+++++++++++++++++++++ Mini-question #2: How did Benjamin Franklin influence the American Revolution? Quote from source 1: “When he learned how strongly the people back home felt about the Stamp Act, he went before Parliament to testify against it. He talked for a whole day and convinced the House of Commons that the Stamp Act was not really good for England.”
A captain in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, he famously announced "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country" just before being executed by the British for being a spy. He grew up in Connecticut and graduated from Yale College. He began his career as a teacher, but when the War for Independence broke out, he accepted a commission as a lieutenant in the Continental Army. He served at Boston and then New York, where he volunteered to go behind British lines to gather intelligence. He was captured by the British and immediately admitted that he was spying for General George Washington.
added a verse. Despite using the words “the land of the free,” Francis Scott Key had been a slave owner, and members of the Confederate Army wanted to claim his anthem. Holmes, an influential writer from Boston, wrote new lyrics advocating that American slaves be unchained. Holmes’ addition now appears in most official publications of the lyrics. The first sporting event to hear “The Star-Spangled Banner” was a baseball game in 1862 in Brooklyn, New York.
Anthony Wayne was born in Easttown Township, Pennsylvania in Chester County ,near what is now Paoli, Pennsylvania in early January 1 1745. Anthony Wayne was one of five children, his brothers and sisters were Hannah Van Leer; William Wayne; Anne Hayman and Margaret Penrose Holstein. Later Wayne became a surveyor in 1763. At the beginning of the Revolutionary War in 1775 he had constructed his militia unit by the end of 1776.
As cannon balls flew threw the sky, I knew I had to save my country. My family heard about our glory, that we won Trenton. I have decided to re-enlist for three reasons which are family, glory and freedom. These three reasons are very important, especially for us soldiers.
“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country,” is what Nathan Hale said the day he died. He was an amazing person in history who helped the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War by spying on the British. He is just so interesting to learn about. Birth, Childhood, and Early Years of Nathan Hale First of all he was born on June 6, 1755 in Coventry, Connecticut.
The Boston Massacre was not a random event there were many actions that had led up to this massacre. On March 5, 1770 shots were fired from the British toward the colonists. But why?Why did the British fire? The Boston Massacre was important to the American revolution because the British killed unarmed colonists and the event would counting to spark the start of revolution.
They were sending the message that they would not pay taxes on their tea. The British were furious with the actions of the colonists and needed to impose a punishment for their rebellion. This came in the form of the Intolerable Acts. These acts were an attempt by Parliament to gain complete control over the colonists. The culminations of these events led to the breakout of the Revolutionary War just short of two years after the Boston Tea Party.
The Lilliputians, being easy to set off and ready to fight, similar to how the Whigs were, immediately rejected the idea and accused Gulliver of treason against their country (Swift 60-66). Shortly after being accused, Gulliver fled to a neighboring country by the name of Blefuscu (Swift 67). This part of the novel mocks the Tories actions after they were accused of
Mrs. Arnold, Poe's grandmother, showed up on the stage on February 28, 1791 and left the stage in England on June 13, 1795. David Poe grew up in Baltimore after his birth on July 18, 1784, and he grew up being expected to go into law. He went into acting instead and made his first professional acting job a success
When you here the name George Rogers Clark you probably wouldn’t know who it is right off the top of your head. Well he is remembered as the heroic Revolutionary War commander and that he also led a force of frontiersman through the numbing waters of the Illinois countryside so he could capture a British-held named Fort Sackville during February of 1779 (National Park Service). The capture of Fort Sackville was by far his most dramatic accomplishment. He continued exertions throughout the war (National Park Service). During the war he put a lot of effort into building forts along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers.
Patrick Henry was the first and the sixth governor of Virginia. Henry led the antagonism to the Stamp Act in 1765 and he is mostly remembered by his speech,”Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death”. He was know as one of the most influential bodies in Republicanism. While he was creeping up on his twenty fourth birthday, he finally qualified as a lawyer in 1760. After that, Henry was not prepared for what it took to be a lawyer.
Samuel Adams Did you know that Samuel Adams started the Sons Of Liberty? Samuel Adams was born in Boston, MA on September 27, 1772 and died on October 22, 1803 in the same city. In this paper you will learn about Samuel Adams childhood, how he impacted the world and other interesting facts.
Since Andre was in a pinch and had to return to the ship by land, Benedict supplied the British spy with plainclothes and a passport to help him return safely to the warship, but most importantly, gave him the plans on how to capture West Point. After a day of riding undetected, Andre stopped in Tarrytown by three armed militiamen who he mistook for British Loyalists. The men suspected something unusual about him and took him into custody where they easily found the poorly hidden plans for West Point in Major Jon Andre’s boot. On September 24th Arnold knew Major Jon Andre would expose him as a traitor and was forced to retreat.
Revere died on May 10, 1818, at the age of 83, at his home on Charter Street in Boston. He is buried in the Granary Burying Ground on Tremont Street. paul Revere was a great example of an ordinary man who became politically involved symbolic to the american revolution. As someone who risked everything to make