The Famous Ride of Paul Revere Paul Revere is known for his famous ride through Charlestown, Virginia on April eighteenth, 1775 at midnight. There are many stories that have been published about this famous ride, but many are inaccurate. “Paul Revere’s Ride,” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is not a credible source of information because Revere does not do the same things within these two pieces of literature, the British’s actions are not the same in the poem and the letter, and Revere is not alone on this famous night. Longfellow does not match his poem up with the true actions of Paul Revere.
December 16, 1773. This was the day that American patriots disguised as Mohawk Indians threw 342 cases of tea--that belonged to the British East India Company--into the Boston Harbor. The tea weighed more than 10,000 pounds and it completely polluted the harbor. This event became known as the “Boston Tea Party.” When under extreme pressure from different patriot groups, consignees from New York, Philadelphia, etc. refused to accept tea shipments.
During the war with France, Washington had developed an aversion to militiamen and an appreciation for British professionals. He had experienced nothing but problems with the Virginia militia It looked as if the colonies were embarked upon an unequal war. A population of two and half million (20 percent of whom were slaves), without an army, navy, or adequate financial resources, confronted a nation of eight million with a professional army, large navy, and vast wealth. Yet many colonists were confident and determined.
Plot of Film (A paragraph switch indicates a new scene / major event. ): During the winter of 1776, after the colonies declared independence from Great Britain, the colonists (colonist army) were annihilated by both the British and by German mercenaries (Hessians.) As winter came upon America, the conditions made the colonists' chance of winning the war less. Even in the harsh conditions, the British still pursued the colonists. This mainly happened between New Jersey and Pennsylvania, at the Delaware river.
Without the Boston Tea party, would the American Revolution ever had happened? The Boston Tea party was what pushed both the Colonists and British, over the edge, to war. The British's unfair tax, and the American's over-the-top response, started the Revolution. The Boston Tea Party was the main contributor to the start of the Revolutionary War because it was followed by the Intolerable Acts, or the Coercive Acts, and then war. "
“Paul Revere was a successful silversmith” stated the Story “Paul Revere and the American Revolution” by Ethel Ames also that same poem has put how he rode away from the British to warn the Americans that the British were coming. On the other hand, The poem “Paul Revere's ride” by Henry Longfellow was about how he warned the Americans about the British with a lantern by himself. A different poem called “How accurate was Longfellow's poem” by Franklin Johnson. states how Henry Longfellow the person who wrote “Paul Revere's ride” was not accurate. Now, Longfellow had one person, Paul Revere, when there were actually three people. Samuel Prescott and William Dawes were the two other people that were there to help him with his ride.
Despite the common origin of all English colonists, each family and individual had a unique reason to migrate to the colonies across the sea. One reason was the religious turmoil that had enveloped England since King Henry VIII changed the national religion to cater to his divorce. Some members of the Puritan church, called separatists, wanted to leave England and start a purer church elsewhere with less focus on material goods. A different, opposing reason to settle was to search for minerals or to farm a cash crop to get rich due to the Mercantilist system that was beginning in some European countries, including England. These contradictory reasons, including societal structure, motivation, and attitude to colonize contributed to the extremely
The Boston Massacre was an “incident” that took place on march 5, 1770. On March 5, 1770 the colonists began taunting the British soldiers, this group of colonists called themselves patriots. They were protesting the occupation of their city by british troops that were sent to Boston in 1768 to enforce unpopular taxation measures passed by the British Parliament. The patriots started to riot so, Thomas Preston (the commander) ordered his to straighten their bayonets and join the guard outside the building. The colonists responded by throwing snowballs and other objects at the guards.
The American Revolution occurred between 1765 and 1783. Colonists in the thirteen american colonies had disagreements with the british monarchy and aristocracy. The American Revolution War was also known as the U.S. War of Independence. During these years Americans went through a series of battles and new laws and rules were set. During the American Revolution there were a lot of long term and short term causes, including economic factors, english political legacy, and foreign policy.
Paul Revere: Lone Rider or Uncredited Help? Can you recall the date of when Paul Revere set out on his midnight ride to Concord? Perhaps this date is more remembered than the actual journey itself; who was with Paul Revere? How far did he make it? What ended up happening?
The events that led up to Thomas Jefferson writing the Declaration of Independence was a peculiar set of circumstances when compared to other rebelling nations around the world. On the surface, the evidence for social discontent seem to be lacking. The colonists were not in a state of economic crisis, nor were the colonists seeking a national identity. What would cause the general population in the colonies to go from being proud English subjects to unanimously declaring their independence from the British Empire? What influenced Thomas Jefferson in his writing the Declaration of Independence can be attested to the colonists feeling unfairly taxed, unscrupulously watched over and ignored in their attempts to address these issues.
After a fiercely fought revolution, the newly independent American nation struggled to establish a concrete government amidst an influx of opposing ideologies. Loosely tied together by the Articles of Confederation, the thirteen sovereign states were far from united. As growing schisms in American society became apparent, an array of esteemed, prominent American men united in 1787 to form the basis of the United States government: the Constitution. Among the most eminent members of this convention were Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, James Madison, and Thomas Jefferson. These men, held to an almost godly stature, defined the future of the nation; but were their intentions as honest as they seemed?
During the time period of 1750 to 1776, the colonists, to a moderate extent, identified as American. In determining why a vast majority identified as American and why some didn’t, one must look into detail the social, political and economic standpoints that led to such divide. Throughout all 3 points, Thus, the identification of being “American” and its usage depended on the view the person had of Great Britain. In the economic standpoint, due to the “No taxation without representation” slogan being violated by the British, most of the colonists weren’t against the anti-British sentiment boiling up due to the conflict. The ensuing increase in tax acts later led to the practice of tar and feathering tax collectors, and, to a bigger scale, the Boston tea party.
On March 5th, 1770, the event now known as the Boston Massacre took place, in which about 5 colonists were killed after soldiers opened fire on a riot. The event led to the engraving entitled "The Bloody Massacre" by Paul Revere. Revere was a well known silversmith and leader of Patriots, the group against the British Parliament, who had been taxing them and not letting them live in the areas they wanted to live in. The group called the Sons of Liberty was a group of Patriots who had held protests against the British taxation and boycotted many British goods in retaliation. The Boston Massacre occurred after a British customs official killed the 11 year old Christopher Seider, followed by a large funeral held by the Sons of Liberty.