The topic of revolution is extremely subjective. What may appear as an insurrection to some might not be as extreme to others. When talking about the American Revolutionary War, however, the answer is clear. While the War certainly brought about change within the United States, it wasn’t necessarily very revolutionary. The most important aspects of the colonies, such as ideas about government, various types of societal equality, slavery and freed blacks, and the rights of women remained for the most part, unaffected.
The American Revolutionary War was a long hard fought war that lasted about 8 years. Many Countries were involved in the war, such as The United States, France, Great Britain, Spain, and The Dutch Republic. Not all countries actually fought but they provided either side with weapons and supplies to help them have a greater chance of winning the war. More than 70,000 people were killed during the great American Revolutionary War. The Americans were tired of the loyalist British taking advantage of them. They were tired of the new taxes that kept being created by the British. The Americans were tired of being pushed around, so they decided to do something about it. High Tensions eventually got between the two countries and they began to start a war, which was known as The American Revolutionary War. Before the war began, a great man implied, “One of the most essential branches of English liberty is the freedoms of one’s house, a man’s house is his castle”, informing everyone that the colonies should be freed from British control (Otis). The American Revolutionary war was a war started, so the 13 colonies of America could gain there independence from Great Britain. Thousands of soldiers were killed while many others were severely wounded. The American Revolutionary war was one of the greatest wars in American history, because it had many great battles, was led by some of the greatest leaders, and got the 13 colonies independence from Great Britain.
We all live in peace today thinking ‘there will never be any wars in this age’ sure there may or may not be but back in the day there was a bunch of wars the Vietnam War , Civil War, the Gullah War. but the one i am going to be talking about today is the American Revolutionary War and how blacks immigrants and women took a huge part in this war. But in order for this war to have happened let me take you back to 1754 and 1763 when the british had helped the 13 Colonies win the french and indian wars but a little after during that the british lost a lot of money supporting them. But they needed another way to make more money so they started to tax them by passing all these acts. During 1765 in march they passed the Stamp Act which any printed
“The Need for Virtue” from the book The American Revolution: A History by Gordon Wood, explains that the states, newly separated from England, cannot have a monarchical government because that is what they despised about their previous homeland. What holds this together is obedience to the king. What holds a republic together is the virtue of the people.
In the year 1676, colonists of Jamestown rose up and rebelled against their governor, Sir William Berkeley, following the slaughter of several hundred colonists by the Native Americans. Their leader, Nathaniel Bacon, claimed that he was fighting for the colonists best interests because it was his duty to protect them. Following Bacon 's lead, the rebellion began attacking all Native Americans, both hostile and peaceful. Was Bacon a hero for attempting to protect the colonists, and putting a stop to the attacks from the Native Americans? Or a traitor for attacking innocent people, and trying to take Jamestown from Berkeley and the other colonists? While Bacon claimed his actions were for the protection of the colonists, they do not justify his actions. Bacon attacked many peaceful tribes of Native Americans, and in doing so he put many colonists in danger. And Berkeley was not any better considering he was willing to sit back and watch it all unfold.
The Revolutionary War, America’s conflict with Great Britain, the most powerful country in the world at the time, resulted in the independence of the United States of America. Through a war that lasted just over eight years, a relatively small country, which was actually a largely oversized settlement connected by roads, villages, towns, and cities before they won the war, was able to defeat the British with the help of France along the way. The war was caused by the rebellious reactions of the colonists to the taxes and acts that King George III had put into place to pay for the cost of the French and Indian War. The colonists were angered because of the taxes they were forced to pay for a war that was not theirs. The Revolutionary War proved
The Revolutionary War, from April 1775 - September 3, 1783. The war of freedom, Great Britain vs the 13 colonies. But how did it happen? What were the conflicts that started the Revolutionary war? All the Acts and the colonies not wanting to be treated like children any more. This was how the Colonies became their own.
The Revolutionary War had impacts on all of the states and colonies as well as England and the British. Although many things had to come in play before the war came to an end. Also all of these events impacted everything as whole, even the smallest skirmishes and battles. Things like economy changed as well as things in political or social standpoints. In the end of the war everyone was changed whether it was for better or for worse. In the state of North Carolina lots of changes were made to make it the way it is now. Without some battles, documents or even small things like rants or riots the war would not have ended or changed the way it did.
The outcomes of the Revolutionary war paved the way towards an expansion of territory sought out to respect civil liberties by outlawing slavery , reforming the education platform and is considered one of the most important legislative acts of the confederation congress. Thomas Jefferson was a key player as he created a vision with an empire based on principles novel at the time. On July 13, 1787 the Northwest Ordinance came into place, a new legislation which expanded the original 13 states westward not only acquiring land, but provided a framework for educational organization and political incorporation in the new territories.
The slaves sided with the British because they wanted their freedom. They didn’t wanted to side with the North America colonies because the colonies wanted to keep them as slaves. The Revolutionary war was a war for Independence. African Americans knew if the British won the war, it was a chance at them being freed. The fact that the colonists had to pay for the Seven Years War, which was fought on their behalf. The fact that the Brits wouldn’t let American settlers and landowners into the Ohio River Valley and finally the fact that the French threat to the American colonies was no more so the colonists no longer needed Britain
A motivating force behind the revolution was the American embrace of a political ideology called "republicanism", which was dominant in the colonies by 1775. The "country party" in Britain, whose critique of British government emphasized that corruption was to be feared, influenced American politicians. The commitment of most Americans to republican values and to their rights, helped bring about the American Revolution, as Britain was increasingly seen as hopelessly corrupt and hostile to American interests; it seemed to threaten to the established liberties that Americans enjoyed. The greatest threat to liberty was depicted as corruption. The colonists associated it with luxury and, especially, inherited aristocracy, which they condemned.
In his narrative Redcoats and Rebels: The American Revolution Through British Eyes, Christopher Hibbert portrays the sequence of events that happened in the American revolution from a British perspective. The author’s main idea in this narrative is to demonstrate the war from a different point of view and to emphasize the narratives from a British audience. Mr. Hibbert’s subject in this matter of the book, illustrates the life of the American people and the British loyalist representing both sides of the war. The author’s main purpose for writing this book was to not only show how the Americans won the war, but to also show the British defeat in their battle against the colonist from their standpoint. The memorandum that Mr. Hibbert displays in this narrative is the life of the British loyalist and how they viewed their loss of the war from their own perspective instead of an American viewpoint. The reason being is because, as students we have only been taught from of an American standpoint of the battle being won, and never from the British approach of losing the American Revolution and how it came about in doing so.
The American Revolution was a war that happened between 1775-1783 where the 13 colonies in America gained independence from Great Britain and became the United States of America. Over time there have been several different historical interpretations about the causes of the American Revolution. Many of these interpretations lack evidence or provide a very one sided claim. The best explanation for the causes of the American Revolution out of the 5 passages provided is “A Democratic Movement” written by Robert Brown because it had the most historical evidence to back the explanation.
The Revolutionary War started on April 19, 1775 at Lexington and Concord. America was very much unprepared with no central government or army. The congress stepped up as the government and began to organize an army. The Revolutionary War did not end until September 3, 1783 with the signing of the final peace treaty between America and Great Britain. The victory in the Revolution War led to the birth of a new independent nation.