In the first Battle at Saratoga, Freeman's Farm, the British lost two men for every one American casualty. In terms of ground gained, however, both sides fought to a draw. The second Battle, Bemis Heights, British losses were four to one. The death count for the British for both battles added up to about 440 compared to the colonists’ count of 90. The colonial’s victory was overwhelming.
In the 18th Century in North America the Frenchmen from Canada and Englishmen from Britain had their regions. The region where they traveled was mostly occupied by the Native Americans that owned most of the wildlife. As population grew bigger by the British colonies they started to look for the lands across the Appalachian Mountains for settlement and growth. The Great Lakes, Mississippi River, Ohio River valley and St. Lawrence River, were owned by the French and they didn’t want the Englishman into their part of the region. The French decided to build Forts so the English settlers could not establish in their region.
But there are other courses of the break out of the armed conflict not just polices of the British Government that are the colonies as not all of the polices where unreasonable. The reaction of the Americans to the British was also could be a reason for the outbreak. Also some events affected the break out too. In 1763 Britain started introducing some rigorous policy’s, that where made change in the colonies and this was change that the colonies didn’t really want... This was because for year they where use to being on their own and Britain taking no interest in what they do.
The American War- a Revolution or not? It is well argued by many historians that the great nation of the USA came into being by a civil war and not a revolution. A civil war is when two parties from opposite groups resort to force to decide who will govern a country. It might have partly been a civil war because it’s true that the Americans were fighting against the British. However it was the first time settlers of a colony had challenged their parent country and fought hard to win their independence, and by doing so set up a government with its own laws and constitutions- which is the perfect example of a revolution.
The second phase is the one known by many of us, when four American contractors were killed and their bodies mutilated. At the third phase, the city was turned over in the hands of the Iraqi generals. The fourth phase, fall of 2004 the Marines were again in Fallujah. The city was awaiting the Marines with hundreds of fighters from all over the world. With the murder of the four Americans contractors, it was clear that the U.S. had to react and do something, but it was not until months later.
University of Phoenix Material Causes and Outcomes of the Revolution Part 1: Causes Complete the grid by describing each pre-war event and explaining how it contributed to the Revolutionary War. |Pre-War Event |Description |Contribution to the Revolutionary War | | |This was the war Great Britain and France that was fought here in America in |Because the removal of the French threat to American colonies was eliminated and this kept| |French and Indian War|1754-1763. |settlers loyal to Britain. The British wanted to tax new colonist and this lead to | | |
Historians give several reasons: The Americans were fighting at home, while the British had to bring troops and supplies from across a wide ocean. British officers made mistakes, especially General William Howe. His slowness to take action at the start of the war made it possible for the Americans to survive during two difficult winters. Another reason was the help the Americans received from the French. Also, the British public had
At least 45 British ships arrived in the Lower New York Bay. Within the week, another group of about 130 ships arrived off Staten Island under the control of Admiral Richard General Howe, brother of General William General Howe, a man who did not agree in pursuing military confrontation with the colonists. By July 2d, British forces began to land at Staten Island. On July 6th, word reached New York and Washington that Congress had voted for independence just four days earlier. Immediately, Washington had brigades march onto the commons of the city to have the Declaration of Independence read aloud.
When British soldiers were sent to destroy guns and ammunition that the colonists had stored, they faced stiff resistance from American minutemen and retreated to Boston (Lancaster & Ketchum, 1971) Similarly, during the first half of 1776 the colonies got inspired and shifted their moods towards independence. Several states made it clear that they will give their support into the idea. A motion to declare independence came before congress in June 7, 1776, where it finally got approved as the declaration of independence on July 4, 1776. The declaration of Independence was an important event which gave clear indication to American cause that it had previously lacked and British were never to again. It played a role in convincing foreign powers to help the rebels to overcoming a fear that reconciliation between Great Britain and the colonies could cause any intervention to have unexpected results.
He wrote the “Star Spangled Banner” in September 1814 and it became immediately popular. Amazingly, the song was the product of a humiliation. Francis Scott Key was a veteran of what some dubbed “the Bladensburg Races,” the total collapse of American forces during the British invasion of Washington in August 1814. When the untrained American militia faced the dogged advance by British troops, backed by artillery fire, the Americans broke rank by the hundreds and then by the thousands. They ran as fast as they could, hence the humorous reference to “The Races.” Most simply ran back toward Washington, including Lieutenant Key.