The American Revolution lasted six years and the impacts of it were everlasting(Schultz, 2010). The effects were felt by every group of people in North America and many worldwide. Even though George Washington had all of his troops vaccinated against smallpox, the colonists were not so fortunate and as a results some estimates are that as many as one hundred and thirty thousand people died from this dreaded disease. This loss of life combined with the divisions among the colonies into those loyal to Britain and those who wanted freedom would forever change the way of life for the colonists.
After the recent readings for Zinn’s book, I began to do some research on the Indians helping the British during the Revolutionary War. I Google “Roles of Indians during the Revolutionary War,” and I sound a very interesting site that backed up Zinn’s statement. Many of the Indians, especially the Shawnee, Creeks and the powerful Cherokee and Iroquois helped the British in the American Revolution. The British promised Indians more than their freedom, they also promised to stop settlement on their land. However, there are some Indians that fought for America as well, those tribes were most involved with people who would become Americans. They lived in an intermarriage community and have personal relationships with them.
During this time period, Native Americans were being treated so poorly. They were very misunderstood, and white men didn 't even try to understand them. All they cared about was forcing the Indians off of "their" land. This is unfair in so many ways. One being that the Natives were actually there first.
Military conflicts often produce unanticipated social transformations. The case of the American Revolutionary War is no exception. The war had awakened a new class consciousness through the struggle over who would rule and who would fight. Slaves and Indians began to see their way of life change by the outcome of the war and women began to expand their role within the home. But, not all things changed for these groups. Power still lied in the hands of the planters and the elite. Although, societal realities were changing for all demographics, political power remained secured in the planters and elite. Throughout the eight years of America’s battles for independence; class, race, and gender experienced changes within the new nation that was
‘What worried the states men in the mother country was the likelihood that, if Virginians had occupied Kentucky, Indians would attack them, and the British might have to come and rescue at great cost to the imperial treasury” (5) The 1758 Treaty of Easton, which gave the Indians all the land west of the Appalachian, did not help their cause. Holton alludes to many other instances where the colonists wanted to expand but was consistently overlooked by the imperial government. The Indians caused the British to fear another war. Essentially, Holton makes it seem like the British were more on the side of the Indians then they were for their own colonists.
to continue moving westward so it could touch the Pacific Ocean. First, is the loss of freedom. The Indians lost their right to live and think the way they please due to the United States’ lust for territory. Equally important, is the land which the Indians were forced to hand over to the U.S.. This compelled the Indians to move onto reservations and give up the right to hunt.
They went into the land west of the Appalachian Mountains because that was now rightfully theirs, so they disobeyed the King’s law. The King never went to the Colonies so he couldn’t enforce the act and he was never able to stop the Colonists from going past the Proclamation Line. The Proclamation Act
The Native Americans had no choice but to play the French and British against each other. By the time of the French and Indian War, they were not just playing the French against the British for goods and guns. (1) It became necessary for the survival of their culture, and the natives were concerned with the vast amounts of land being claimed and settled by the British.
The people of America (colonists) were tired of being controlled by England. They wanted to be free and independent. They believed that they were able to control themselves and be their own country. They wanted England to let go of their control and to view them as independent and their own country.
Colonists were justified by the lack of land they owned. “The law stated that colonists could not move westward over the Appalachian Mountains” (Document A). They only owned the east of the Appalachian Mountains, which is very little land. “Those settlers who were already living there were to return to the east” (Document A). Settlers had to leave there house and build a new life because Britain gave the land to the Native Americans to resolve conflict.
After the Revolutionary War started, the British and the Americans dove into a series of violent and bloody battles. While the British troops were well-trained and equipped with advanced weapons, the Continental Army suffered through hardships and their lack of experience lead to constant bloodshed at the battles. Throughout the beginning of the Revolutionary War, the Americans suffered through painful losses against the British until the Battle of Saratoga occurred. This battle was led by Benedict Arnold and General Gates on the American side and General Burgoyne on the British side. In the end, the British army was defeated by Gates and Arnold’s careful plans in which they were trapped and ultimately forced to surrender to the Americans.
Historically, it is believed that the causes of large scale events and wars are often rooted in the outcomes of previous conflicts. The American Revolution, one of the largest most historically significant events of all time, was caused by a multitude of events. Specifically, many of the causes were in fact the results of past conflicts and ongoing tension, such as the French and Indian War and British taxation acts. Contrary to popular belief, the impact of American Revolution was not solely confined to the colonies and the British crown. Aside from leading to American independence, the American Revolution was a part of a larger global conflict, involving issues between Great Britain, France, and other foreign nations. Overall, the outcome
I really enjoyed this chapter from American Indian Activism because I was not aware of how many organizations there are that support and spread awareness for Native American rights. I think the amount of organizations created was an eye opener for the government because the government seemed to not treat the Native Americans with respect. In other chapters I have read, the Native Americans were not funded properly enough to live in reasonable conditions. The Native Americans were living with inadequate housing and plumbing issues. There were many organizations discussed in this chapter, but I am just going to name a few.
This comic illustrates conflict because it is showing how some people in our society are stereotyping others. To start off, the man used the name Indian instead of Native American which is the proper term. The Society is unstable and maybe sometime in the future there may not be stereotypes but that is very unlikely.