The 13 colonies wanted war with Great Britain. But Britain didn’t think they would win. Britain had fought many wars and was the best army/military of any other army, they had never lost any battle yet but the American Revolution. The 13 colonies already knew they were the great of any military of any other military but they had faith in themselves that they knew they can bring down Great Britain.
Being the second president he was left with big shoes to fill from George Washington. Congress and citizens of the United States had extremely high expectations for him. He legacy in modern history remains controversial. Adams is remembered for his positive impacts on America by peacefully avoiding war with Britain and France, despite the pressure he faced all around him. Perhaps if Adams decided to go to war the history of the United States would have been very different.
The Revolution began as an infringement on the rights of English citizens, not American rights. Colonial Americans were British citizens who enjoyed all the same rights as those in mainland England, possibly more so. After the French and Indian War the British government found it untenable to ignore the Colonies any longer and began
As a result of publishing this piece, it brought hate to Paine and yet praise to him. The simple fifty page pamphlet attempted to drive many Americans unwilling to break from Great Britain and to rebel and become part of the independence. By doing so, he declared that Britain was overtaking the American’s lives, the English form of government had an unscrupulous King. Despite this happening, George Washington believed that after reading “Common Sense” to the soldiers, they were refreshed and developed the desire to fight the war unconditionally till a winner was brought upon the two sides. George Washington declared that “Common Sense” drove the war into their favor, and thus quoted, “I find Common Sense is working a powerful change in the minds of men” (Bigelow 102- 103).
Fact, out of the 2229 people aboard the Titanic only 706 survived the crash. The Titanic was the biggest ship that had ever been created at the time. Hanson W. Baldwin stated that,’’She was not only the largest ship afloat,but was believed to be unsinkable.’’ He also wrote, ‘’...which made her, men thought, unsinkable.’’
However, the most important reason is the Germany’s lack of strong allies isolating them and having significantly less military power compared to the Allies. Secondly, the Naval blockade brought homeland Germany to its knees as it restricted food stuff and economic growth. It is less important than the first, if the Central Powers were stronger and were better organized, they could have outlasted the Blockade and won the war. Lastly, the Eastern front consumed much more resources than necessary that could have otherwise been used to win the war in the West but is less important as the weak alliance was a pre-existing condition and the Naval Blockade had a negative effect of the Eastern Front. Ultimately, Central Power defeat was a mixture of their weakness and Allied
America's factories and countryside did not have many harmed and the war sped up the industrial production. United Kingdom and France could recover economically without problems, but Germany was the only one with most problems to recover everything. Germany with the payments and the fact that they should pay much money and many other things, they economic fell and stayed in the ground. The reparations that Germany had to pay led to an economic depression. The Hyperinflation and unemployment in Germany were bad, the money that Germany controlled became
To many, Washington was known for his lightning campaign and timely guerilla actions, which completely unhinged the British at times (“George Washington”). He was extremely clever and tactical and was able to think of well thought out plans. Washington also had barely any experience in commanding a large army but brought many strengths to his position (“Ten facts about George Washington in the Revolutionary War”). His only experience before was during the French and Indian War. He was able to take his untrained and small army and commanded them to defeat the British.
The American Revolution was a war that changed the course of American History forever. It was the rebellion of thirteen North American colonies of Great Britain who declared themselves independent in 1776 as the United States of America. They secured awareness from overseas countries in Europe, and established alliances with France, Spain, and the Netherlands. Eventually, the American coalition defeated the British forces, and established themselves as a world power for many years to come. However, many factors led to Britain losing the American Revolution.
Later, the allies developed the “all-arms attack” plan, which caused Germany to find it hard to win. Allies cooperated and all worked together which caused them to be powerful. However compare the Allies to the Central Powers, the central powers were weaker as they didn’t work together. Nearly half of the troop strength for the Central Powers came from Germany in World War One. Austria and Germany together provided 80% of the troop strength.
The Patriots were the underdogs, no one expected the small Patriot army to beat the massive, powerful British army. How did they beat such a big army who had more than double the amount of soldiers as the Patriots? It was because the Patriots had strengths while the British army had weaknesses. The British did have stronger troops, better supplies, and a larger army. However they were thousands of miles away from their supplies, and their leader they also had no allies to help them along the way.
The times of Valley Forge were probably the worst times for the colonists. Disease, lack of supplies, and lack of food were all things that happened during the winter of Valley Forge. But, the colonists did survive that hard winter and kept fighting. George Washington had one huge victory called the Battle of Trenton. During this
When Washington became commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, he proved to be a better general than any military strategist. He was able to keep his poorly trained, malnutritious, and less equipped soldiers intact. He was a major key factor in winning the war against Britain and keeping American morale alive when there was no hope left. However, by the end of the war, Washington surrendered his title as General of the Continental Army; allowing civilian control of the military. George Washington presided over the Constitutional Convention which tried to do a peaceful overthrow of the pristine American government.
Claire Turner American History Test I The American Revolution The Second Continental Congress declared independence from Great Britain in 1776 because they were being treated with unfair and unjust taxes and laws. The Second Continental Congress was a representation of the colonists and colonies as a whole, to Britain. In the beginning of the Congress the majority wanted to stay loyal to “The Crown,” and make peace with it.