Entering the American Revolutionary War, the colonists possessed a keen desire and aspiration to have and keep their freedom. With determination the chaotic army of America strived toward victory. The British had the powers of money, numbers, and experience, but sometimes seemingly potent advantages have little effect on the determination of free will. Works Cited “American and British Strengths and Weaknesses.” U.S. History Online Textbook, 2011. Web.
This conclusion seemed to contradict every presumption about Great Britain’s imperial power. In all other conflicts, the British seemed to win decisively but the problem in the American Revolution lies with Britain underestimating the colonists. The British were blind to America’s symbolic presence as an end to an imperial structure. France and Spain aided the colonists in hopes of defeating the tyrannical empire. Britain underestimated George Washington and the Continental Army.
The Americans believed that they had a strong chance of success. The American’s unlike the British, were fighting in their homeland to protect their families, and perhaps more importantly they were fighting a popular war for their independence. The British strategic goal of 1776 was to invade New York with two armies and eventually unite their New York invasion force with British forces based in Cana... ... middle of paper ... ... the resulting stalemate created the conditions for peace, which was negotiated in 1783 by the United States, Britain, France, and Spain. Works Cited Furneaux, R. (1971). The Battle of Saratoga.
The American Revolution is one of the most significant wars in modern history. It was a war in which thirteen colonies fought against the mighty British military in order to become an independent nation. Before the start of the Revolutionary War, the Colonists were dissatisfied with Great Britain and its heavy taxes on the Colonists and sought to negotiate with Great Britain to lower their taxes and give them freedom. However, it soon turned into a Revolutionary War with the American colonies fighting for their independence, while Great Britain sought to keep their control over the American colonies. Several years later, the American colonies fought off the British and formed a new, independent nation, the United States of America.
By 1763, and Britain had successfully expelled their enemies and had become the dominant North American power. The following period would be the turning point towards American independence, for the war that Britain had won came at a high cost. Wiith a national debt that had nearly doubled during the war, Britain looked toward it’s American colonies to alleviate it’s money issues. Although the Revolutionary War is largely considered a political conflict caused by differences in how each nation wanted to govern, there are many underlying reasons why the colonists turned away from the British Empire and became American revolutionaries. Before the war years, the practice of “salutary neglect” by the British, which was the policy of avoiding strict enforcement of parliamentary law in the American colonies, allowed local legislation within the colonies to develop and grow.
These important questions can only be answered by concluding that Great Britain was protecting the colonies in order to continue benefiting from them. The French war occurred because British was merely protecting its resources, but not for the cause of the colonies. The pressure induced on the colonies by the British, pushed the colonies to the road of revolution earlier than they had anticipated. However most people wonder, had the British king accepted the continental congress Olive Branch Petition, could the revolutionary war have been avoided? One would agree that the revolution war was inevitable, although it could have been prolonged for few more years had the king and his government handled the colonies issues in a considerably and reasonable manners.
Not only does he say, . "..America would have flourished as much, and probably much more, had no European power had any thing to do with her", but he also states, "whenever a war breaks out between England and any foreign power, the trade of America goes to ruin, because of her[America] connection w... ... middle of paper ... ...d goal was a government that was elected and not one that had absolute rule. He makes this evident by saying, " An whole Government of our own Choice, managed by Persons whom We love, revere, and can confide in, has charms in it for which Men will fight" (102). Similarly, Thomas Paine also believes in the idea of a lovable government, " Let the assemblies be annual, with a President only. The representation more equal" (96).
Battles that Changed the Outcome The Americans started out as a bunch of uncivilized colonies, but after the revolutionary war, they become a strong country that beat Britain for freedom. On Christmas night General George Washington makes a bold decision to cross the Delaware and ambushed the Hessians. Although risky, Washington brought new life to his rag tag army. General Burgoyne decides that in order to win this war, he needs to cut off New England from the rest of the colonies. Burgoyne’s plan sounded like a good idea to the British, but this action could be argued to be the reason why Britain did not win this war.
Then after the Second Continental Congress on the same day, George Washington, the new... ... middle of paper ... ...nd and stood up to the full might of the British army and caused them severe casualties, the British finally acknowledged them and declared a full-out war. In the beginning, most colonists didn’t want to fight due to this battle, they were ready. They were ready to win the war and gain what they wanted the most; independence and a voice. Works Cited "Battle of Bunker Hill Begins." History.com.
The American Revolutionary War in 1775-1783 was a historic moment in American history as it signaled America’s stand for its freedom from the English monarchy and to retain the rights it has slowly developing upon their stay in the country. Many skirmishes and battles happened throughout the country and it may seem as if the Englishmen had the upper hand due to their superior naval and military capability that may help them win the war. It apparently did not help in this war as the colonists and the Native Americans managed to use their weaknesses against them and win the war and eventually their independence from the English rule. With their independence at hand and the British troops sent back, how exactly did this war go to this conclusion? How did the colonists manage to outsmart and outdo the more advanced and adept English troops in battle?