In 1775, he was named commander in chief of the Continental Army in the American uprising. In his first battle, he was able to box the British out of Boston, but later that year he was almost captured when he lost New York City. During every battle he rode in the front never in the back because he wanted to show his troops that they were all in this together. Geography played an important part in the American Revolution. Americans also known as Patriots knew the land very well.
Introduction The 13 British colonies became an independent nation known as the US because of the American Revolution It began in 1775 and ended in 1783 Background Some causes for the revolution had started in the early days of British settlement in America The colonies had to make their own government and communication was limited Great Britain decided that they had to pay for their own defense because the British had gained a lot of land and were in debt Events leading to war The Stamp Act Britain was forcing the colonies to pay many taxes In 1765 the British parliament started the Stamp Act, which made them attach stamps, from
“Preventing our obtaining more subsistence by cultivating of new lands, [the French] discourage our marriages, and keep our people from increasing; thus…killing thousands of our children before they are born,” wrote Benjamin Franklin. Franklin regarded the importance of expanding westward necessary for the American colonists; more land was needed for the colonists to keep growing, but the French were in their way. As the continent of North America was tossed repeatedly back and forth from the hands of the French to the hands of the British, the American colonists could not wait to devour the heavily contested lands west of the Appalachians. But through a combination of politics and economics, the colonists were not allowed easy access to those rich lands. Land was of such importance to the colonists that it caused the American Revolutionary War.
Then with King George hitting the settlers with random new taxes and rules, Tea Tax and the Homestead act, the settlers had enough and revolted against King George tyranny. “GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH” was a phrase during the war. Those men and women felt with their liberty they could attain they would achieve better then they are now. They absolutely did achieve better those settlers achieve creating one of the greatest countries in the world. They did that with have their own
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.
In our Social Studies book it states that the British kept making acts to put the colonists in line. The British made acts like the Quartering Act , (where British soldiers invaded colonists home and forced them to serve them) colonists barely had enough money to support their family and then the British enforce this law. Don’t even get me started on the Counting Act where King George III just had to come in and make some act just so he can put colonists in line. I mean I get that King George III had to pay for the French and Indian war but that just made the colonists angry so then they started to rebel and and then the King made more acts to wallop the
In the American Revolution France directed its forces to assist the Americans. French aid was pivotal in compelling the British to surrender at Yorktown in 1781. However although the Americans gained much from France’s support it led to no substantial gains for France but it had accumulated a debt of 1,066 million livres. France could not solely rely on its revenue from tax to fund the war thus it frequently borrowed at high rates of interest. The American Revolution combined with the Seven and Nine Years’ Wars caused heavy expenditures for France, it wasn’t capable of raising funds to equate to the level of debt it had.
Particularly, the English inhabitants seized Indian’s land and food, cornering the Indian citizens towards limiting possibilities; needless to say they ended up dispersing. James I made accusations toward the Virginia Company for carelessness and in 1624 James I made Virginia a royal colony. Originally, the monopoly for tobacco created an economic boom in the Chesapeake and enticed migrants, but ultimately diseases kept the overall population low and life expectancy short.
It was made up by the colonies, and was created to revolt against the rule of Great Britain. The army was commanded under the commander-in-chief, General George Washington, who encouraged morale, and held together the army throughout the war. George Washington’s army was struggling. The army was ragtag, barely trained, half-starving and at times, even unequipped. Before the outbreak of the war, there was no, set in stone, army and the colonies had relied upon the local militia who were made up of part time soldiers.
Cromwell landed in Ireland in 1649 and quickly took the towns of Drogheda and Wexford through massacre. Because of the barbarism employed by Cromwell’s men, towns surrendered which made Cromwell’s conquest a much easier feat. Small troops of guerilla’s set up in places like the Wicklow mountains, soley to attack Cromwell’s Parliamentairans. This then led to famine and a bubonic plague. The guerilla warfare eventually ended in late 1652, when Parliamentarians signed an agreement that allowed the Irish to serve in foreign