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Event 1. The discovery of America. America was discovered (for Europe) in 1492. It was “discovered” by a man by the name of Christopher Columbus. He had a crazy theory that the world was round. He told the king of Europe about his theory and said if he funded an expedition for Christopher he would sail around the whole world and find the quickest route to Asia. But the king said no, so he proposed the same idea to Spain and they agreed. So he set off to sail around the world! After many months they finally found land. But it was not Asia, it was a new land. But they did not find out until after they landed and realized it wasn't Asia This event was important because if this never happened, I would not be writing a report about top five events …show more content…
The Boston Massacre. On 1770, March 5th, Boston, people were mad Europe refused to leave them be and stayed in control. As a plus a couple years before 1770, the king of Europe placed a law or act called the stamp act. This act stated that most items bought at market will have to have stamps and extra tax to purchase. This outraged the colonists and the started to revolt. On the mentioned date, there was a big mob of people sharing their ‘statements’ about the matter and unlucky for some British soldiers happened to be in the area. The colonists started threatening the soldiers and throwing rocks at them. Some even had weapons. They were holding off the mob and out of nowhere one gunshot was fired. The rest panicked and started firing as well. 12 were dead and 4 injured and the mob fled. But the worst thing that could have happened to Europe did, the press picked up on the matter. The press made them look like monsters and that it was an attempt to scare everybody in North America into submission. This event was important because with more people convinced that the British should not control us and had many people join the patriots and militia to take …show more content…
The Battle of Yorktown. This is the battle that ended the revolutionary war in 1781. General George Washington led an 17,000 man army made up of continental and French troops. The Americans were assisted by French Fleet lead by Francois. While a British General by the name of Lord Charles Cornwallis leading a British army of 9,000 held up in Yorktown. They attacked together and defeated the British by September 28th. The British were not able to flee because to french fleet surrounded Yorktown. So the British only option besides death, was to surrender. This was an important because this battle was the one that made the British surrender and signed a

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