The Reign of Terror was led by Maximilien Robespierre, he violently suppressed counter-revolutionary forces within and outside the country. Did the French government have good reason to conduct a violent campaign to uphold the ideals of the French Revolution? The Reign of Terror was justified because of three reasons: the revolutionary
A Start To A Battle “If the two lanterns hang in the North church steeple that will give a signal to the Americans that the British are coming by sea not land.” This famous quote by Paul Revere describes his idea to secretly signal that the British were coming. This is one example of how he played an important role in the American Revolutionary War. Before the War, Paul Revere’s role in the Sons of Liberty was to be a leader and help defend the Americans.
The Stamp Act required may printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper that came from London Richard boycotted against the Stamps in Westmoreland Country and lead an armed party against the local stamp distributor. He would make his own clothes and wine so that he would not give them any of his money. Richard was the more energetic in significant member of the First and Second Continental Congresses. Richard assisted in the Declaration of Rights, the Address to the King, the Memorial to the people of British America and the letter to the people of Canada and Florida. Richard Lee and John Adams became leaders of the movement of independence in 1776.
On March 23, 1775 patriotic Patrick Henry gave a powerful persuasive speech to encourage the colonists to fight for liberty. Henry was born on May 29, 1736 in a farmhouse located in Studley, Virginia. Henry became the governor of Virginia, attorney, planter, and a politician. He was well know as a great orator during the movement for independence in Virginia. One of Henry’s most effective well known speech was held in St. John’s Church, Richmond, Virginia.
The Revolutionary War happened form 1775-1783. One of the first major events of the Revolutionary War was the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Hundreds of British troops attacked the colonists’ military stores in Concord on April 18, 1775. The result of this battle was the British lost and were removed from Boston; however they did win the Battle of Lexington. Another major event was when the Declaration of Independence was established.
Patrick Henry was born in 1736 and believed that the people should be free from the rule of the English Parliament. For example in the Speech in the Virginia Convention he says, “I ask gentlemen, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission?” His words make it clear that the purpose of the martial law is to force people into submission. He then asks the audience, “Can gentlemen assign any other possible motive for it?” Both quotes are great examples of his skills in voice because he brings up the problem and then challenges them to find any other meaning behind the words.
The British government’s desire for territorial and sociopolitical dominance has been observed, and abhorred, by other nations and territories throughout the world’s history. In the eighteenth century, with the British incessantly exploiting the American colonies, the colonists quickly grew distrustful of and resentful toward their domineering leader across the ocean. In 1776, a year following the beginning of the Revolutionary War, this ill treatment motivated Thomas Jefferson to pen a document that has become known as the Declaration of Independence. The influential founding father provocatively besought the support of the French government in the ongoing war between England. It was Jefferson’s hope that the text would persuade France to
The story of Bayeux Tapestry illustrates a political statement. King Edward picked William to be his successor after he died; however, Harold deceived him and took over the Throne of England. In addition, Harold fought William throughout the war in order to succeed after King Edward died. William believed that he should have been the next king of England. For example, the Tapestry shows Harold taking an oath of William, which I assume to be an agreement to support William as the King of England.
May 5, 1789, the beginning of the infamous French Revolution. Historians around the world studied the causes of the French Revolution, arguably regarded as one of the most important events in human history. Many important ideologies were developed during this time period. The current western political philosophies in France is the result of the French Revolution which introduced the principles of civic equality and popular sovereignty that challenged the historical Three Estates. Following many European reform trends, France in 1789 began their own major reform that lasted nearly a decade.
In late 1811 there was a lot of pressure on James Madison, and on June 18th, 1812 James Madison declared war on the vast, glorious British Empire. Even though war had been declared the House of Represents and the Senate were greatly divided throughout the whole war. The first move that America made was an attack on Canada, a U.S. territory. Prior to the attack the military and the government was over confident and the soldiers in the attack were underprepared for battle. The British had state of the ark weapons, while the United States had old muskets like the ones used in the Revolutionary War.
In 1689, the British and the French entered a long period of frequent warfare known as the Second One Hundred Years’ War. The British government had to start directing its focus towards the French rather than its colonies in the New World. Due to the constant warfare, the British did not enforce the Navigation Acts that regulated and controlled trade going to and from the colonies. This sort of political and economic strategy was called salutary neglect. The Americans enjoyed minimal interference in their trading and the American economy grew and developed under this salutary neglect.
Benjamin Franklin, an ambassador to France, helped sway France’s decision to invest in American during the Revolutionary war. In 1778, an American victory at the Battle of Saratoga solidified the alliance between America and France. This was a major turning point during the war. France originally would not commit to an alliance because they did not want to support a losing cause. Despite their hesitation France had earlier aided Americans by supplying weapons for the Battle of Lexington and Concord (1775), “the shot heard round the world.”
The Secret French War Michael Gregory The affairs of the French over the 18th and early 19th centuries varied widely. However, one theme of international policy remained: secure New France in America. In The French War Against America: How a Trusted Ally Betrayed Washington and the Founding Fathers, Harlow Giles Unger depicts a story of French influence in American politics to obtain their lost lands in America.
A. Hook – incorporate info. French and Indian War B. Transition - While the American colonists fought as allies of the British during the French and Indian War, the British victory greatly affected their postwar relationship. C. Thesis - The emerging war between the American colonists and Great Britain was inevitable by January 1776, • as changes in British policies angered American colonists and forced them to seek colonial independence from Great Britain o As colonists felt changes in British policies were too oppressive • as the British continued to impose direct taxes and polices on the colonists, as well as restrict their civil liberties D. Support a. Economic b. Political c. Emotional/psychological 1st Body Paragraph A. Economic Impact