The American Revolution, also known as the U.S. War of Independence, spanned from 1775-1783. As conflict was rising between the colonies and government, the conflicts between Lexington and Concord militiamen in April of 1775 started the war. Tension between the colonists and British authorities were rising as the British government raised taxes in the colonies. In 1770, the Boston Massacre occurred and then later the Boston Tea Party. In 1774, “A group of colonial delegates (including George Washington of Virginia, John and Samuel Adams of Massachusetts, Patrick Henry of Virginia and John Jay of New York) met in Philadelphia in September 1774 to give voice to their grievances against the British crown” (History.com Staff).
Margaret born on March 23rd, 1430, was merely a political tool of her fathers for the first fifteen years of her life. This however working to her own advantage, in 1444 it was agreed upon that Margaret should marry King Henry VI as part of the Treaty of Tours between England and France. She married King Henry VI on April 23rd and was coronated Queen consort on May 30th, 1445. At the time Henry 's mental condition was already unstable. By 1453 after the birth of his son, he had suffered from a complete mental breakdown.
The American Revolution: The British tightened the control of the American colonies. So the colonists argued that they should govern their own affairs. On July 4th, 1776, the Declaration of Independence for American colonies was established. George Washington provided the strong military leadership that the Americans needed to defeat the British. They prevailed and British forces surrendered in 1781 when they were defeated at
“Henry’s VIII’s relationship with the pope soon disintegrated when he tried to have his marriage with Catherine of Aragon annulled” (Kinsella 225). Henry then broke away with the Catholic Church and the Church of England was established. “Henry has five wives after Catherine of Aragon, they were Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleve, Catherine Howard, and Catherine Parr” (Kinsella 225). Jane Seymour bore King Henry VIII’s only son, Edward VI. Anne Boleyn gave birth to Elizabeth I in 1533, two years before she was executed.
The Townshend Act (1777) was to apply taxes to all imported glass, lead, paint, paper and tea. The colonists felt like it was an unjust and unfair practice to have “No taxation without representation” and that they were not represented by the British Parliament. King George II sent troops the America because of the boycotts of British goods. After the Boston Tea Party came the Battles of Lexington and Concord, where the colonist took up arms and prepared for battle. The Boston Massacre in 1770 was the turning point the America to gain its independence from the British.
How close did the Jacobites come to regaining the British crown for the Stuarts in 1715 & 1745 After a couple of years in power, the Catholic Stuart King James II of England (James VII of Scotland) was forced to flee his country and go to continental Europe after his protestant nephew and son-in-law, William of Orange, invaded England in 1688 and was appointed co-ruler alongside his wife Mary Stuart (James II’ oldest daughter). This sparkled the creation of a political movement whose members believed in the restoration of King James and his male descendants to the throne of both countries. There were several Jacobite risings since what historians call “The Glorious Revolution”, the most famous ones being the rising of 1715 and the one of 1745. Obviously, the Jacobites never succeeded (the crown went to the House of Hanover after both of James’ daughters died without heirs), however, how close did they come to achieve their aim?
Voyage of the Mayflower paragraph. According to the textbook, “King Henry VIII of England broke the country’s ties with the Catholic Church and established the Church of England, an official state church under his control”. In the Early 1600s, a religious group called the Separatists called for a break with the Catholic Church. The Pilgrims were separatists. King James attacked them because they rejected England's church.
Elizabeth the I, Mary's half-sister, was forced to help Mary with the restoration of Catholic faith in England. But Elizabeth was, in secret, guilty of plotting and making connections with the protestants to gain the throne, restore her sister's government and bring Protestantism back to
After two years he went on a walking tour of France, Switzerland, and Germany; and after graduation, he walked through Wales. His passion for the French Revolution took him to France again in 1791, where he had an affair with Annette Vallon, he had an illegitimate daughter from her, Caroline, in 1792. After running out of money, Wordsworth returned to England. At that time there was political tension between France and Great Britain .Wordsworth became progressively separated from the French
The Boston massacre, the Boston tea party, the Sons of Liberty and the Coercive act are all events that lead to the American Revolution. As is later discussed in this essay, the government was interfering in the daily life of the colonies, and Boston was the center of the revolution. The ‘Sons of Liberty’ were rebels who would attack tax collectors, as well as boycotting British goods and later forming a Stamp Act congress in 1765, protesting the Stamp Act. While the Stamp Act was repealed, the riots did not stop. By 1768 the Sons of Liberty attacked the officials in retaliation to them seizing the ship ‘Liberty’.