The American Revolution is one of the most, if not the most, important wars the Americans have ever fought. This war meant independence for America or to be exploited for their resources by authoritative Britain. With the victory, the Americans earned their right to become their own independent and sovereign states. However, it is the war that was never truly won. Britain, in fact, lost the war more than the Americans won it.
The United States was created from the leading battles of the Continental Army in the American Revolution; Europe’s greatest nation of the time at war with its own people. The abuse of power by the king of Great Britain had angered the colonist to fight for their rights as citizens, this lead to the Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution. As the troops of the American and British soldiers fought during the war what strengths and weaknesses influenced the win of the American soldiers? During the American Revolution, the American and British soldiers demonstrated clear strengths and weaknesses, which impacted the American troops’ victory.
What Caused the American Revolution The American Revolution was a battle for leadership in the American colonies. At the time, England controlled nearly all aspects, mostly the political and economic, of the colonial lives. Their purpose was to strengthen England. The colonies wanted the freedom from all of the control because they were doing fine without England.
Before the outbreak of the war, there was no, set in stone, army and the colonies had relied upon the local militia who were made up of part time soldiers. When the American Revolutionary War began, the American colonies struggled to quickly form an army. The soldiers had no formal military experience, no uniforms, there was no established commanders or regiments, and also there was limited guns and ammo. The British Army, on the other hand, had a powerful army ,as well, as a powerful navy.
The American revolution was when the American colonies fought Great Britain for independence and freedom. During the revolution because of the lack of soldiers Leader George Washington needed as many men as possible. Sadly, most of the soldier 's enlistments are coming to an end and they will be sent home. One of the reasons why the soldiers should have gone for another enlistment is because help is on the way.
The beginning of the American Revolution started for a couple reasons. The main reason the American Revolution started was because the colonist of the United States did not pay Great Britain after the Indian war. After the colonist rejected Great Britain 's Monarchy and Aristocracy that is what really made the war start because Great Britain did not think that was fair. The first battle started on the day April 19, 1775. “Great Britain thought they were going to come out with an easy victory over the colonist.
The Revolutionary War was revolutionary because it changed the following things: the colonies changed drastically, the colonies were not ruled by the same government anymore, and America could create their own government and laws. The government was not so harsh on the citizens. There were not soldiers at every turn and the taxes were reasonable to live by.
As a result, the limited amount of seamen disrupted American imports, exports, and increased the need for seamen. Americans no longer considered themselves as Englishmen and wanted no part of the British nation. Americans
The British government shortly after passed the Proclamation of 1763 which forbade settlement passed the Appalachian Mountains. (America Past and Present, P. 108) These two decisions irritated the colonist because having British troops in the colonies made the colonist feel that, one they were being controlled, and two being obstructed from legitimate economic development. (America Past and Present, P. 108) After the war, Britain was also left with an overwhelming national debt. Because Great Britain had contributed so generously finically (so generously that they were left in debt), to a war that gained the British colonist territorial right to long disputed regions in North America.
The American Revolution was caused by the changes in Britain and not by social change in America. American colonists had a clear reluctance to fight and separate from Britain as seen in such documents as the Olive Branch Petition and the Declaration of Independence. Many American writers expressed regret or melancholy over their separation from the British. Many historians debate whether or not the American Revolution was actually a revolution. A revolution is known as an upheaval of a society (for example the French, or Russian revolutions).
The United States won its independence for Great Britain during the Revolutionary War. America struggled to get the advantage, but eventually was able to win the war. In the beginning it proved difficult to even acquire the troops necessary to fight a war. The troops they got had no adeptness for fighting. They struggled throughout the war and at times their chances for success looked bleak.
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. It was a Christmas night in 1776 the same year as the Declaration of Independence was issued.
1. • Were the Colonists fighting for: It is important to establish that the colonists were a constituency of varied parties maintaining different interests. The colonial elite created a reconciliation and sustained a basic consensus regarding the general aims and concerns of the colonists. However, when met with friction, the elite’s alliance proved to be rather volatile; consequently, radical colonists emerged with much potency. For this reason it is unclear if there was a distinguished common goal amongst all of the groups within the colonies. I. Liberty – The initial revolt against the crown developed with the emersion of new British taxes on commerce.
My Fellow Colonists, The Patriots are persistently fighting against the British for freedom from its clutches. In 1774, the First Continental Congress met to discuss some complaints about the British rule over the colonies. However many Americans felt that nobody listened to their concerns which made them unhappier and a year later, the fight against Britain broke out in Lexington and Concord(1). While we have many people helping us defeat the British, we still need more people to help us win this fight for our freedom and the people we need to help us the most is all of you. If all of you do not help us fight, the state of our colonies will be worse and we will be under the British rule permanently.
Throughout the Revolutionary War, both sides had advantages and disadvantages. There were many battles, but the Americans came out winning. They believed and were determined to win and that’s what got them through the war. Both sides of the war had advantages that helped them. The Patriots had a great leader George Washington who led them through many battles that they won.