The Revolutionary War happened form 1775-1783. One of the first major events of the Revolutionary War was the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Hundreds of British troops attacked the colonists’ military stores in Concord on April 18, 1775. The result of this battle was the British lost and were removed from Boston; however they did win the Battle of Lexington. Another major event was when the Declaration of Independence was established.
We believe that the most important battle was the Battle of Saratoga because it was the turning point of the Revolutionary War. British General John Burgoyne, wanted to end the rebellion and cut New England from the rest of the states. So he planned British forces to charge towards Albany, New York from 3 different directions. The Battle of Saratoga was a substantially crucial victory for the Americans. Consisting of two battles fought in September and October of 1777, the American’s wins over the superior British convinced the French to enter into the war and support George Washington 's Army with supplies and naval power.
The battle Saratoga was an important turning point in the American Revolution. After the battle of Princeton on January 3, 1777, the British forces under General Howe and Lord Cornwallis moved all of their troops to New York. Following this, another British general, John Burgoyne, who was positioned in Canada, planned to move South from Quebec, capture Ticonderoga, and then join Howe and another British force led by Lieutenant Colonel Barry St. Leger in Albany. If they were successful in doing this, then the British would have cut of the New England Colonies from the South. Burgoyne’s strategy was initially going to plan.
George Washington also proved his leadership in the last years of the war. The continental army won the Battle of Yorktown by successfully defeating the British with Washington’s leadership and French support. When compared to any other politician in the Federalist era it is important to understand that Washington played a key role in the nation’s independence. If the nation was still under British control then politicians such
There were two Revolutions that are connected, The French Revolution and the American Revolution. The American Revolution came first, and the French Revolution was inspired by the American Revolution. George Washington was one of the main leaders in the American revolution. He led the colonies and future United States to a victory over the British government. The leader of the French Revolution was Napoleon Bonaparte.
Benedict Arnold’s significance and influence in the Revolutionary War The Continental Army Arnold started the war off by organizing a militia in his hometown and was voted the captain. Arnold partnered with Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys to capture Fort Ticonderoga. Ticonderoga was one of the first major victories for the colonies. Saratoga At the Battle of Saratoga, his superior, Gen. Horatio Gates, relieved him of command during the battle due to unruliness. Arnold, feeling unappreciated, charged into battle.
“We must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight!” (Henry 103). This speech by Patrick Henry was delivered before the Revolutionary War in an effort to persuade the colonists to go to war immediately against Britain. Patrick Henry’s “Speech to the Virginia Convention” used logos as the most effective persuasive technique because it appealed to the reasoning of the colonists and questioned the British intentions. Henry used logic and common sense to persuade the colonists in his pre-Revolutionary War speech.
Once passing Belgium, they falsely assumed they were going to sweep in and destroy france in a single blow. Since the BEF (British Expeditionary Force) had shown up, that was made impossible. 10 days after Germany’s journey to Belgium, Russia had invaded Germany with her enormous army. This forced the Germans to dive the soldiers to both sides, This doomed Germany up until Russia had the revolution. So, although she could have won the war from the start, she lost in the Spring
The first phase beginning in 1789 was the overthrowing of the monarchy government of Louis XVI which had become bankrupt after years of warfare. Loise XVI had to give up on the taxation of land owners after an agricultural disaster that resulted in no taxes being collected leading to the government no longer being able pay its debts owed to the creditors. A decision by the king to not include Third Estate or commoners made of approximately ninety six percent of the population lead to them making a vow on a tennis court that they would not yield until the country had a constitution. The oath became known as the “Oath of the Tennis Court” and with the agricultural failings and rising price of grain and a collapsing economy made way for the formation of a National guard
The battle of Waterloo has been described by some as "the birth of modern Europe" (Wooten). It lead to the downfall of Napoleon, "the mind that had tested the major powers of Europe" (Wooten) and his French revolutionary army a standoff. One which cost the lives of thousands of British, Prussian and French soldiers. Although the Waterloo Campaign and the battle played out over a couple of days, remembered as one of the greatest battles of the 19th century in Europe. The events before the Waterloo campaign are intriguing as they display how charismatic and persuasive leader Napoleon was.
Importance was that in this battle, Continental Army captured 900 prisoners, which inspired more soldiers to join them (many soldiers were about to leave because of their contract). After the Trenton Battle, George Washington forced toward Princeton, New Jersey. British General Cornwallis rushed to stop them, but Washington’s troops tricked them by leaving their campfires burning, and attacked British soldiers from behind.
Shout like hell and fight like devils!” (The Battle of Kings Mountain) Fight they did! One hour later, there were 290 dead, 163 wounded, and 668 taken prisoner. (Scribe, 2014) Major Ferguson lay dead. The next day, Cornwallis received Ferguson’s plea for help. President Hoover summarized “Here less than a thousand men, inspired by the urge of freedom, defeated a superior force intrenched in this strategic position.
The Events of the Battles of the Saratoga Egan J. Schafer Mountain View High School The Battles of the Saratoga The Battles of the Saratoga was when American independence won a place in the minds of Europe. The Battles are talked about in Creasy 's Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World, showing the importance of the outcomes of these battles. They showed that the Americans could defeat the most powerful military force in the world. This victory brought foreign assistance which turned the tide of the war. Without these battles, America would never have formed.
For six months they were in the cold fighting for their lives. There were thousands of deaths over those six months. Most men died from the diseases they had caught. When the British left Philadelphia and went to New York, Washington and his men were ready to fight. This proved that Washington and his men were capable of having an open field battle.
The Battle of Yorktown was fought at the city of Yorktown in the months of September and October in 1776. The Reason why the armies where their was because the British General Lord Charles Cornwallis departed from St. Domingue to Chesapeake Bay and he chose to make Yorktown his base. This was one of the final battles in the war for the colonies to gain independence. George Washington realises that this is the perfect opportunity to take action. He orders 5,000 troops to block Cornwallis ' escape by land while the French naval fleet will block Britain 's escape by sea.