The American Revolution was a war that began in 1775. It was between American colonies and Great Britain. The American colonies wanted to escape the harsh parliament slowly taking away their rights. The 13 colonies won this war and got their independence. This achievement began the formation of the United States of America it is today. A new culture was created during this war. The conventional way of living for everyone changed. In this essay I will depict multiple ways the government, the society, and education changed during the American Revolution.
Before the war, America had no navy, or an organized army. The newly formed army had little to no experience in fighting. George Washington, now the commander of the Continental Army, had less experience than the most British soldiers.
When the war was won, the colonists felt like they were a strong nation, having taken down the best army at the time. Once they defeated Great Britain, every other nation viewed the United States as a force to be reckoned with. They were the most feared nation at the time, because no one else was able to defeat Great Britain. Even now, the United States has a strong military.
The American Revolutionary war for Independence was also very important for America. It was the Thirteen North American colonies fighting for independence. in arm conflict against Great Britain who had dominant colonial power over North America. The North colonies winning this war required perseverance and Strategy. A Quote that
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.
The Continental Army was formed by the Second Continental Congress. George Washington, the appointed commander in chief, led his men to win three out of the nine major battles during the American Revolution. The Continental Army faced several disadvantages such as lack of training, freezing climate, and shortages of supplies during the War for Independence.
The novel 1776 by David McCullough tells the story of George Washington and his perseverance through the war, making him a successful general and leader. The novel focuses solely on the year of 1776, the year that America gained its independence. This gives McCullough the opportunity to provide great detail about battles, events, and most importantly, George Washington. The book describes Washington as both a leader and a general because of his great qualities in both areas. In the sections of the book where America is brought up, Washington is always brought up as well. McCullough highlights many important battles that show Washington’s skills as both a leader and general.
The Revolutionary war was a catalyst to bring a nation together and introduce insurgency and guerilla tactics to help beat a more formidable opponent. Insurgency tactics used by the militia brought the British Army to a point of shame, by disrupting and wearing down the fighting spirit of the British. We will look at the first insurgency and how militiamen, made of farmers and tradesmen, used insurgency, and guerilla tactics, to wear down the British army and help the Colonial army, win the war.
During the first three years of the American Revolutionary war, the largest military encounters were in the north, focused on campaigns around the cities of Boston, New York, and Philadelphia. After the failed Saratoga Campaign in 1777 when the British attempted to gain military control of the Hudson River Valley, they largely abandoned their operations in the Middle Colonies and pursued a strategy of peace through subjugation in the Southern Colonies. This strategy failed as there were not as many Loyalists willing to fight as the British might have thought. Moreover, the Patriots use of more guerrilla warfare, with hit and run tactics which the British were not accustomed to. Finally, as the British chased the Americans through the countryside, they tended to take food, mainly from farmers, causing new enemies to be established.
Peter Snow’s book, “When Britain Burned the White House”, details one of the most embarrassing, but influential moments in America’s history, the seizure and burning of the capitol by the British during the War of 1812. Snow provides ample information for the reader to understand the event, such as important figures of both sides, an analysis of the attack, and details of some of the problems within the American command that aided the British’s victory. He also gives entertaining anecdotes and quotes surrounding the time. In reading his book, I was better able to understand the pivotal event of the burning of the White House.
Washington faced off against British troops under General Henry Clinton. Mary brought water to the parched American troops until her husband collapsed. He collapsed from either from the heat or after being wounded. After which she supposedly took his place and helped operate cannon for the rest of the battle. A soldier who witnessed the action later wrote about in his diary, without referring to the woman involved by name: “While in the act of reaching a cartridge and having one of her feet as far before the other as she could step, a cannon shot from the enemy passed directly between her legs without doing any other damage than carrying away all the lower part of her petticoat.”Washington faced off against British troops under General Henry
Britain gained their title of being the most powerful force in the world after winning battle after battle in the past century; besides their victorious history, Britain also had other advantages going into the war, and because of this, they were the favored side to win the Revolutionary War. Their success was contributed by the authority that the British government had on their people, this authority caused an almost limitless amount of resources. The Parliament could obtain or raise any amount of funding needed to support their military and cover the costs of any other needs that would have had to have been met during this time, such as ships. This type of funding and vast resources readily available were not common in America as colonists
Although Britain won the war, the Americans used the defeat as fuel for the future. Despite Great Britain's victory the colonists were only angered more with what the war brought in the form of taxation and other annoyances Another thing to consider was that the war considerably weakened Britain not much as weakening the army and soldiers, but their economy. As a result, when the colonists would threaten Britain with boycotts threats it was very effective and powerful eventually leading to the American Revolution. The French also saw an opportunity to further weaken the British and so they helped the Americans with their Navy and money. Afterwards, by observing Britain’s form of government as well as their taxation, America was able to adapt, change, and apply a better form of Britain’s practices that was better for all. The very essence of these events displays the the American identity through unification and an unshakeable idea of independence (Palmer,
Amid one British attack, Americans defended Fort Montgomery and Fort Clinton courageously as they delayed the British from aiding General Charles Cornwallis in the Battle of Saratoga despite the British army outnumbering the American army three to one. Although they ultimately lost the forts, the Americans’ strong defense allowed them to prevail at the more important Battle of Saratoga (History). The Americans’ success at the Battle of Saratoga was a turning point in the Revolutionary War. It convinced France to join the colonists’ side, a key factor in the Americans winning the war overall (History 2). The colonists united to achieve a common goal: freedom. If the Americans had quickly surrendered instead of being brave and not giving up, the entire war could have had a different outcome. The United States may not have even become a nation, much less a powerful one, without the dedication and courage of its people. Although the American Revolution united Americans, another war less than one hundred years later would sunder the
The British Army, on the other hand, had a powerful army ,as well, as a powerful navy. The British had enough ammo, guns, and clothing to last them throughout the entirety of the war. The British army was well disciplined and well trained. The British were well supported by German mercenaries, who made up a quarter of the armed forces of Great Britain. The Continental Army had no such allies at the beginning of the Revolutionary War, which meant they were