Cornwallis later learned that Clinton’s departure has been delayed, and he would not be receiving the reinforcements he desperately needed. The British had artillery, but it could not reach as far as the heavy artillery the French had, and the British suffered heavy bombardments day and night. On the night of September 29, Cornwallis tried to evacuate at night across the bay, but a violent windstorm caused them to abandon the
In October of 1777, Washington was unable to stop the British from marching into the national capital of Philadelphia. Scarlet fever, is where the girls fall for the British soldiers and their red coats. I do not trust General Washington and he can barely keep his army together. His place as a general is threatened by Congress members.“General Washington is desperate to keep his army intact.” (Roden 141) The quote shows that the soldiers are leaving and do not trust him. “To make matters worse, Washington’s own position was uncertain” (Roden 141) This quote means that the soldier wondered why he is able to do this.
Overall, as Philbrick closes out the book the tensions in the Native American tribes and the English colonist would lead to King Phillips War. As we continue in Philbrick’s book he goes in great detail of King Phillip or also known as Metacom the son of Massasoit. Phillip began to grow uneasy with the economic balance between the colonist and the Native Americans. This led Phillip to gain followers to aggravate English settlements but, would not kill any settlers during this time and, Phillip would continuing doing this until the English killed one of his own men. This would start an assault by the Native Americans on the English settlements leaving very few survivors to tell about the horrific events.
Battle of Trenton The battle of Trenton occurred on December 26, 1776 in Trenton, New Jersey. George Washington and his troops were retreating from New York after the British troops invaded. The continental army had to cross the icy and cold Delaware River. At Trenton the British has Hessian troops that were tired and not prepared, there are rumours of them being drunk from Christmas celebration. This battle was in the beginning part of the war.
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 colonist called themselves, “Loyalist” and Great Britain called themselves,“Patriots.” There were some battles in the American Revolution that were big parts of the war. “There were a lot of battles in the American Revolution, but
The British were also at a disadvantage considering that there was no way for them to get reinforcements. Needless to say, the British lost the battle, put a white surrendering flag up, and the Americans held their fire. They spoke about surrendering, working it out, and stopped the battle. This was the final battle of the American Revolution,
After the Revolutionary War, the Founding Fathers began to develop the country. This Founding Fathers were at first lost and confused at where they should go after the war because the United States Constitution did not leave them an outline that could be followed. In the end, through various attempts and risky tries the country finally began to continue onto the correct pathway. However, the peace and tranquility did not last long, the colonies became aggravated at the interference the British had on them. Then, in 1812, a war broke out once again between the Americans and British.
After being defeated in New York city, Washington’s troops retreated to New Jersey. They were attacked by the Hessians and were pushed to cross the Delaware River into Pennsylvania. The Continental Army was vanishing, however they decided to attack Hessians in offensive position at Trenton, New Jersey. With 2400 soldiers, the Continental Army won the battle. Importance was that in this battle, Continental Army captured 900 prisoners, which inspired more soldiers to join them (many soldiers were about to leave because of their contract).
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. When the soldiers were at fort Knox there was little or no resources and the shelters where horrid.
After Lexington and Concord, America spiraled into a losing streak, and were running out of options. Then, Washington and his soldiers came up with a winning idea. The continental army would cross the Delaware river on the night of Christmas, in the hopes of the British soldiers all being fast asleep from the celebrating the night before. Moreover, during the 1700s war was very different, battles tended to be fought face to face, and not during the winter, so the Americans were throwing a total wildcard at Britain. As you can imagine, the result of the war was an American victory, and many refer to this battle as the turning point of the war.
After the German’s success at the Battle of Mons they pushed on to Paris, but General von Moltke changed his mind at last minute (perhaps for fear of leaving behind the unreliable supply chain); instead of attacking Paris from the West as previously planned, the army would only attack from the North, so as to travel fewer miles. This was the beginning of the downfall of the Schlieffen plan that might have otherwise worked, and therefore a step towards the war not being over by Christmas. The Battle of the Marne on the 6th September occurred when the French alongside the BEF furiously defended their capital city and pushed the Germans back to the river Aisne- the Schlieffen plan was foiled and Paris would not be captured within 40
Early after the Seven Years’ War Americans felt that they were apart “of a great empire.” However this sense of national pride that the Americans held would soon come to an end. After the war many assumed that the British “troops would be disbanded,” however that was not the plan of King George III. He decided to leave the troops in America, supposedly for the protection and preservation of order in the newly conquered territories. (America Past and Present, P. 108) 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.