Events and People that Shaped History Essay

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Numerous events and people have played a great part in shaping this country of ours into what it is today, the United States of America. Choosing such events or people to talk about is no easy task since there are so many that play a key role in how this country was founded, but the three different ones that will be covered in this paper are George Washington, the Revolutionary War, and finally the Civil War.
One influential person that helped us found this nation was George Washington, Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Virginia; he was the first President of the United States of America. Being commander-in-chief of the Continental Army is not really what he is known for but it is important in how he was influential. He was
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The Revolutionary war was started in 1775 by the colonies rebelling against the British for the taxes and regulations they were forcing on them. The thirteen colonies decided they did not want to pay the taxes that the King was putting on them so they came together to fight the British with the help of a leader, George Washington. The war went on for eight years and many battles occurred in this war most of them Washington lost except for the important ones that helped us to finally win the war against the British. The constitution of the United States is a very important piece that came as a result of the Revolutionary war, and the document is still used in our system of government today; it outlines how our government should function and what rules they must follow and what freedoms we as Americans can have, which include freedom of speech. So the main significance of the Revolutionary war was that it paved the way to create a nation that is not governed by kings, queens, or even emperors but instead governed by a representative government for everyone so they can have a voice and be heard with the ability to have freedom of speech and representation in government.
Finally the Civil war, this war started because of the 1860 Presidential election between Abraham Lincoln, John C. Breckinridge, John bell, and Stephen A. Douglas. Many people in the south believed that Lincoln was a radical abolitionist and that he was going to end slavery in the south, so
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