington first then Concord. The battles were fought by the minutemen and british soldiers. The british soldiers were trying to take control and get supplies. The minutemen were trying to push the british out.
Soon after the Seven Years’ War, the British and the colonists learned that victory came with a rather expensive price (Kennedy, Cohen, & Bailey, 2010). Great Britain tightened its grip on the colonies in North America, expecting colonists to pay for their financial struggles. In order to make colonists pay for the war, Great Britain reminded the North American colonies who had authority by controlling the colonists to submit to various ordinances ratified by British Parliament. This action only showed that arrogance leads to rebellion socially, economically, and politically.
The Boston Massacre’s significance was at a very high ratio in American History when the colonies were still trying to gain their Independence from Great Britain. The turning point I have acknowledged, was that the British troops whom were guarding their Leader’s house, the colonists we’re causing the large conflict. Not the British Troops, They were doing as told but took action basing on their feelings. Rage, discrimination, and the fact that the Colonist male members were taunting them all by throwing snowballs and shouting not necessary statements.
British policies established in 1763-1776 greatly affected the colonists and pushed them towards developing their own republican values. All of the acts and taxes the British issued and how overly controlling the British were over the colonists was the starting point, also the increasing rebellions encouraged the colonists to break away from Britain’s rule, and finally the wars that resulted and seizing authority from the British was the final turning point for the colonists in eliminating Britain’s heavy-handed ruling over the colonists.
The colonies have been part of the British crown for 168 years now, but independence is something that America needs. The British had created high taxes with unreasonable causes since they just went to war with the French and Indians in American territory, but colonists should not comply the King’s whims no more. American colonists demand independence since freedom is limited by Britain; for this reason, colonists are thinking about how to obtain it.. The British have planted a seed of hatred in the American colonists thanks to the treatment they have given; consequently, colonists are seeking revenge with the British.
Tensions were high in Boston between the British and the Colonists. Between the Boston Massacre in 1770 and the Boston Tea Party in 1773, Britain was very upset with Boston. King George III, the Lord North- led British government and many of the British citizens were very upset and irritated when they found out that the Boston colonists had made “Tea with salt water”. Once the parliament heard of their escapade, they began thinking of a way to insure that there would be no more uprisings in the Massachusetts colony. Boston Harbor was closed to trade, and only food and firewood were permitted into the port. In
The American understanding of reform and rebellion had shifted dramatic between the early colonial era and the 1850s. During the early colonial era, reform of any kind was frowned upon and social change was seemingly regarded as unnecessary. Rebellion was seen by some as the only effective method to inspire change. However, over the course of time up until 1850, there was a dramatic shift were reform was seen as necessary and also welcomed. Rebellion however was seen in a negative light and was proven to be not effective. From 1700 to 1850, American understanding and attitudes of reform and rebellion shifted due to an emphasis of individual rights and the creation of a democracy where the people essentially empowered their government. However,
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if an iconic moment in history had never happened? Although The Boston Tea Party cost Great Britain a great deal of important resources it was a necessary event for the Colonists to get their freedom. The British Parliament passed the Intolerable Acts to punish the Colonies for dumping British goods in the harbor. The Boston Tea Party also paved the way for the Revolutionary War. Therefore the American way of life would be extremely different today had the Boston Tea Party never happened.
The Intolerable Acts of 1977 and the Boston Tea party would two of the most iconic and discussed when looking at the events moving towards the Revolutionary War. The colonist tried many other approaches in the ways of petitions, protest, and riots. The British were in a constant struggle to stay in control of the colonies. The ability to have access and profits to the resources that the colonist have found and began to trade. What was suppose to be an opportunity for the colonist to get more freedom for culture, religion, economics, political, and society. The British on the other hand wanted the opportunity to make income to pay of debts, make profits, and improve relationships with other nations. They were truly being the “mother”