24 September 2013 How God helped America
The Light and the Glory is about the United States Constitution that has been the longest lasting government in all history. In 1620 the Pilgrims sailed from Holland and set out for America. 10 years later they were followed by the Puritans. The Puritans and the Pilgrims experienced bad incounters which forced their belief on God. There was only a tiny bit to eat and all they had for shelter was log cabin. So they began to learn how to grow and harvest crops which supplied them with alot. As the people grew further away from God there began to be witchcraft and many people with no moral standards. These godly people had forgotten how God had provided for their grandparents. By the 1700s America was in need of a revival. This burden was laid on a man's heart whose name was Jonathan Edwards. Jonathan Edwards a graduate of Yale when he was 17. He began and sustained a revival that changed the ways of american history. They brought America down on her knees before God in repentance. America was truly a new nation. It was about this time that the people of America began to see themselves as one nation not just a handful of independent colonies. The problem was that the Americans were not the only ones who had settled in the new world. They were bordered on the west side by the french and on the south by the spanish. America was far from having enough manpower to take on the French all by themselves.
When King George realized that his prized possession the American colonies was in danger of being taken over by the French he sent troops to push the French American boundary line back into the back of the continent. This turned into an all out war known as the French and Indian War. The beginning of the war favored the French. The British eventually became successful in setting the French-American boundary past the appalachian mountains. Along with the great awakening the French and Indian War would be another turning point in American history cause the colonists now realized that they were capable of building an army. The war also showed future heroes such as George Washington. Most of all it brought the colonies together. Friendships were now beginning to change between the colonies and England. The colonies were now on a bigger spiritual level than England. King george again realized that his prize possession was in danger of being lost. But this time it was the colonists themselves that were the threat. To stop the growing rebellion in America George appointed a new prime minister George Grenville. Grenville decided to tighten Englands control of the colonial settlement past the Appalachian Mountains. He also laid new taxes on the colonists that violated their rights because the colonists had no representatives in the English parliament. William Pitt and Edmund Burke were two men in the English parliament who encouraged Grenville to lift the tariffs and taxes. When Grenville arrogantly refused to lift any of the tariffs or taxes it was one of the most costly mistakes he would ever make. Burdensome taxes were enraging the colonists. In Boston Massachusetts the anger that the colonists had against England was beginning to turn into hatred. There was always conflict between the colonists and the soldiers but on March 5,1770 the conflict turned into something much more worse. Children began throwing snowballs at some british soldiers standing in the street. Soon adults joined in that were carrying pitch forks and other farm-tools. As the soldiers became angry someone yelled fire and the soldiers fired into the crowd killing five colonists. This conflict is known as the Boston Massacre. When George Grenville heard of the tragedy in Boston he repealed all of the taxes and tariffs except a tax on tea. England later closed Bostons port because some the colonists threw a shipload of tea into the Boston harbor so that they would not