History: The American Revolution

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The American Revolution I think it’s expected that countries will have different perspectives on events in history. In America, we may have a completely different view of current and historical topics taking place in different parts of the world. After reading about the American Revolution from all sides of the world, the word revolution had a greater meaning and I noticed it wasn’t just a revolution for America, but for many parts of the world as well. British textbooks appeared to be biased towards America, even saying, “If a collection of American colonists could defeat the British, the world must be upside down!”(Lindaman and Ward 38). Although that’s not defending America’s clear bias view on British actions during the revolution, which …show more content…

Canada, at the time, was also under British rule, but saw it as an opportunity to grow. The famous Quebec was highly populated because it was peaceful and a retreat during tough times. When taxes in the colonies called for rebellion and war it spilled over the borders to the peaceful and striving lands of Canada. This led Canada to beginning to notice that the rule they were under was not what it seemed. Many Canadians, and French helped America gain freedom and doing so influenced them to make their own laws and come out from under the British rule. After the war, George Washington wrote a letter to Benedict Arnold saying, “‘To whomsoever it belongs, in their favour, probably will balance the turn. If it’s ours, success, I think, will most certainly crown our own virtuous struggles; if it is theirs, the contest, at least,will be doubtful, hazardous and bloody.’”(44). This is saying that whomever Canada, Quebec, belongs to is welcome to join the victorious colonies when they please …show more content…

People in Great Britain may see the colonists as unreasonable rebellious people, as well as we may have seen them the same. My initial feeling about the revolution was that America was the only one who faced challenges during these tough times. After reading the provided sections from, History Lessons, I realized that some countries had even worse experiences and some were left to pick up the pieces afterwards. The world is one place for all of us to live, but we definitely do not see eye to eye on many things, especially in

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