Suddenly the Stars and Stripes flew – as it does today and especially as it did after the September 11 attacks in 2001 – from houses, from storefronts, from churches; above the village greens and college quads. For the first time American flags were mass-produced rather than individually stitched and even so, manufacturers could not keep up with demand. As the long winter of 1861 turned into spring, that old flag meant something new. The abstraction of the Union cause was transfigured into a physical thing: strips of cloth that millions of people would fight for, and many thousands die for. The flag of the United States is one of the nation's most widely recognized symbols.
On April 25, 1777, a 2000 man British force commanded by General Tryon landed at Fairfield, Connecticut, near the mouth of the Saugatuck River, arriving with twenty transports and six warships. They moved eight miles inland and camped at Weston. The next day the force moved north into Danbury, doing no damage to private property along the way. In Danbury, however, they began a search for stores of Continental Army supplies, also leaving chalk marks on the properties of British loyalists and informers. Properties without chalk marks were set to be destroyed.
The Sugar Trade was driven by many factors. Some of which are capital, slavery and complementing industries. Consumer demand and return on investment were all very important aspects to the making of the historic events in which were the sugar trade.Money was, and still is, very important. Sugar was even called white gold by British colonists during the slave trade. In Bittersweet: The Story of Sugar, Peter Macinnis states that the first curse of sugar is capital intensive, meaning a lot of money.
The word Revolution means ‘the complete overthrow of a system of government together with its social, economic and cultural foundations’ and according to Historian Norman Davies, the French Revolution was the main event which created this definition. From the Absolute Monarchy of King Louis XVI to the military rule of Napoleon Bonaparte the French seen many changes to their culture, society and economy. The French Revolution took place from 1789 until 1799 however tension had been rising in France for many years before this. At this time, France was one of the largest European countries with approximately 26 million inhabitants. It had a well-developed industry and trade.
The conflict arose from growingtensions between residents of Great Britain's 13 North American colonies and the colonial government, which represented the British crown. The Patriots had quickly expelled 'royal' officials from the colonies and took control. First ostensibly loyal to the King, which was George III, and desiring to govern themselves while continuing to be in the empire, the repetetive pleas by the First Continental Congress for royal intervention on their behalf with Parliament resulted in the proclamation by King George III that the states were in fact "in rebellion", and the members of Congress were renegades, or traitors. Skirmishes between the British troops and the colonial militiamen in Lexington and Concord in April Nineteenth of Seventeen Seventy Five kicked off the armed conflict. This battle is where the "shot heard 'round the world" was 'heard'.
When the consumers were making the sugar cane and the fields, the more slaves they had, the more sugar produced and more money. Slavery helped majorily in the sugar trade with their work and labor, before the machines took their jobs. Many people wanted slaves so bad that they would basically trade anything like bullets, pipes, powder, and more. The cost of slaves in the West African coast compared to the British Caribbean, showed in document 9, was double the cost. The price for slaves increased dramatically for the reason of sugar trade.
Seldom can it be said that complex historical events have simple causes. This is certainly true with the American Revolution. However an exploration of the events prior to the Revolution reveal that the Stamp Act of 1765, Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party were the most important causes of the revolution. The Stamp Act of 1765 was a law that was put on legal documents such as newspapers, pamphlets, court documents, licenses, wills and ships cargo lists and it required an affixed at stamp as proof that tax has been paid. The stamp act was plainly ad simply to raise money, the act extended to the colonies the system of stamp duties then employed in Great Britain and was intended to raise money to lower the cost of maintaining the military defenses of the colonies.
England during the seventeenth had got more countries under their control than their European counterpart especially France, which them to be regarded as Great Britain especially after their unification with Scotland. Great Britain was in America with the claim to protect them from the French, before turning her to one of their colonies. Great Britain has been with colonial wars with France for a long period of time, they see the French as potential rival in the colonial market, especially in control of America. The two countries engaged in a sever years’ War (1756-63), with the victor y of Great Britain but it caused them lots of money, the British government considered the American colonies should contribute to the reduction of that debt, t
From 1760 to 1830 the Industrial Revolution was largely taking place in Britain. The major changes involved in the British Industrial Revolution were technological, socioeconomic, and cultural changes. One of the biggest technological movements for the British was the use of mechanical power and was the key to success of Britain’s Industrial Revolution. The British designed and built water mills and steam engines that efficiently powered a wide variety of machines and equipment. With this new development, entrepreneurs began to open new workshops and forced their employees to work long strenuous hours to produce their goods.
King Louis XVI and the French Revolution The French Revolution was a major event that inviolably changed France and later all of Europe. There were many factors which contributed to the revolution’s severity, but the biggest was how horrible of a king King Louis XVI was. He played a key role in the Revolution; it was his actions and his mistakes which caused and formed the entirety of the French Revolution. King Louis XVI’s mistakes were a big part of his role as being the king during the French Revolution. One of his very serious was his funding of the American Revolution.