He served as a role model for countless soldiers during America’s Revolutionary War and helped establish future presidents. He was a believer in a strong presidency and a stable government. George Washington inherited a nation that was fearful of power. He acted very carefully and was very much aware that the young nation was in desperate need of a strong central Government. He appointed Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State, General Henry Knox as Secretary of War and General Edmund Randolph as Attorney General.
With the American’s having this idea of freedom from Great Britain made the Americans never give up, causing turning points in the war when the war seemed like a huge lost for the Americans. The American’s never lost the idea of independence that they had so much to fight for and if they did lose or broke the idea that they will lose everything to Great Britain. Great Britain Taking Away Americans Rights The road to the American Revolutionary war was over a span of time with different events happened where American’s needed their independence from Great Britain. The French and Indian War 1754 to 1763 was a war between France and Britain. The French ended up defeating Great Britain and leaving them highly in debt due to the war.
Washington led the revolutionary war which began the birth of a new nation which goes under foreign policy, helped with the constitution that had much to do with equal rights, and dealt with the whiskey rebellion. Also Washington set the standards for all of the other presidents which was very important. The 3rd best president based off my criteria is Teddy Roosevelt. Teddy built the Panama Canal, built up the navy,
Battle of Long Island Anthony D. Torres COM/150 June 2d, 2012 Vince Colvin As the precursor to American Independence, the Battle of Long Island during the Revolutionary War was the first and largest battle fought by a newly declared nation. Although the battle was a defeat to the American forces, it further fuelled the Americans resolve to continue fighting against the British. Archived images from this era depict General George Washington, his troops and equipment all crossing the Delaware River on boats. Another crossing, just as memorable is often overlooked. Our discussion will cover the events that led to the East River crossing in New York as either a retreat or a pretext to an attack.
Because of his courageous prerogative, Pickett had a huge impact on three crucial battles: The Battle of Chapultepec, Pickett’s Charge, and the Battle of Five Forks. The Battle of Chapultepec was part of the Mexican-American War and was a two day battle from September 12 to September 13 in 1847. In this battle, he was in the 8th U.S. Infantry, where Major General Winfield Scott was the leading man. This was the battle that catapulted Pickett to fame, and where he obtained an appointment promotion to captain. He gained this by being the first American combatant to make it to the top of the castle walls and by recovering his unit’s colors for the injured James Longstreet.
Under his command soldiers captured the cities of Saratoga in 1777 and Yorktown in 1781. After he and his forces crossed the Delaware River he retook New Jersey. His military experience gained him the privilege of being unanimously elected by the electors in 1788. His military experience helped with the way he ran the country by having first-hand knowledge of the weaknesses of the early American government and the struggles faced by the military of that time. The second president I would like to discuss is Abraham Lincoln.
The British adopted the same strategy they had used in Europe – capturing major cities. Fortunately, this tactic didn’t work here because of America’s essentially rural character. Nevertheless, Americans needed united army and navy, and national government. To embody the ideas the 2nd Continental Congress met in may 1775. The Congress printed its own paper money and opened diplomatic relation with foreign countries; also the Continental Army and Navy under the command of G. Washington were organized.
[Doc. B] The list of names that immigrated to Virginia consisted of many males and only a few females with no children. [Doc. C] The list only showed their names and age; this represents that they were not of middle/high class and were not considered as “important”; they also didn’t have as many high classes as New England. The shortage of women also affected the society in Virginia.
Taxation without representation was the main reason for their rebellion. The thirteen colonies established a body of government to form individual self-governing states. The British sent over troops to regain direct rule. The colonies fought back which caused the American Revolutionary War, also known as the American War of Independence. The American Revolution was the result of a series of social, political and intellectual unrest.
The American revolutionary began in the year of 1775 and ended in 1783. There was tension between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the first thirteen colonies that were under the North American continent. “The British landed a large army at Brooklyn, New York, and New Jersey, which lead to Pennsylvania.” “The British tried to seize the Hudson River but instead ended up surrendering their army to the Patriots.” In result, the war expanded worldwide because Europeans with great government supremacies became active in the war as well as different ethnic groups such as African Americans During the American Revolution, African Americans did not distinguish the outcome factor of being in the war. African Americans wanted freedom and at that point in time, it seemed as if the only way out of enslavement was to become a solider or loyalist. According to the African-American Odyssey, “Black males responded eagerly to the request of fighting for their liberty.” The freedom from the captive masters was the main focus for the enslaved.