The American Revolution : The United States

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Ivette Hernandez
December 5, 2015
History 8A

The American Revolution

The United States of America has gone through a series of unimaginable events and drastic occurrences to become the powerful nation it is today. Many of these events have shaped the United States, and I think a key factor in how the United States works today resulted from the American Revolution. The American Revolution did not just affect North America, but also the world when it brought a strong superpower into the image. Although such an important event had to have its limits, the results from the American Revolution destroyed them, creating a government and system in which we still use today. Such a significant event in our country’s history should not only be
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Although Britain was pleased with their victories, the Ohio River Valley and the Great Lakes region kept the tension building. In response, the French built three forts to oversee and make sure the British did not enter the Ohio River Valley, in which the British responded with a gathering. The British knew they were not as organized or experienced as the French, so in 1754, seven colonies sent delegates to New York to discuss their alliance with a tribe of American Indians, the Iroquois League. While the Albany Plan of Union was sent for ratification, the French and the British strived to build forts along the Ohio River. The French usually won all the battles that resulted from these forts, but in 1754, when the French captured Washington and his men, the British declared war against the French. In the beginning, the war was not going well for the British, but they managed to pull through and capture plenty of vital French forts and cities. Great Britain and France finally signed a Treaty of Paris in 1763. This treaty gave Britain Canada, the French lands east of the Mississippi River, and Florida, while Spain (which was allied with France) received Louisiana. After the French and Indian War, the British began settling in the fertile lands of the Ohio River Valley. However, the American Indians had already lived in the Ohio River Valley for centuries and they were not ready to surrender their homelands. These Indian
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