The American Revolution
Paul Revere is a well-known revolutionary war hero. He was a silversmith and engraver, as well as a patriot. He is most well known for warning the patriots of an impending British attack, and saving many lives.
Prime Minister Grenville
George Grenville was a Whig statesman. He reached the position of Prime Minister during the 1700s, and played a large role in the Revolution. He was the man who proposed the Stamp Act, and this understandably made the colonists angry.
Crispus Attucks was the first person to be killed in the Boston Massacre, and considered the first American killed in the war. He was a native american slave, and an icon of the 18th century anti-slavery movement. He is considered a martyr, and was used as a symbol for the 19th century anti-slavery movement.
The stamp act was an act by the British Parliament that forced Americans to buy stamps for every piece of paper they used. The Americans found this extremely unfair, and called for it to be repealed. It was eventually repealed.
The Navigation Acts
The Navigation Acts were a sort of protection for the British. It ensured that they had a monopoly on all trade in the colonies, that only British ships could import and export goods, and it made it easier for the British to tax the colonies.
Proclamation of 1763
The Proclamation of 1763 was an act that made sure that Colonists wouldn't settle or stray west of the Appalachian Mountains. This was to ensure that Colonists and Native Americans wouldn't kill each other.
No Taxation Without Representation
The slogan No Taxation Without Representation was a slogan born in the late 1750s that expressed why many Americans felt that the crown was abusing its power. It was a clear way of sending a message: The Colonies won't be taxed without their say any longer. They are a part of a nation far away, and they should be able to decide what they tax.
What differences between America and Britain could have affected the war?
- For one, the British troops had to wait months for extra food and orders. This could complicate things when a situation was rapidly developing or if soldiers were starving.
- With that point, the Americans were short on funds. they could barely afford food and clothes for their soldiers, so when it came, there wasn't much even though it was instantly there.
-For our third example, there is the loyalty factor. Many Americans were for the war and separating from Britain, while many British were against the war in itself, not just because they would lose America. They were against the fighting, period, and the Americans had a much better reason for fighting. They were fighting for their freedom.
The Battle of Saratoga was a turning point in the war. Why?
The Battle of Saratoga was a turning point for the Americans because while Burgoyne's army was way smaller than the American army but Burgoyne still ordered his troops to fight. The Americans kept on beating up on Burgoyne's army and on October 17, 1777 Burgoyne's army surrendered. Before the fight of Battle of Saratoga everyone was thinking that the Americans where weak and hopeless. Now people think that the Americans have a chance against the British. What also helped the Americans was that they had a ally with the French. The French helped the Americans by supporting the Americans with gunpowder and troops and weapons.
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