The American revolution is one of the most important events in American history. It had taken millions to make this happen, including General Washington. Washington was an outstanding general to had brought hope into the minds of his people in a time of despair. Inexperienced in running such a huge army he made the impossible, possible. He had led his army through the crucial weather, disease and several hardships.
Gettysburg Address. There are some famous moments in the United States history. The revolutionary war was one of the biggest accomplishments and moments in our nation’s history, and also the attack at Pearl Harbor are just two of the biggest moments in United States history. There also been some very famous speeches and documents.
He thought about voluntarily giving up the presidency in 1792, but with advice from his cabinet officers, he agreed to a second term (Ellis, 149). At the end of his first term, Washington asked James Madison to draft a valedictory address, because his two most trusted cabinet members, Hamilton and Jefferson, were deeply involved in partisan disputes (Ellis, 149). However, at the end of the second term, Washington called upon Hamilton to draft his address (Ellis, 150). Hamilton had Washington’s writing voice down pat, from writing correspondence for him during the Revolutionary War, and his draft read much the same as it would had Washington himself written it (Ellis,
With a force of 14,000 colonists advancing on Yorktown, and the French navy preventing reinforcements for the British, the choice for them was obvious, they surrendered. and left in peace. That victory was the end of the war, however the fighting still did not stop, as there were still some British stragglers raiding settlements. The fighting stopped on September 3, 1783, when Great Britain finally recognized the American's independence. The official end of the American Revolution was the Treaty of Paris in 1783, signed as an official acknowledgement of American Independence.
According to (history.com) the length of President Washington he thought he was getting worse and he couldn't do it for longer. Secondly, President Washington accomplished the constitution before he retired. Washington accomplished a lot before he left Presidency. After being president George went to farms and grew crops and he did great with his crops. Last, before President Washington was president he a lieutenant of the armies, he was a planter also.
Winning by a large margin, James Madison assumed the role of President on May 2nd, 1801, and served two terms with his first lady Dolley Madison until March 3rd, 1809. During his presidency, James Madison is best known for the War of 1812. The primary cause leading to the War of 1812, was the rising tension between America and Britain. America wanted to be a completely independent country whereas Britain wanted to rely on the revenue from America. This created much strife between the two nations.
He released a letter stating his retirement from office in 1976. This letter is known as the Farewell Address and was published in the newspaper. John adams and Thomas Jefferson were begging to run against each other in the upcoming election. While in office Washington was known for several controversial decisions. He left America in Isolation staying out of any affairs with other european countries due to his fear that America was not ready or able to fight again
Samuel Adams’ interpersonal skills of leadership, organization, and coordination boosted him to the forefront of the revolution. As people grew more and more tired of the laws England had placed upon them, Samuel Adams rose up voicing his opinions of the independence they desired. The principle that it was “lawful to resist the Supreme Magistrate, if the Commonwealth cannot be otherwise preserved,” (Samuel Adams, 1740) which was his Harvard college thesis, followed him throughout his entire career. He publicly defended these rights, organized the Sons of Liberty, and staged many protests. Beginning in Boston, Massachusetts,
In 1795 he returned to New York to practice law once again, during the time of running for Vice President and Governor he also called for mobilization against France, and became the Commander of the new army. Adams did not like this and called for a resolution without any fighting or war. Hamilton did not agree with all of Adam's ideas which lead to their defeat in the 1800 election, against Burr and Jefferson. Although they lost Hamilton helped to defeat Burr but was unsuccessful in the process. Soon after Vice President Burr ran for Governor and Hamilton thought this was a perfect opportunity to crush his arch nemesis.
The colonists began to accumulate arms and prepare for what they felt was an inevitable battle with the oppressive British Army. The Battle of Lexington occurred because a loyalist to the King, General Gage, had received secret commands from Dartmouth to take the patriots’ weapons, in case they riot against them. The British had to walk through Lexington in order to get to Concord, but since they had met up with patriots ready to fight in Lexington, a battle stemmed. How the patriot leaders got word of this was to have come from Margaret Kemble Gage. She was General Gage’s wife and supported the patriot’s work more than she did with her husband’s.
By late 1776, Benedict Arnold had recovered greatly from his war injury to once again take the battlefield. He played a vital role in interrupting a British invasion from Canada into New York that year. Despite his heroic personality, and great services, Arnold felt he did not receive the recognition he deserved. Which he didn’t. He resigned from the Continental Army in 1777 after Congress welcomed five junior officers over him.
Alexander Hamilton died on the morning of July 12, 1804 in the famous Burr-Hamilton duel at Weehawken, New Jersey. The two had been enemies for a long time, ever since the revolution. When Hamilton started to publicly insult Aaron Burr right before the election of 1800, he started down the road which lead to his fateful duel. To Hamilton and the Federalist party this election was like picking between a cobra or a rattlesnake, both considered very dangerous. This was a tough decision, but Hamilton thought Thomas Jefferson would be the less dangerous of the two, so when he heard that his party was going to vote for Burr he said, "Nothing has given me so much chagrin as the Intelligence that the Federal party were thinking seriously of supporting