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.
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
Marquis De Lafayette When most people talk about Marquis De Lafayette, you envision a hero of two worlds. He served in the continental army for the American Revolution but also played a major role in the French revolution as a commander of the National Guard. Lafayette became a leader of the liberal aristocrats dubbed the Fayettistes, and an outspoken advocate of religious toleration and the abolition of the slave trade (Leepson, M. 2016, July 15). Nevertheless, Marquis De Lafayette is seen as a revolutionary hero both in the United States and France. Marquis De Lafayette was born Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roche Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette.
This proved that Washington and his men were capable of having an open field battle. Washington’s goal was to keep the British in New York. In 1781 Cornwallis surrendered. Cornwallis had Washington and his men, and the French against him. He knew that he didn’t have a
Patriot Pen Freedom is the power/right to act speak or think as one wants to without restraint or hindrance. How did the us gain its freedom well in 1776 july 4 The continental congress adopted the declaration of independence which declares that we were free from great britain. Very few americans had military experience there was no method for training supplying or paying the army. The americans did surprise attacks on the british brutal sniper fire and returning to boston from concord. In 1775 the colonists failed to gain bunker hill but forced heavy casualty on superior military forces.
As Ronald Reagan once said, ¨Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn 't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.¨ We, the American people, fought for our freedom against the British. The fight for our independence lasted eight years (1775-1783). The revolution started when Britain began to tax the colonists excessively.
The American Revolution, which lasted from 1775 to 1783, began with tension, anger, and restriction. However, the outcome led to a free country known as the United States of America. The American Revolution has many effects on today’s modern country, including the Declaration of Independence and the abolition of slavery. The Declaration of Independence was fought persistently, and it had a great outcome on American colonies. Before the war began, Britain was taking a hold of many freedoms of the American colonists and replacing those freedoms with limitations.
In 1764 through 1774, Great Britain continuously passed taxes on many items used by the colonists of America. This lead to the colonists writing the declaration of independence. In colonial Williamsburg today, people can learn about the rebellious acts of the Americans during the revolution. Although There are many historical buildings that can inform visitors of Williamsburg’s past, the capitol building stands out from the rest. The capitol building was very important to the American Revolution, teaches people about America’s past government, and supports the motto, “that the future may learn from the past.” The capitol had much more importance during the revolution than the Bruton Parish Church, The Magazine, or the Governors palace.
A “dual army” was created during the American Revolution. The army consisted of citizen-soldier reserve with a small professional force. Congress decided to create the Continental Army, even with the mistrust of such a standing army among Americans. The Marines, Army, and Navy were all created during the American Revolution. During the Constitutional Convention it was decided that the United States would not only keep the dual army, but a Navy force would be established, as well.
Britain’s interest in India began when the British East India Company constructed trading posts in India to fulfil British needs created by the Industrial Revolution. After a rebellion of the Company’s private army in 1757, the Company called for the full British military to provide reinforcements. After that rebellion, India was forcefully taken over by the British government. Britain’s rule of India was extremely effective, making large sums of money for many people, and building new centers and infrastructure for health and learning. However, the British built that government with intent to control India and serve Britain; indeed, that government made money for Britain with no regards to the Indian economy, and mismanaged its new health