On December 16th, 1773 sixty men dressed as Native Americans dumped an entire shipment on tea into the Boston Harbor in protest of the laws and taxes imposed on the colonies. As a result Parliament implicated the Intolerable Acts, which stripped Massachusetts of self-rule and legal independence (timeline). In 1774 colonials met in Philadelphia at the First Continental Congress in order to protest the intolerable Acts and petition for a friendly relationship to return between the colonies and Britain (sparknotes). Meanwhile the battles of Lexington and Concord were the first actions of war during the Revolution. The Minutemen battled the British army in response to Paul Revere’s warning one
This war also helped to poison the atmosphere between Europe's great powers. Britain also found that most countries sympathized with the Boers and were mad at Britain.Studies later showed (around 1980) that the war affected a lot of black males. They lost their jobs or they got shut down (like gold mines) because of the war. Alos, nearly 100,000 lives were lost. That’s must affect a lot of
January 21,1793 began a year long of pandemonium now known as the Reign of Terror caused by King Louis XVI’s poor ruling that landed the country in debt and starvation. Fueled by the need for change, Maximilien de Robespierre started a grand revolution that would demolish absolute monarchy in 1789. The execution of the aforementioned king marked the beginning of a period where public execution was standard and tranquility vanished, or the Reign of Terror. Threats against the country were insinuated which brought about malicious methods in an effort to exterminate the threats, which, like the country itself, revolutionized the French’s ideals. The Reign of Terror was not justified.
In France, an already strong public discontent accompanied such views on government reforms. The French public was stirred by ideas about more democratic governments that spread throughout the nation. These new republican stirrings finally culminated in a revolution in 1789. The revolution turned into a bloody and chaotic time for France as the public began to kill anyone, even innocent people. Other countries, such as Russia were alarmed by such turmoil and attempted to prevent such chaos in their countries by supressing enlightened writings.
Though the Madrid revolt was ruthlessly stopped by the French, it had become a spark for rebellions all around Spain. As the French soon found out, the Spaniards had different fighting tactics, which was called guerrilla warfare. The French were kicked out from Valencia, and General Pierre Dupont, who had made his way into Andalusia was forced to retreat and finally surrender with his army at Bailén on July 23. Soon after, in August, the Spaniards advance on the capital and ejected Joseph Bonaparte from his state as monarch, and from Madrid. The French had planned a counter attack to reclaim Madrid in December of 1808, this attack forced the government to retreat to
That day is the 5th of November, the Gunpowder Treason and plot, a day should not be forgotten by the people of Britain. V is inspired by Guy Fawkes, a man who plans to blow up King James I and the Houses of Parliament on November 5th, 1605. At that night, accompanied with the firework and “1812 Overture”, V blow up the Old Bailey criminal court building. Subsequently, V breaks into BTN. Through emergency live channel, he urges the people of Britain to rise up against their government.
When he returned, he met with Thomas Wintour and Robert Catesby to plot a perverse plan to assassinate the Protestant King James I and his government. They planned to achieve this malicious feat by blowing up the Parliament building. The authorities exposed this “Gunpowder Plot” because an anonymous letter prompted them to search underneath the House of Lord. Below the building, authorities found Guy Fawkes defending thirty-six barrels of gunpowder. Sentenced to death, Guy Fawkes took his own life to escape the misery of death by hanging (10 Notable Traitors in History).
In October 1922 at the fascist party convention in Naples, 39-year-old Benito Mussolini began mounting a campaign to overthrow the government. Mussolini vowed to take by the throat the miserable political class that governed. He would march on Rome, force the King to dismiss the government, and make him prime minister. Frightened, King Vittorio Emanuele II decided there was no point in resisting and made Mussolini Italy's 27th Prime Minister. Mussolini had told the nation he'd come to power through a violent takeover though, so he ordered his irregular troops to converge on Rome and had all his photographers waiting to show them waving sticks and guns to convince people that he won power by force.
Was Napoleon Democratic or Autocratic? The French Revolution was a time when French citizens decided that they no longer wanted to be under the rule of King Louis XVI , who abused his power and they had decided to take a stand.During the revolution there were many deaths,and extremists, that things went haywire and their society did not improve at all. Then, Napoleon took the revolution into his own hands by becoming their ruler and improved French society. Based on his actions, people have been arguing whether Napoleon was an autocratic dictator, someone who used their power for themselves or a democratic reformer, someone who gave power to the people and valued equality .In various documents involving Napoleon’s conversations with others, his thoughts and opinions on certain topics, it is a fact that Napoleon was a democratic reformer. In a conversation with Barry O’ Meara in 1817, it revolves around Napoleon’s thoughts on his defeat in the battle in
When we study the French Revolution, we understand the meaning or in this case difference between a revolution and a war. A war is “a state of armed conflict between different nations or states or different groups within a nation or state” while a revolution is “a forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favor of a new system.”. Both have similar meanings and causes, such as anger towards a loss of land, or people. And this can be seen in the start of the National Assembly. The Common People of France united in response to France’s government deliberately starving their people, the government being in debt because of the American Revolution and many other costly wars causing and the main “trigger” of the revolution of France’s people
The Seven Years ' War The Seven Years ' War was a long war over North America and its resources. Due to the two countries ' hunger for land the British and the French fighting for land and resources. Next the French built a base of operation at a very strategic location threatening the British and forcing the British to also create one but instead the British raided and took over the French 's fort. After that, the British planned to expand territories and drive out the French so the French burned down the British homes. In the end, the French and the British competed for trade, the British got mad and stole more than 100 French ships then raided the French
The Sons of Liberty club sprang up to oppose the tax, so they burned the stamps and drove out all the stamp collectors. The Boston Sons of Liberty, headed by Sam Adams, was one of the most uncontrollable patriots in the country. Townshend Acts: •Named after the Chancellor Charles Townshend became the birth of six new laws. The motivation for these acts was to use the money to pay the salaries of governors and judges so that they would stay loyal to Great Britain. Mainly so that the governors and judges would punish the province of New York for failing to obey the Quartering Act.
The wars were named the Napoleonic Wars, and involved Britain, France, Austria, Prussia, and Russia, with France fighting against Britain and everybody else fighting against France. All European ports under the command of Napoleon were closed because of the fear of invasion. Because of this, the Spanish-American trade cut-off made America rely on Britain all the more. America hated this, and started the tries to become independent, which was one of the reasons for the War of 1812. Tecumseh: Tecumseh was a First Nations military leader in the War of 1812.