Kristen Bodner AMH 4130 10 December 2013 The Continental Congress The American Revolution stands to be one of the most pivotal moments in American history. After about a decade or so of neglect from the British colony’s mother country, Great Britain, the Thirteen Colonies allied together in order to fight against the unjust actions of the British government. Overtime, this led to leaders of the different colonies coming together at Philadelphia during the late months of 1774 to represent their prospective territories in the First Continental Congress. Here, the delegates discussed possible solutions to their quarry against Great Britain. The representatives began with peaceful options, but after the turmoil escalated violently in Massachusetts,
These revolutions followed the American and French Revolutions, which had profound effects on the Spanish, Portuguese and French colonies in the Americans. Simon Bolivar was an influence of the Latin American Revolution. His goals were to mold the former Spanish colonies of South America into a confederation just like the U.S. The Latin American War of Independence comprised numerous wars and conflicts which took place between 1808 - 1829. He fought against Spanish rule in 1811 with the inspiration of George Washington.
Autumn May Beaudoin 10-10-11 The Beginnings of a Revolutionary War No one reason can cause a war. Especially a revolutionary war. There were many reasons for the U.S revolutionary war, but three were particularly important. The enforcement of the Navigation Laws for mercantilism upset the colonists and so did the stamp act (which was eventually repealed). This gave colonists a sense of separation from Britain that exploded into war with a series of events starting at the Boston tea party and leading up to the battle in Concord.
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.
Causes of the American Revolution Economics are the number one concern in America today just as it was in the 1760’s. America was built on economics, mostly by the British because of their help in the French and Indian War. The British helped the colonies fight the French in hopes of winning and controlling North America. They were successful but fell into a huge debt crisis and turned to the colonies for what the Brit’s considered to be pay back, taxes. Before The British could tax the colonists, repayment to the Indians for their help in the French and Indian War was necessary.
All of this compelled the people to rebel and establish a resistance to such unreasonable actions taken against them. This strain on civil liberties is the cause of the American Revolution. The French and Indian War was a huge turning point for the colonies. The thirteen colonies were used to being ignored and neglected by England. However, after the war and after George Grenville came into office in 1764, things changed.
The Netherlands were supplied with troops and Denmark with money. 1626- Another expedition to Spain ended in failure. Ships turned back by heavy storms. 1626- France made a separate peace with Spain, disappointing Charles and Buckingham who were expecting a French alliance. 1627- A naval expedition was sent to Rhé in France in the hope of sparking off a Hugeunot uprising.
“Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.” - John Parker. Revolution is a dynamic process whose consequences no one can anticipate. The American colonies in 1765 were surprised by the new taxes that were being presented from the Parliament. This caused a rebellion that lead to a complete separation from Great Britain that once the colonistshad loved because of their powerful government that viewed them as equals and largely left alone to do what they wanted. Little over a decade, conflict began to occur with the British and Patriots in the Spring of 1775 in Massachusetts.
Washington took various other steps to strengthen governmental authority, including suppression of the Whisky Rebellion (1794). To unify the country, he toured the Northeast in 1789 and the South in 1791. He fostered United States interests on the North American continent by treaties with Britain and Spain. Although many people encouraged Washington to seek a third term, he was weary of politics and refused to do so. George Washington enjoyed less than three years of retirement at Mount Vernon, for he died of a throat infection December 14, 1799.
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.