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American Revolutionary War

The American Revolutionary War The American Revolutionary War was a very important war. This war allowed the English colonies to gain independence from the country Britain. The war established an independent country which is now called the United States of America. Events leading to the war helped our nation form a new government , a new army, and the idea that if a government did not serve the people well, then that government could be put away and a new government...

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The American Revolution (The Revolutionary War)

overnight. It happened over the course of hundreds of years. America was, and still is, a nation of those who fought for what they believed in, and it all began in the prime of its independence. Between the years 1754, which gave us the French and Indian War, and 1774, when the first Continental Congress Meeting was held, America slowly but surely took its rightful place as the just leaders of the lands from sea to shining sea. It's independence did not come easily, and many men died for its fortification...

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Cause of American Revolutionary War

The American Revolutionary War was caused from the political issues between the "mother country", Great Britain, and its "children", the American colonies. Most of the Americans initially didn't want to completely separate from England but wanted to compromise and regain the rights that Parliament had taken away. England made war unavoidable with its unwillingness to negotiate, heavy taxation of the colonists that violated their rights, and strict trading policies. The English hardly every interfered...

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American Greatness in the Revolutionary War

American Greatness in the Revolutionary War Battle of Lexington and Concord The Battle of Lexington and Concord took place on the 18th of April, 1775. British plans were discovered to send 700 soldiers to Concord, a town outside of Boston. Their plans were to destroy guns and ammunition that were being stored in the town. They were also planning to arrest Samuel Adams and John Hancock, who were two of the leaders of the patriot movement. The Americans were warned of the assault of the British...

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American Revolutionary War

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...

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American Revolutionary War and Its Struggles

set forth by sailing west to get to Asia. Spain, England and France all looked for trade routes to Asia. Columbus suggested crossing the Atlantic believing he would hit Asia, not knowing that there would be a country in his way. Every country was at “war” claiming land and trying to colonize. A numbering amount of men died and neglected their expedition by living with other tribes and taking some for wives. Juan Ponce de Leon in 1513 discovered Florida and was later met by a southern Indian tribe...

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American Revolutionary War and British Troops

and Concord: The first battle of the Revolutionary War, fought in Massachusetts on April 19, 1775. British troops had moved from Boston toward Lexington and Concord to seize the colonists' military supplies and arrest revolutionaries. In Concord, advancing British troops met resistance from the Minutemen, and American volunteers harassed the retreating British troops along the Concord-Lexington Road. Paul Revere, on his famous ride, had first alerted the Americans to the British movement. 2. Boston/...

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Reasons That Led To The American Revolutionary War

The American Revolutionary War was fought and won by the Colonists because of an idea. The idea was freedom. There are many reasons why freedom became a pertinent idea to the colonists and in this paper I shall discuss what events lead up to this idea. I shall examine the British theory of mercantilism, the French-Indian War, and many of the acts that Great Britain sought to make the Colonists to abide by. Through these three events, the idea of freedom blossomed within many Colonists' thoughts,...

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The Participation of African American in the Revolutionary War

History 2061 October 7, 2012 The Participation of African American in the Revolutionary War The Declaration of Independence embodied the dogma of those American colonists who were in favor of the American Revolution (1775-1783). Written by the Continental Congress, this document boldly endorsed and demanded “certain unalienable Rights”. Among these rights were “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”, which the Continental Congress considered to be explicitly necessary for “all men”. Based...

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Important American Victories in the Revolutionary War

Julie Peloquin US I Midterm question 3 10/23/14 The American Revolutionary War took place between 1775 and 1783, and in that time there were many battles and skirmishes between the British, Continental Army, and eventually French forces. It's difficult to point at any one engagement and declare it to be the turning point of the war, but there were a number of victories for the American forces that proved to be vital to their overall success. Among these are the fortification of Dorchester Heights...

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