The Declaration of independence is seen as a document that set up the new nation of the United States. Fourth of July 1776 is a date accepted by the continental Congress to be celebrated each year in the U.S. How did this day come about was one of the greatest change in America history. Many countries have wars that affect them in many ways and bring about changes. The outcome however is different for every country. A war that created a big impact on the United States of America was the revolutionary war. The revolutionary war had a purpose which was to drive away from British control and move towards independence. Americans were under the control of the British and their power. The British were in great depth and took advantage by taxing the Americans and having them provide housing for the British troops out of their own pockets. Some of the taxes given to the Americans were the sugar act of 1764, tea act of 1773, and town shed act of 1767. All the taxes made the Americans frustrated and unpleased. The American citizens started protesting against the British laws and doing whatever they could to not follow them. They started a rebellion in Boston, known as the Boston Tea Party, where they snuck into a ship and dumped boxes and boxes of tea overboard in to the harbor. They also were producing letters and newspapers expressing the unfairness of the British actions towards the Americans. All this was enough for them and slowly they found it necessary to become independent of the Great Britain and earn respect. Thomas Paine had written a pamphlet called Common Sense and provided a thoughtful set of reasons on why they should seek for independence. This step lead to another , the congress ordered a committee to write a formal document on why they seek for their freedom and independence from the Great Britain. The document was
The Declaration of Independence: a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. John Adams had put forth a resolution earlier in the year, making a subsequent formal declaration inevitable. A committee was assembled to draft the formal declaration, to be ready when congress voted on independence. Adams persuaded…
American Revolutionary War
The American Revolution started the way that so many wars do, people were being treated unequally and wanted to gain their freedom from such biased and unequal treatment. The colonist of America were quite outraged at the taxes they were being forced to pay such as the Stamp Act of 1765, the Townshend Tariff of 1767, and the Tea Act of 1773. “A continual source of tension was the taxes levied by the British government on the colonists”1 They were fine with paying the taxes…
Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important documents in American history. Thomas Jefferson wrote the first draft and then made revisions suggested by John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and others. Because the declaration addressed a worldwide audience, its language was made simple and direct so people everywhere would understand and sympathize with the colonists’ cause. The text borrowed phrases from the influential writings of English philosopher John Locke…
could not sign the Constitution because he was fighting in the Revolutionary War at the time it was drafted.
7. The Great Compromise
A. settled the question on how the president would be elected with the Electoral College
B. allowed the President to veto laws passed by Congress
C. allowed the creation of the Judicial Branch
D. allowed the states to have equal representation in the Senate, and House representation based on state population.
E. All of the above
8. The Articles of Confederation…
Compact. He was the first governor of Plymouth Colony.
20. William Bradford – William Bradford was an English Separatist leader. He served as Plymouth Colony’s governor for 30 years. He is noted to have started what is now Thanksgiving in the United States.
21. Massachusetts Bay Colony – The Massachusetts Bay Colony was an English settlement on the East Coast of North America in the 17th century, in New England.
22. Puritans – Puritans were a group of English Protestants in the 16th and 17th centuries…
Important Event: Declaration of Independence
An important movement in history, involving delicate wording and politics, was the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. This one small paper led to a cascade of events that included a country being founded that has thrived for centuries. Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, but before it being adopted and signed it was edited by Congress. There were many variations spread out but all were based off that same signed…
The Revolutionary War
May 19, 2013
The Revolutionary War
I. The Declaration of Independence
A. Congress declares Independence, July 2, 1776
B. Congress adopts The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776
II. Gen. George Washington crosses the Delaware River
A. Attacked hessian troops on December 26, 1776
B. Attack was done in such a manner that it set the stage for subsequent victories
III. The Flag Resolution
A. Betsy Ross…
American Revolutionary War
George Washington - Revolutionary war hero and Patriot leader, he served as a representative to the Continental Congresses, commanded the Continental Army, and was unanimously elected to two terms as president of the United States
“Taking a Stand”
Common Sense and Thomas Paine - a 47 page pamphlet published in January 1776 that argued separation from great Britain / American political philosopher and author, he argued an immediate declaration of independence from…
Benjamin Franklin was a very important figure in American history.
He accomplished many things during his lifetime. For example, he served as the first United States Ambassador to France and was the governor of Pennsylvania from 1785 to 1788. Most importantly, he was one of the Founding Fathers of our country.
As a child, Franklin gave up school and started working full time at the age of 10 at his father's printing business.
When Franklin was eight, he attended grammar school. He left school…
The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), the American War of Independence, or simply the Revolutionary War in the United States, began as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Thirteen Colonies, but gradually grew into a world war between Britain on one side and the newly formed United States, France, Netherlands and Spain on the other. The main result was an American victory and European recognition of the independence of the United States, with mixed results for the other powers…