The Revolutionary War began April 19, 1775 with the Battle of Lexington and Concord. British troops devised a plan to march from Boston to Concord to launch a surprise attack on a hidden ammunition storage, however when they arrived to Lexington they were met by armed militiamen. During this confrontation a single shot was fired, which to this day is still unknown by who. That single shot was then followed by more firing leaving eight dead and 10 wounded. 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.
The Revolutionary War is also known as the American Revolution and the U.S War of Independence. The war was between Britain and the 13 American colonies. When the British and colonists fought together in the seven years war against the French they were deeply in debt. Due to the debt the British began taxing the colonists to get out of debt. After being under British control the people of the 13 colonies of America became frustrated with the taxes Britain forced and thought it was unfair for them to have to pay tax on products they produced themselves such as tea and stamps. That was just the beginning of the colonist’s problems. After the original taxing in 1764 the British passed the Quartering act that made colonist house British troops in the northern part of what was to be America. This outraged the colonists even more. Then they passed the Townshend accts which placed tax on imports to the U.S and then the Coercive acts after the Boston tea party happened, which enraged the British. With the absence of representation in the British Parliament of Britain being able to tax colonists, which is where “no taxation without representation” came from, they‘d had enough. Troops from England became coming over to America to enforce the taxes more and the colonists became very offended in their way of physically enforcing. Colonists began opposing the British government and were known as patriots, fighting for their freedom from Britain. The Colonists wanted their own country at this point and that is when they decided to fight for it. It all began on April 19th, 1775 in Lexington, Massachusetts where the first battle took place. This would be the first battle of many in the colonists fighting for their freedom. George Washington, a Virginia raised man was chosen by congress to lead the colonial forces into battle as the commander in chief.
The American Revolution was fought in the late 1700s between Great Britain and American Colonies over their right for independence. The Colonists took advantage of fighting in a well-known region and were driven by their longing for independence. Their most important move was their much needed alliance with France. At first France only supplied little things such as money, munitions, tents and uniforms until later Benjamin Franklin, spent a great deal of time in France persuading King Louis XIV to obligate itself completely to America. Not only did the French aid the American colonies with supplies but also by engaging with Britain In other areas of the world. The American colonies knew they would need extra aid to fight against the British.
The American Revolutionary was only the middle of American History. The Revolutionary war began way before America’s major involvement when the British Government gained power. The war paved the way to the way we fight wars today due to the mistakes that the British made in their fight that eventually caused them to lose the war against the British Colonies. Many tax oppositions were made, many wars were fought, but in the end the British Colonies became the beginning of a new revolution that we now know as the United States of America.
The Revolutionary War The Revolutionary War started on April 19, 1775 at Lexington and Concord. America was very much unprepared with no central government or army. The congress stepped up as the government and began to organize an army.
There were many events that took place in the 1760’s and 1770’s that led to the Revolutionary war. During these years the British did many things that upset the colonists. These upset colonists would eventually get sick of all the British ways and fight for their freedom.
This was the beginning of the American Revolutionary War, in it's major points. Both Britain and the American Colonies had their faults in this matter, however most of the problem resided in the fact that the colonies' perceptions of the British actions were not the reality of the British actions. Therefore in fighting these actions the American Colonies eventual lead themselves to the signing of the Declaration of Independence and into the American Revolutionary War.
The American Revolution was an essential and detrimental part in helping shape America into the country we live in today. This helped us gain the certain unalienable rights that we are accustomed to. The war took place from 1775 and 1783. This war was a fight between the colonies and the mother land of Great Britain. The war was an essential part in forming America as we know it today. Other key factors that helped mold America were Political Independence , Social Equality, Women’s rights and slavery. These factors played a key role in forming America as we know it .
The Revolutionary War was the war that created our nation. Our founding fathers had come to this land to start anew. To make a land not ruled by tyrants. As the British tried to stop them and keep them from creating their own nation of freedom, the Americans would not stand for it. After coming over to America to distance themselves from Britain, the British just kept getting involved in the colonies, and taxing them ridiculously. The colonists had had enough, and soon the Revolutionary War began. This war lasted from 1775-1783. The odds were against the colonists in this war. They had little money for supplies, and they were going up against the country with the greatest navy. However, with great leaders, a knowledge of the land, foreign aid, and a very strong motivation to keep their new land. With many battles, and a lot of death and sacrifice from our forefathers, we eventually pulled out with a win. Many men had given all they had to create a better future for America. This war was the start of American freedom.
The American Revolution was all about freedom versus money and a successful rebellion against Britain. (Lecture, Sp 2014) The American Revolution was the first modern Revolution war that took place in history. It was fought between Great Britain and the 13 Colonies that eventually led to the nation the United States. Many issues built up that resulted in war and some of them where the Stamp Act, The Boston Massacre, and Boston Tea Party.