In 1742, his father died and Thomas Hancock, his uncle, later adopted him. He enrolled in Harvard University and received a master’s degree in 1750. After graduating, he worked for his uncles shipbuilding business. John eventually took over the business and became one of the wealthiest men in America.
He joined this group because the Stamp Act restricted merchant trade in the colonies and Arnold shared trading ships with a merchant, Adam Babcock. After assaulting a Parliament associate, Arnold was charged with disorderly conduct and was fined. When the Revolutionary War began in 1775, Arnold joined the Continental Army. Working with Ethan Allen and his men, Arnold managed to capture a British official. Later that year he worked to ally Canada with the Patriots, failed miserably, and managed to severely injure his leg.
John Hancock was born in Braintree (present-day Quincy), Massachusetts on January 23, 1737 and died in Boston on October 8, 1793. He was initially a merchant whose shipping business was greatly affected by the Intolerable Acts, propelling him into the Revolutionary cause. Once the Revolution had passed, Hancock became the First governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He was most famous for his large signature on the Declaration of Independence as well as being a statesman, Second President of the Continental Congress, and Authoritative voice of the Revolution. Hancock joined the Sons of Liberty so as to oppose British influence in the colonies.
Americans decided to fight for their independence in 1776 because they were being treated unjustly by Great Britain. To begin, the British passed hefty taxes in the thirteen colonies to help pay off their war debt. First, colonists were brought into British conflicts. After
Samuel Adams: A Revolutionary Samuel Adams was a great revolutionary, Son of Liberty, and Founding Father. Samuel Adams was one of the pivotal Revolutionary War leaders, who played a crucial role in the American struggle for independence from Great Britain. Although Samuel Adams came from an already somewhat political family, between college and growing British provocation, Samuel Adams developed into the strong patriot we celebrate today. Samuel Adams’ father, Deacon Samuel Adams was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He made a good living off of his brewery business.
When Hamilton was 16, he moved to New York and attended college. However, Hamilton's interest was not in getting an education, he wished to be in involved in politics and knowing that an American revolution is on the way, he decided to leave college and join the Patriots to fight against Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War. Hamilton was unhappy with Britain's enforced taxes and business regulations and decided to take action. The war began in 1775 and Hamilton fought in many battles and was promoted to a lieutenant colonel. He later caught the attention of George Washington and was then made his trusted assistant and advisor.
Banneker Rhetorical Analysis The last 16 years of the 18th Century were very exciting for the United States of America. We had just defeated the British in the brutal Revolutionary War, and the sense of becoming a super power was becoming more realistic. However, our young country had many flaws such as; a massive war debt, no stable economy, and the dependence of slaves to do back-breaking work. In 1791, eight years after the end of the war, Benjamin Banneker wrote a letter to Thomas Jefferson, the Secretary of State at the time. In his letter, Banneker, the son of a former slave, argues against slavery through the use of flashbacks that demonstrate early patriotic values, the repetition of polite, respectful phrases, and the allusions to biblical doctrine to achieve the purpose of introducing the idea that slavery is an issue.
Paul Revere was a Bostonian silversmith, an industrialist and a patriot in the American Revolution. He is a notable example of an ordinary man who became politically involved and risked everything to save his world. Revere contributed the famous depiction of the Boston “Bloody” Massacre, he aided in the Boston Tea Party, and finally led the Midnight Ride to warn the Patriots that the Red Coats were coming. While we’ve learned quite a bit of history pertaining to Mr. Revere, we have also noted that some of his major contributions may have been fabricated a little bit. (NEEDS MORE UMPH)
The French and Indian War was important to the American Revolution because the debt from the war was the reason that Parliament started taxing the colonists. Also, the French and Indian War made Britain very weak, making the colonists’ actions work a whole lot better. Since France was not happy with the outcome of their war with Britain this was a main reasons for France’s interest in helping the now Americans throughout the Revolutionary War, which was very important to the colonies’ victory. The reason why Britain started to tax the colonists was because of the debt resulting from the French and Indian War. The first tax was the the tax on sugar, which was put on the colonists to help pay off the war debt.
The person I have chosen to do my report on is Paul Revere who is famous for his midnight ride when he warned the patriots and minute men that the British were coming. Paul Revere was born in Boston Massachusetts on Fish street on January 1, 1735. Paul Revere died May 10, 1818 in Boston Massachusetts. Paul Revere’s occupation was a patriot his nationality was American. He started off as a silversmith, then expanded to a gold smith, a dentist he made false teeth, and he made the first copper mill in America, he also fought in the war, and was a messenger for the Committee of Correspondence, he was also part of the Sons of Liberty, he made the Boston Massacre painting, he was an artist, he spied on the British too.
The Loyalists are subjects of the British Parliament and don’t worry about paying the tax and are okay with whatever rule England imposes. The Patriots on the other hand, don’t agree with the British Parliament, and have big issues with paying for the paper goods. As James Otis had said, “Taxation without representation is tyranny!” Here in Boston, all the Patriots are rebelling by boycotting paper goods, stoning tax collectors or burning their houses, and protesting. A patriot group called Sons of Liberty was started in each colony to fight for justice, and they rebelled against the Parliament, as no one want to pay the biased
Sons of Liberty ¨He that takes this down is an enemy to his country.¨ Incited by the Sons of Liberty. Thousands gathered and a sign was placed on the effigy of Andrew Oliver. The Sons of Liberty were american heros because they helped nullify the stamp act, they gave average people a way to be involved, they were the ones who started the revolution. Stamp Act, passed by the British Parliament in early 1765, levied a tax on colonial legal documents, licenses, port clearances, newspapers, cards, and dice. As soon as they heard about the law, American colonists began complaining that this was a new form of taxation without their consent.
The American Revolution was a very important thing that happened in history. John Adams played an important role in the American Revolution. He Adams was a strong proponent of reasoned appeals for justice and formal protest, rather than mob action, he helped navigate the Treaty of Paris which officially ended the American Revolutionary War, and he played a role in persuading congress to declare independence. Adams was well known for his brilliant mind and passionate patriotism. He was a leader in the Continental Congress and an important diplomatic figure, before becoming America's first vice president.
Sam Adams was born September 27, 1722, in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard in 1740 and will later be know as one of the founding fathers. He took out a loan from his father and gave half to a friend that never repaid him and he spent the other half. Then his father names him a partner in the family business and Adams make a weekly article which fails and in 1756 he was a tax collector but he failed to collect the taxes. He served as a legislator for Massachusetts from 1765-1774.