During the 1700s America and it’s 13 colonies made a bold decision to revolt from Great Britain and become their own independent nation. This started a revolution that would forever change the way Americans would live. The War of Independence or better known as the American Revolution, consisted of the 13 colonies of America trying to gain independence from Great Britain and on July 4th 1776, America finally decided to declare their independence. Many say the revolution paved the way for many other great changes to take place, while others believed not a lot was impacted due to the revolution. This raises the question, “How Revolutionary was the American Revolution?”
Christopher Hibbert’s book “Redcoats and Rebels” is a narrative of the American Revolution told from the British point of view. The book incorporates many facts and material that most readers are not too familiar with as many books on the American Revolution are told from the American side. Discussing the war from this point of view illustrates the growing tensions This perspective provides information necessary to understand the struggles and how the British actually lost the war. The American Revolution was discussed to its entirety throughout the book giving details as to how the British lost the war.
George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution does a good job of giving the average reader detailed knowledge
Rise to Rebellion by Jeff Shaara provides a detailed account of the years leading up to the Revolutionary War and ending one year into the war with the creation of signing of the Declaration of Independence. However, despite the large portions of historically correct information, there simply are not enough records to create a word by word account of the countless conversations leading up to the war. Because of this, Rise to Rebellion is, as it should be, considered to be a work of fiction. The novel mainly follows three main characters, General Thomas Gage, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams. However, Paul Revere, George Washington, Sam Adams, and John Hancock also provide a great deal to the story.
The Summer of 1787 was written by David O. Stewart as a historical, non-fiction recount of the events leading to the Constitutions adoption hundreds of years ago. David O. Stewart is extremely qualified to put together such a book. Mr. Stewart is a prolific author in matters of politics and history. In addition, Mr. Stewart studied law at Yale, a highly praised institution. From his studies in modern law to reading all 500 pages of James Madison’s notes from the constitutional convention, Mr. Stewart has the motivation and intelligence to effectively narrate the time before the constitutions implementation.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”. Perhaps the most famous line from the Declaration of Independence, written on July 4, 1776. 1776 by David McCullough is about just that: the year 1776, though it does mention events in previous and following years, in American history. McCullough’s purpose for writing the book is very clear: to educate readers about the details of the American Revolutionary War from the view of both sides in and around 1776. McCullough achieves this through mostly logos, but uses ethos and pathos just as well.
Not only does the book highlight the positive reflection on the events of the American Revolution, but gives an overall unbiased insight of the happenings on through Martin eyes. Martin has been successful in portraying the truthful picture of the American Revolutionary War that includes the flawless character and moral perfection coupled with the problems and burdens that befell the army, and how they took it In the initial events of the book, Martin enters the war as a young boy who is anxious to protect his country and experiences noteworthy adventures along the way of his dream. He fights against the
Patrick Henry was the first governor for the state of Virginia, and also a major figure in the American Revolution. Henry was not very educated, but he had skills that pushed him to leadership in the Revolutionary era. As a member of the House of Burgesses, Henry opposed the 1765 Stamp Act. He helped organize Virginia’s first Committee of Correspondence and served as a representative to the First and Second Continental Congress.
Two of the most important pieces of work in pre-revolution America were Thomas Paine’s Common Sense and Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death,”speech. The two writings were very effective with the points they addressed and their eventual outcome. However, the two patriots each used different tones. Patrick Henry used a fiery, yet passionate tone, Thomas Paine used a sarcastic, formal tone. In the end though, it was Patrick Henry’s tone which proved to be more effective in swaying American colonists towards independence.
The American Revolution was said to have been almost lost on multiple occasions, however, because of the American’s courage, strength and perseverance they were able to defeat the British and earn their independence. Winning a war isn’t an easy task especially against the greatest army in the world at the time, but because of the unity of the American people or the colonists at the time, because of their courage, strength and perseverance they benefited from it and because of these factors they were able to win the war and claim what they so strongly believed they had the right to. Courageous people have been displayed throughout all of history, and especially in fictional tales and stories told by people. However, this is no tale,
The American Revolution Alfred F. Young and Lin-Manuel Miranda write stories that fall back to the same time period of the American Revolution. In Young’s book, The Shoemaker and the Tea Party, the story of George Robert Twelves Hewes and his experience and a lower class shoemaker during the Boston Tea Party and The Revolutionary war. Later we see his life 50 years after the Tea Party. In the musical, Hamilton, Miranda tells the story of Hamilton from before the Revolutionary War until his death in 1804.
The Journey throughout the Colonies In the novel “Paul Revere's Ride” by David Hackett Fischer runs-through the difficult tasks Revere had to overcome in order create one of the most historic and misunderstood event is America’s history. Numerous of people have the interpretation that Paul Revere made this event happen by himself, but the novel it exposes every significant event and historic figure that he was not acting alone. Thus, these figures include; John Hancock, Samuel Adams, and many other important individuals. Not only does it provide us with the Perspective of the American side, but also the British side which examines British General Thomas Gage creating a better understanding surround the events leading up to the American Revolution.
The American Revolution was a colonial rebellion that lasted from 1765 to 1783. The American Revolution was fought for the United States’ Independence. The American citizens in the thirteen colonies fought for and won independence from Great Britain, becoming the United States of America. The American Revolution was a world conflict that involved not just the United States, but also France, Spain and the Netherlands.
Most Americans know about the history and the situations of the American Revolution (hopefully), and therefore, it could have been very easy to bore someone who doesn't have a vast interest in history with the material, but McCullough doesn't fall into that trap. Another positive aspect of the book is that I didn't think it was biased towards either side. I always think of the quote, "History is written by the winners," but I think McCullough fairly portrayed both sides of the war. He didn't cast Washington as a better and more competent field general than Howe; in fact, he recalled a number of times when Washington's indecisiveness cost the Continental Army. McCullough showed where the American forces were great .
Leanna Kontos APUSH Per.4 9/30/15 Main Ideas of Unit One: Question #6 The First Continental Congress happened during the period of September 5, 1774 to October 26, 1774. This marked the first time that the all of the colonies, except Georgia, were together. The purpose of this meeting was to address the issues they had with Britain.