Suspicions of the Indians remained, and in 1671, the colonists questioned Philip, fined him and demanded that the Wampanoag surrender their arms, which they did. War Flames Are Ignited In January 1675, the Indian John Sassamon died at Assawampsett Pond, about 15 miles north of present-day New Bedford. Sassamon was literate and a Christian convert. He may have been acting as an informer to the English and was murdered, probably at Philip’s instigation. Increase Mather, writing after the war, suggested he was killed “out of hatred for him for his Religion, for he was Christianized, and baptiz’d, and was a Preacher amongst the Indians...and was wont to curb those Indians that knew not God on the account of their debauchereyes” (1) Events moved quickly, and on June 8 Sassamon's alleged murderers were tried and executed at Plymouth.
The American Revolution was the time the thirteen colonies fought for their independence from Britain. The revolution occurred from the aftermath of numerous events, including the Boston Massacre. The Boston Massacre was thought out as a propaganda event for colonialist, to aid for more support in the cause for the American Revolution. The tenacity for Britain to keep ahold their colonists loosened and like a rubber band, tensions within the two groups snapped. British soldiers were sent to Boston and fired upon the Boston mob, leaving five men dead after the end of the chaos.
The French became irritated with England and started to look for revenge. They got their chance at the start of the Revolutionary War, thirteen years later. The French became allies with the American colonists again... ... middle of paper ... ...s Native Americans and Katniss dressing as if she is on fire or the rebellion symbol of the mockingjay sends a clear message that they are fighting for freedom and independence. Both the American citizens and the characters of Panem went through long and treacherous journeys, but finally achieved their independence. The strength of the people united with the mentality of freedom proved stronger than England’s power.
The Stamp Act was passed as a means to pay for British troops on the American frontier. The colonists were the ones paying for the troops and they violently protested the Act. 1766- The Stamp Act is repealed. 1768- British troops arrive in Boston to enforce laws. 1770- Four workers are shot by British troops stationed in Boston.
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Incensed by this act, the Native Americans in June, 1675, made a sudden raid on the border settlement of Swansea. Other raids followed; towns were burned and many whites-men, women, and children-were slain. Unable to draw the Native Americans into a major battle, the colonists resorted to similar methods of warfare in retaliation and antagonized other tribes. The Wampanoag were joined by the Nipmuck and by the Narragansett (after the latter were attacked by the colonists), and soon all the New England colonies were involved in the war. Philip's cause began to decline after he made a long journey west in an unsuccessful attempt to secure aid from the Mohawk.
Virginia claimed ownership of Ohio, and Governor Dinwiddie hoped to prevent the French from founding their permanent post there. However, the militia group was too late, for the French were already constructing Fort Duquesne at the strategic point where the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers meet. George Washington was twenty-two and commanded the Virginian militia who attacked a French detachment and eventually surrendered after a day-long battle during which more than one-third of his men were killed or wounded. Washington had made a huge mistake that would eventually set of a war that would encompass nearly the entire world. “America, mayest well rejoice, the Children of New England may be glad and triumph” (Doc.
Colonists reacted to the Townshend acts by boycotting all British goods until they repealed the act. When the act was repealed only tea wa... ... middle of paper ... ...begun. In seventeen seventy- five, the revolution had begun with Lexington and Concord being the starting place serving as the first of many battles. Thomas Paine aided to the war with his pamphlet Common Sense firing up colonists to join the revolution in seventeen eighty-six. The colonists fought hard to earn their victorious freedom behind General George Washington against the red coated British.
After regrouping the British then continued their march to Concord destroying whatever ammunition was present on the way. At Concord’s North Bridge another fire fight erupted between the British and Colonist, leaving two Americans and three British dead. As the British began their return back to Boston they were expectantly attacked from all angles by minutemen who had been hiding and waiting for the moment; the British being slaughtered then retreated, this battle became the first battle of the Revolutionary War. There were many events that lead to the Revolutionary War, the first being The French and Indian War. The French and Indian war begin in 1756, this war was between England and France for colonial domination in North America.