The Revolutionary War The Revolutionary War, also known as the American Revolution, was a significant event in American History. The rising tensions between the colonies and Britain created a desire for colonists’ independance. The revolution can be described as “...a political upheaval”(1), taking place between 1775 and 1783. In the war, the best of American character was displayed as the colonists prevailed againsts all odds. Rejecting the rule of Britain the colonists overthrew their monarchy to gain independence and founded the United States of America as a democracy.
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.
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 were ready to start a new battle. The Battle of Trenton had many different causes, leaders, events and effects that impacted the Revolutionary War drastically. Several events had lead up to this battle they were in fact causes of the battle. Since the Battle of Bunker Hill British strategy has been to attack. With about 1,500 Hessian Troops at Trenton they were asking for trouble.
In 1760 the British decided that the Sauk capital at Rock Island would be their trading center. This is when the island is first recognized as an important trading and military center. When the revolutionary war started the colonists went to Rock Island to talk to the Sauk to try to have them fight on their side. Both sides wanted
British decided to cut off New England from other colonies with a unique plan. Burgoyne’s army would move south toward Albany from Canada, and General Howe would sail the Hudson River to meet them in Albany. Due to miscommunication Howe sailed the Chesapeake instead. The Patriots’ plan was to chop down trees to block the route. Burgoyne finally had to retreat.
The argument that the British could not realistically deploy more naval assets to America while simultaneously worrying about an attack on their homeland is understandable. Once the French and Americans signed an alliance treaty in 1778, it marked a significant milestone in history. “For the first time in the eighteenth century, Great Britain found itself diplomatically isolated; at one point in 1779 it was even threatened with French invasion.” Such isolation forced the British to make preparations to protect themselves from French threats. “The British government was therefore obliged to prepare for a much broader conflict unaided by European allies who might have compelled the French to commit resources to defending their position on the Continent.”
Therefore, Henry Clinton sent some of his soldiers there. It was all tactics. Whilst the French reached one end of Chesapeake Bay, the Americans (allies) arrived at the other end which made the British surrounded. After a long fight, the British finally surrendered on the 19th of October 1781. In the Battle, there were 8,800 American soldiers, 7,700 French
The turning point battle in the war is the Battle of Saratoga in Saratoga County, New York on October 7, 1777 because the battle that was led by Benedict Arnold and a few fellow commanders defeated British General Burgoyne was a major victory for the American forces, forcing a British army to surrender this led to the French in joining the war against Britain and helping the colonists with
The small coastal village of Yorktown, Virginia, became in October 1781 the scene of the final major battle of the American Revolution. General George Washington and his French allies besieged the forces of British General Charles Cornwallis, which were trapped inside the town. Finally, after his army's food and ammunition ran out, Cornwallis pleaded for peace. This victory was a catalyst for Britain's decision to seek an end to hostilities with the Americans. Though the war continued overseas until 1783, Yorktown was the event that brought most of the fighting to an end.
In the fall of 1781, Colonial and French troops attacked to the British Army at Yorktown, Virginia. Led by George Washington and French General Comte de Rochambeau, they began their final attack on October 14th, capturing two British defenses and leading to the surrender, just days later, of British General Lord Cornwallis and nearly 9,000 troops. Yorktown proved to be the final battle of the American Revolution, and the British began peace negotiations shortly after the American
The two Battles of Saratoga were a turning point in the American Revolution. Fought for 18 days in the fall of 1777. On September 19th, British General John Burgoyne achieved a small, but costly victory over American forces led by. Horatio Gates and Benedict Arnold. Though his troop strength had been weakened, Burgoyne again attacked the Americans at Bemis Heights on October 7th, but this time was defeated and forced to retreat.
The American Revolution is undoubtedly one of the most defining events in American history. The American colonists, after suffering under unjust and improper taxation, decided to revolt from Great Britain and sought to become a nation of sovereign, independent states. “Taxation without representation,” as we have come to know this as, is perhaps the most major cause of the war. The climax of this war, the Yorktown Campaign, perfectly encapsulates the colonists’ desire for independence and their yearning for their own sovereignty (History).
It is the American Revolution, and the colonies are on the verge of fighting. Before the first battles of the Revolution, colonists were starting to get ready for the impending conflict. Although some colonists wanted the conflict to come many others remained neutral and hoped to avoid war. However events during the Revolution swayed many colonists to the side of the Patriots. One such event was crucial and important to the American Revolution, the same place where the “Shot heard round the world” was fired, on the North Bridge in Concord.