During the times of the Pacificus Helvidius debate, France is going through a revolution. King Louis and Marie Antoinette have both been beheaded. France has a completely new government and declares war on the monarchy of Great Britain. France helped America during our revolution to help us gain independence from Great Britain, without France’s help we wouldn’t have become a free nation. After the revolution, a treaty is put into place, Treaty of Alliance put into place in 1778. This treaty basically states that if France were to be attacked and needed help, America would have to help France out because we the only reason we gained independence from Great Britain was due to the fact that France helped us. At this point in time, France has declared war on, Great Britain, Austria, Holland, Prussia, and Spain.
Going behind enemy lines and gathering intelligence is an extremely dangerous task, but during the Revolutionary War, the use of spies was critical to winning the war. Through several battles, both the Americans and British employ spies to risk their lives and collect enemy intelligence. Spies intercepted secret messages at the Battle of Saratoga and West Point and gathered crucial information at the Battle of Yorktown to prepare for the battle. Winning the battles of Saratoga and Yorktown and holding West Point severely impacted the outcome of the war. At Saratoga, they were able to gain French alliance. Holding West Point meant that the Americans were able to stop the British from splitting the colonies in two. And lastly, at Yorktown, the
Imagine a young boy ambitious not to let down his family, like his father did, but to be a hero. A boy determined to not make the same mistakes as his father. Now imagine this boy as a man not only letting down his family, but the entire country of America. This man was Benedict Arnold, who was an American General and who became a traitor during the American revolution. Two marriages, a need for money, and a sad childhood weighed down Benedict causing him to make possibly the worst decision of his life, turning to the British side during the war. There is no denying his intelligence, but Benedict could not make sensible decisions. He stayed a traitor the rest of his life, dying in 1801 in England.
Declaring Independence from the British was not only an obstacle for the colonists but one of the greatest triumphs in American History. With many battles and massacres occurring at the time, there had to be a turning point for the colonial Patriots that motivated the soldiers, and the people. The turning point in the Revolutionary War was the Battle of Trenton because this was a victory that not only inspired the Patriots to fight harder but created a sense of discipline for these unskilled soldiers and was an example of what could be achieved when the soldiers stroke at the right moment. After a number of battles lost the Battle of Trenton led these soldiers to fight harder and become motivated to win the war making this battle create a change of course in the war.
The Battle of Saratoga in September and October of 1777 is the turning point of the Revolutionary War because the French joined with allies, British troops surrendered their arms, and the Patriots had crucial victories. It was a victory for the Patriots in the American Revolution and is the most decisive battles in history.
The biggest and the most serious problem was the need for money to support the British Empire. Attempts through the Sugar Act, the Stamp Act, and the Townshend Acts to raise money rather than control trade met with growing resistance in the colonies. Tensions began to grow more after Parliament passed the Coercive Acts and the First Continental Congress decided to then take steps toward independence from England. Before the colonies gained independence, they had to fight a long and strenuous war. The British had many advantages in the war, having a large, well-trained army and navy and many Loyalists who supported them. With the excellent leadership by George Washington and tactical errors by British commanders contributed to the American victory. Several times the British nearly defeated the American Army. But victories in late 1776 and early 1777 restored patriot hopes, and victory in New York, which halted the England advance from Canada, this led the French to join forces with rebels. By the year 1778, the fighting had shifted to the South and in 1781, an American and French force defeated England at the battle of Yorktown in the war's last major
President George Washington had a great impact on the United States during the federalist era. Washington’s impact helped United States prosper economically, politically and socially. Washington’s impact on the United States included handling the French and Indian War, early political activity, American Revolution, military campaigns, political leadership during the war, presidency and executive departments and foreign affairs.
Some people may believe that the Battle of Gettysburg was not a turning point in the Civil War was not a turning point, however, there are many reasons why it is. Back in 1863, the Civil War was on its third year. General Robert E. Lee had started to march his army up to attack the North and President Abraham Lincoln noticed this. He decided to switch his general to general Meade and they all began to prepare for battle. The main question that has been asked throughout this time was,” Why was the Battle of Gettysburg a turning point?” Some words that were defined was battle (a fight), Gettysburg (a city in Pennsylvania), and turning point (where events change dramatically change). There are multiple ways the
The Patriot portrays a very historically inaccurate representation of the events, characters and context during the time of the Revolutionary War. The Patriot provides numerous examples of historical misrepresentations from inaccurate portrayals of character such as Benjamin Martin to slavery appearing to be something pleasant and acceptable.
The Market revolution impacted many American lives in the early 19th century. The market revolution mainly focused in the trade of goods. At first, small villages trade within the community, but after the market revolution, people started to trade goods with farther communities. The movement expand rapidly, causing a positive impact to the economy and to small business owners. Also, since goods were moved from one region to another, new roads had to be built in order to connect regions.
The Battle of Yorktown was a turning point. The war was going so difficult for the
Tyonajanegen was part of the Oneida tribe. The Oneida were religious people that were a part of the Iroquois Confederacy. She was also married to a very important man, Han Yerry. Yerry was born in the Oneida tribe, but he was also part German and Mohawk descent. Yerry was the chief warrior of the wolf clan, one of the several branches of the Oneida. The wolf clan, known as the pathfinders, guides people in the way their Creator wants them to. She is a brave warrior because she fought in the Battle of Oriskany, was messenger for rebels, and was the first Indian woman to fight for America.
The Revolutionary War had many twists and turns, many with the possibility to change History’s course completely. Each battle and decision decided these outcomes we now live with, for example our freedom. Ever since the end of the French & Indian War over who will control the Americas, in which the colonists helped the British win. The colonists realized just how limited their rights were becoming (Road to Revolution, 159), leading to a desire of independence. With the British eager to regain control, The Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the Revolutionary war, making British
Heratio Gates was Born on July 26, 1727, in Maldon, England (Kline). in 1745, he obtained a military commission with financial help from his parents, and political support from the Duke of Bolton. When he reached the age of 22, he joined the British army and fought at Halifax, Nova Scotia for the protection of Edward Cornwallis until 1750.In 1754, Gates rose to the position of captain and fought during the French and Indian War. (Scythes).
The French Alliance was significant due to Benjamin Franklin’s part as well as standards from the treaty. While Franklin was part of the alliance, himself and other American diplomats “craftily exploited France’s rivalry with Britain to win an explicit commitment to American independence” (Henretta, Hinderaker, Edwards, Self 190). Revealing this rivalry managed to bring France to America’s side and benefit them in the war. The alliance between France and America intimidated the British and made them realize that the two countries together could destroy them. To illustrate this, “The Treaty of Alliance of February 1778 specified that once France entered the war, neither partner would sign a separate peace without the “liberty, sovereignty, and independence” of the United States” (Henretta, Hinderaker, Edwards, Self 190). In addition, the Treaty of Paris consisted of Britain recognizing American independence, which was a significant part of the revolution as