The Battle of Gravelines resulted in an uneasy English victory and weakened Spanish fleet, but few Spanish ships continued to sail near English waters. However, a series of violent storms put to rest any attempts of a Spanish invasion of England. The Armada returned to Spain in defeat; England began its reign of world supremacy. The waning authority and supremacy of the Spanish Empire was not an immediate action following the defeat of the Armada. The English and Spanish were involved in further combat, particularly on the Iberian Peninsula.
Even with the Articles of Confederation established, many things were still unethical and people felt that the new government was no better then the government they condemned. In time the fight for independence would change many things however the "Revolution" of the new government was a slow process. Some aspects of Parliament remained leaving speculation to whether or not this was a revolution at all. Shortly after the Treaty of Paris, many colonists began to express their reactions to Britain and the fight for independence. Some agreed with earlier English Whig journalists who stated ."..
While the people living in Great Britain were subjects of the king, the colonists were not treated as such, and were given many unfair taxes, all without government representation in England. The Magna Carta wrote that this was not allowed, and the colonists demanded to be treated fairly. They were treated worse and worse, and at last, it was too much, so Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. John Locke’s ideas, which were that everyone had natural rights of life, liberty, and property, were put in the Declaration. Also, Charles Louis ... ... middle of paper ... ...mely violent before the radicals assumed the leadership positions, and afterwards, it got even more bloody.
British Colonies in North America Despite their staggering differences economically, politically, and culturally, the British colonies of North America managed to pull together to resist the British policies that were threatening their ways of life. Each of the colonies struggled to inhabit and thrive in a new land; disease, Native American raids, and lack of knowledge about growing crops were a few things that stood in their way. After powering through years of hardship and labor, losing loved ones, colonies failing, and struggling to survive, the colonies finally got on their feet and began to grow from the foundations they had established. Economically, the colonies were not similar; in fact, they had all built upon completely different resources depending on the fertility of the land. The English government made moving to the “New World” sound like an adventure and a second chance at life and this attracted many English colonists.
Naming yourself a great leader isn't the same as establishing the respect of a great leader from the people you rule, for example, Queen Nzinga was able to rule sufficiently and protect her kingdom from, slavery, constant wars, famine, and bankruptcy, whereas Louis XIV, although creating a new society failed at providing such fortifications. In 1663, when Louis XIII had passed away, five year old Louis XIV had to take up the throne, and although he made immature and unreasonable decisions, he later made his mind up to make a more centralized state. For this reason there were constant wars with foreign countries and domestic civil strife. Louis XIV’s most acknowledged decision was the employing of John Baptiste Colbert as Minister of Finance, under whom the French economy flourished, hence creating a centralized and fortified state for the first half of his reign. However, later in his reign, due to extravagant wars, and continuous financial problems, Louis XIV’s new society collapsed.
Others question the acts of the people, saying that humans are too naïve and ignorant to be able to keep a strong governing force over themselves. No matter what is being said, there is still a key phrase that continues to show up in the views of everyone: a government is necessary in the system of a country. The Articles of Confederation were the first type of government that America experienced, and from there the government mutated and became what we use today. After immigrants had congregated into the United States- then known only as colonies- they began to feel the British haughtily down their noses. The colonists revolted against the cruel treatment, and they broke away from their mother country.
When the Articles of Confederation were in use, America was a young nation still recovering from a costly war. The central problem by the early 1780... ... middle of paper ... ... purposes of the Federal Union that we shall soon molder into dust…” wrote George Washington in 1783 (Humphrey 2003, 110). It was apparent to the country’s leaders that the Articles of Confederation had failed. The central government was far too weak and did not have enough power over the states to control even minor things. Without a source of revenue, a system of trade, or any kind of organization of the states, the country was failing.
After hundreds of years of salutary neglect, by enforcing the laws of Mercantilism on the colonies, Britain backed the colonists into a corner where they had no choice but to fight for their rights. After the French and Indian War, Britain committed many “missteps” regarding their control in the colonies. Even though the colonists were determined to be treated fairly by Britain, they were forced into rebelling because of Britain’s harsh policies towards the colonies including taxation, troop placement, and Mercantilism.
Medieval feudalism had occurred because of the political disorder that the end of the Roman Empire left behind as well as the invasions and rise of barbarian empires like The Carolingians . These changes in western Europe had created a scrambled political system and a new system had to grow out of it. When the roman empire disappeared, the way it governed and reformed the places it ruled, had gone with it. So without a political system to follow there is no order whatsoever. As the roman empire disintegrated invasions and civil wars had become greater .
The war officially began in 1756 and ended in 1763 but this war is far less important than the major event it caused. More than anything this war was the first step to the American Revolution. As almost anyone with the slightest knowledge of European history can tell you, the French and the British do not like each other. Some French and British people still hate each other today for issues that occurred 100 of years ago. So on top of the conflict that is already present between France and Great Britain there is a new one in the pursuit of gaining more land and power for one’s cou... ... middle of paper ... ...in later years.