Historians point to a number of reasons that caused the American Revolution, but I believe the two most important things that affected the colonies was the French and Indian War along with the British policy changes that they had made after the Seven-Year War. The French and British had, had a long history of not getting along. When the French tried to take over more land towards the Ohio River Valley, the British decided it was time to declare war. It could be known as the first “World War” because it took place not only in the Americas but also a lot of Europe. The French put up quite the fight.
The Revolutionary War caused lots of violence on both sides; the colonies and the British. Both sides lost many lives, and both sides won and lost many battles. The British army had trained soldiers that were more numerous and experienced than the American Minutemen. Americans believed that they were defined by their beliefs, in fighting for their rights, instead of their heritage. The unity of the American people was a defined by everybody together in a democracy, instead of the British monarchy that people were suppressed by, and left to join America for.
The Union pushed back the Confederates, there were many lives lost and soldiers wounded and even missing, the confidence of soldiers and generals were gained and lost. They both had their own advantages for the battle and each knew that the higher ground was better, but one side came out with the victory and that was the Union. Let's find out more about why the Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point of the war. The first reason that this battle was a turning point, according to (Doc. A) was that the Union pushed back the Confederates and won this battle.
The uniqueness of this war stemmed in that it was a stalemate and the last of the North American colonial wars; strangely enough, it has been considered a success by Americans today. Overconfidence and assumption were stemmed from the success of the American Revolutionary War causing politicians to underestimate the ‘enemy’. These ideological flaws lead to the breakdown of a few of what are now known as the nine core principle of warfare. A lesson sorely learned was a lasting appreciation for military strength in preserving the freedom of the country and liberty of its citizens. 6 As the Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin (1816)
First, the emancipation war changed the hearts of the Americans. This would go a long way in improving the appeal of the President’s policies as he enjoyed widespread acceptability. More importantly, the move would increase the number of troops fighting the civil war for America. •
News of the surrender convinced France to enter the war on the side of the Americans. Once again, Arnold had brought his country a step closer to independence. However, Gates downplayed Arnold’s contributions in his official reports and claimed most of the credit for himself. Meanwhile, Arnold seriously wounded the same leg he had injured at Quebec in the battle. Rendered temporarily incapable of a field command, he accepted the position of military governor of Philadelphia in 1778.
Patrick Henry’s Speech may have tipped the scales and started the revolutionary war. The British came into America and had troops stationed all over. The british acted like they were trying to help the British at first but it became clear of their real intentions. Fortunately not all the colonists believed that the british were for them especially after they started taxing the colonist, just to show that the had the power to. The reason that this speech is so important and remembered to this day is because Patrick Henry knows how to persuade people.
The North had many advantages over the South the helped them win the civil war. These reasons included a central leadership, more resources, and recruiting black men for their armies. These reasons helped the North win the civil war and play a big part in how successful they would be. With having advantages, better tactics when fighting, and also a higher population, the North would use strategic planning to fight the South and ultimately win the civil war. The Union, that was under Abraham Lincoln, keep the Northern states together and able to operate better.
This was a huge help to the invasion as pilots claimed hundreds of railcars and locomotives loaded with munitions, supplies, and troops. In turn, the attacks demoralized German forces and caused them to have delayed reinforcements to the Overlord areas. With every bit of German support gone, the Allied Air Force had also suffered its losses. Many Allied pilots knew that it was tough exclaiming “we’re killing them as fast as they come at us, but [the Allied forces] can’t hold out much longer” (116). In the
For Napoleon the unique way of financing his army was through legislative support, cheap conscripts willing to fight, and trusting his soldiers to take what they needed from conquered lands. Napoleon’s aggressive style of warfare of using combined arms tactics, forcing the enemy to fight and pursuing the enemy to destroy their army defines the aggressive aspect of the Western way of war. Looking at the Western way of war and determining the aspect that best characterizes Napoleon’s time can be by looking at innovation. Napoleon was not overly innovative in his techniques, but how he applied them. He also created new permanent formations above the regiment that are still used today.
However, the war eventually led to the Union accomplishing their craving for a united nation. The reason the Union won was because the fighting schemes performed an enormous amount in the war. The Union battled with more of the style of a Teutonic and Anglo-Saxon mix. The
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 French and Indians were more likely to be allies, although the British did have Native American allies. The Battle of Jumonville Glen is one example of natives and British fighting against the French.
Then, in 1812, a war broke out once again between the Americans and British. In the early stages of the war, the U.S had an advantage because there was also an ongoing war between Britain and France. However, when the France surrendered, the British was able to focus its war with the Americans again. Therefore, the Americans had to adapt to new orders and directions, but in the end, the Americans succeeded and
Despite the obstacles that were, faced Osage continued to fight with the French during the war. One thing that I find very interesting is that the Osage were afraid of the Louisiana Purchase. This purchase caused problems, because of doubling the size of the United States.
When the French realized that the Americans were enemies with the British, France took advantage of that and became allies with the Americans. The help of France was one of the biggest reasons that the Americans won. Without their help, America wouldn’t even have gotten close to winning. George Washington pretended that he and his army were going to attack New York. The British were tricked.