For thousands of years Great Britain was a powerful nation and couldn’t be beat so how did thirteen small colonies manage to defeat them? Great Britain obtained 13 flourishing colonies in North America and in order to keep these colonies they had to battle against France and Native Americans in the Seven Years War. In result of the Seven Years War Great Britain was in massive debt with British and Dutch bankers ( ) and as a way to repay their debts the Parliament decided to raise taxes, especially high in their Northern American colonies. In effect of the taxation the American people began to itch and become bothersome. Instead of fixing the situation the British passed the Intolerable Acts which was the final straw to begin the revolution.
After years of being controlled by the French, the thirteen American colonies thought that the Seven Years War would be their salvation. While the British did defeat the French and gain the territories in the colonies, it was not the answer the colonists were looking for. The British gained complete control over the colonies. The colonies were tired of being restrained and saw a new destiny for themselves: freedom. The results of the Seven Years War were united colonies and a drive for independence.
The third reason why Germany caused World War 1 is because Germany had the opportunity to start a war that would gain them land. Germany was an industrial powerhouse, and once again Document C shows that Germany had the most money to spend on armies and navies. With Germany spending approximately 115 million British pounds, exceeding Russia 's 90 million British points spent on armaments, it can be inferred that Germany took this opportunity to start a war. Germany knew that a war would help them gain land and remove their burden. Using Austria-Hungary 's war, Germany definitely had the opportunity to side with Austria-Hungary and obtain Russia to relieve their burden.
Strangely Germany began building up their army and navy prior to the start of war, leaving the other countries left with limited time to build up and prepare their army and navy for the unexpected. All in all Germany was involved in all of the underlying causes of World War
Adventure! Conspiracies! Tragedy! All of this and more is what Sophia Calderwood experiences in the novel, “Sophia’s War,” by Avi. Sophia’s simple life as a 12 year old New York City girl living in the times of the American Revolutionary War gets turned upside down after witnessing the hanging of the famous American spy, Nathan Hale. Sophia claims this to be “the beginning of my extraordinary adventures.” On page 9 of “Sophia’s War,” the text states, “Over time, his [Nathan Hale’s] death proved of greater consequence than his life. Without any doubt, it altered the history of my country as it altered mine. Indeed, what I had just witnessed was the beginning of my extraordinary adventures.” As you can see, Sophia is foreshadowing her future
In the short story “War Party” by Louis L 'Amour, a fictional woman named Ma travels across the country with her family to find a new home near the mountains in the western frontier. During the trip, her husband dies by an arrow to the lung which was shot by an Indian. In the mid-19 century, there was a law that if a woman’s husband dies while they are traveling on the Oregon Trail then the women would have to either remarry or head back to the eastern coast. Ma refused to remarry or go back to their old home. Ma was very independent and smart, but since she was a woman the people in her wagon train pressured her to go back. Ma simply ignored them and told her son that he has to be a man. They carry on with their trip and run into the Sioux tribe. The Sioux were a bloodthirsty Indian tribe that killed many people that came their way. Ma saved the wagon train from the end by speaking to the tribe in the Sioux language and telling how the father was a furious warrior for them. The wagon got suspicious and began talking about Ma saying that she was an Indian and a traitor. Finally, Ma, her family, and some friends parted ways with the wagon train to find their new home in the mountains.
The Seven Years’ War For the first half of the eightieth century, Britain was at war with Spain or France. The colonist in America often experienced reverberations during these conflicts. In 1754 tensions returned and this time they sparked near America’s Ohio Valley, land variously claimed by the Virginians, Pennsylvanians, and the French, which was inhabited by dozens of Indian tribes.
From June 26 to July 2, 1862 the Seven Days Battle was an attack by General Robert E. Lee of the Confederate Army that comprised of six different battles. McClellan 's army had the intent of capturing Richmond, Virginia, but Lee lunched a counter attack and drove McClellan’s army back to the sea. This ended the Peninsula Campaign. With a Confederate Victory, this increased morale in the South, because of the string of victories Lee had had. Lee would soon be victorious at battles following seven days battle, such as Fredericksburg.
D.A.R. Project The Seven Years War (1756-63) finished the drawn out rivalry between France and Britain over control of North America. Succeeding in the war resulted with the British being in incredible debt. Seeing that the American colonists had the most gain from the war, the British felt that the Americans should be responsible for some of the war’s cost. Another result of the war was Britain putting boundaries on imports and exports. The Sugar Act of 1764 enforced taxes on sugar and other goods shortly thereafter.
Chanmi Oh Mr. Villeneuve APUSH p. 3 Seven Days Battle After the Battle of Bull Run, Union General George B. McClellan insisted that his men, the Union Army of the Potomac, be well trained before being returning to fight. By April 1862, Lincoln pressed McClellan to launch a campaign for the siege of the Confederate capital of Richmond. The campaign would be known as the Peninsular Campaign, where McClellan’s failure to seize Richmond would lead to the Seven Days battles.
Brigette Vazquez Period: 4 The Slopes of War There are many emotional and physical effects of war. The novel, The Slopes of War, by N.A. Perez provides several dramatical scenes referring to the battle of Gettysburg between the Union and Confederacy armies, and one of the Union soldiers sister, Bekah.
Thieves are easy to come by their everywhere, what is hard to come by is someone who steals but feels really bad so he fix what he did. There is an example of this in the short novel called “The Wednesday wars” wrote by Gary D. Schmidt. Mr. Kowalski is competing with Mr. Hoodhood to see who is going to be the head architecture For the new junior high school. Kowalski got his hands on Mr. Hoodhood’s plans and binded his plans together with his. Later he felt bad for what he did so stepped down and Mr. Hoodhood got the job. Remember thieves are easy to come by but a honest person is rare.
I chose the Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt. The moral of this book is how it feels to have a school that is not normal, and have a teacher hate your guts. This book is about a seventh grader named Holling Hoodhood, and he goes around the school, acting serious about things. When things go downhill and all his classmates get mad at him, he tries his best to fix it. Mrs. Baker hated Holling, but then Holling acted like a friend to her, and the hate relationship was over. That is what the book was mostly
Sofia's War is set in New York, 1776 during the Revolutionary War. It tells the tale of a girl named Sofia Calderwood and her family. Her brother William goes missing after his battalion is defeated by George Washingon's army at the Battle of Brooklyn. When the city is occupied by the British, Lieutenant John Andre of the English army is quartered at the Calderwood's family