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Sara Lee 11/9/2013

Class; Problems and methods in American history

American Revolution
The American revolution began in 1775 by 1783 the colonies
had won their independence. The American revolution was a
politiical uprising during the 18th century. Thirteen colonies in North America came together to get away from the British
ruling North America. North America rejected the British
ruling , but the British would not accept that. The British sent troops to reestablish control. The British government
was thousands of miles away , yet they had control over the Americans. The Americans were suffering because of that.
Causes of the American revolution were that Americans
wanted absolute freedom. The proclamation of 1763 was
forbidding colonists from purchasing land. The British
taxed people and controlled movement of colonials
passed the Allaghanees mountains. The war began as a

disagreement how British were treating the thirteen
colonies. Americans felt they deserved the same rights as
the British men. We are entitled to freedom. There was the
Sugar Actof 1764 it was placed by British on colonial trade for the foreign wine, coffee, and textiles. It restricted
economic opportunity.
In 1773 parliament passed the Tea Act, it allowed
East India to sell tea directly to American distributors. Minus the wholesalers profit, which made tea cheaper. The Boston
colonists were outraged. They dressed as Indians and
dumped 342 canisters of British tea into the Boston Harbor. The British government were fuming they closed the Boston
Harbor to trade.
On July 2, the continental congress approved “that
these united colonists are, and of right ought to be, free
and independent”. In 1776 the congress wrote the
Declaration of Independence.
The American revolution was the result of the social,
political, American society, and governments way of
thinking.
George Washington forced out the British in 1776.
The British came back with massive armies, they returned
to fight the summer of 1776. The British forcefully returned to New York. They demanded a cease of the declaration of
indepence, which of course was refused. Washington was
repeatedly defeated by the British. Washington was in
despair, as he watched his troops disappear. His army
had no shoes, no uniforms, badly armed, and hardly any food
except for tea and sugar.
In March 1777 George Washington moved his troops
from Brooklyn to Manhattan. There was a new enthusiasm
new enlistees were coming to Valley Forge. It was important to train the old soldiers and get new recruits. In 1777
Baron Von Steuben was sent to America to help Washington
build a strong, powerful army that the British could not
stand up to. Von Steuben was born into a family that
created soldier of merit. Von Steuben was a soldier from the age of 14. He volunteered to improve quality and serve in
the American army. Von Steuben trained the men in the
harshest coldest winters. He trained soldiers until they
obeyed his commands. To obey without question. Von
Steuben trained the army in a European military manner.
The soldiers were realizing that they were improving. He
Had a training ability training the soldiers in martial
discipline. Von Steuben was always confident going into
battle that increased their discipline. Von Steuben and
George Washington’s army won the Revolutionary war.

Ideaologists-
John Locke was an ideaologist , he was an English
philosopher. Locke’s ideas greatly influenced the political thinking behind the revolution. John Locke believes that the human beings are born basically good. Locke believes
that people are shaped by their environment. Locke favored
democracy. All people deserve human equality ‘ life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”.
Thomas Hobbes was an ideologist. He was an English
philosopher. Hobbes favored dictatorship. Hobbes disagreed
with Locke. Hobbes believed Humans are born selfish.
Society is entitled to safety. The purpose of government is to keep society safe.

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