I found it to be quite ironic how the British helped train George Washington in the Military Profession during the French and Indian War because in later years he was one of the many significant people who helpe... ... middle of paper ... ... French and Indian War shaped the political society between the American colonists and Great Britain. It showed how tough the British were economically on America with the many taxes given to the colonists. Colonists changed their ideological beliefs towards their mother country after this great war. Changes occurred throughout this time period that many felt were harsh and irrational. What the British did to the colonists helped bring independence to the colonies from Britain rule.
The “thirteen” colonies which would later become the Unites States of America were originally colonies of Great Britain. By the time that the American Revolution took place, the citizens of these colonies were beginning to grow weary with Britain’s rule. Rebellion and discontent were rampant.. The main reason for their revolt against England was the taxation issue. The reaction against taxation was often violent and the most powerful and articulate groups in population rose against the taxation.
George Washington Thesis Statement: George Washington is a hero because he stood up for his ideal that America should be free from England, and create a new form of government which would be fair and equitable. Even in the darkest of times, he never gave up and managed to maintain social and political order within the colonies. Preliminary Outline Introduction English - American Relationship The Townsend acts Continental Congress Washington is appointed commander in chief of Continental Army Revolutionary War Valley Forge Constitutional Convention Washington is elected as the first President of the United States Slavery Washington freed all his slaves Conclusion There are many ways to define a hero. Robert Kennedy defined a hero as someone who “stands up for an ideal, or for the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice”. Each time someone does this, “he sends forth a ripple of hope”.
“Ask not what your country can do for you- ask what you can do for your country” (John F. Kennedy biography) was said by one of the most influential and memorable presidents; John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Everyone seemed to just call him JFK, John F. Kennedy, or also Jack. They knew of him because of his great speeches and from his father’s great wealth, but what people seemed to know most about him was his assassination and his goodness and the help that he wanted for this country. John was a good president, he was always into politics since his dad started talking to him about it. As a president John had prevented the political and social turmoil of the 1960’s which was very good to some people since they called him their “hero” and some people absolutely loved how great of a mind he had and what great of a person he was to this country.
(page 147) Jefferson was also a substantial leader in the American Revolution. (page 26-47) Thomas Jefferson had huge confidence in himself and knew that America was destined for great things and that he had to do his part in helping the country to become a great nation. My perception has changed substantially since I began reading Thomas Jefferson. When I started the book all I knew was that Thomas Jefferson had been a former president and that he had wrote the Declaration of Independence. After having read this book, I now have more insight into Thomas Jefferson and the American history.
Many men deserted the army, but miraculously Washington was able to show courage and bravery in order to keep his army together. With his sheer will and determination, “the soldiers felt perfect confidence in the wise leadership of the Commander in Chief, and his splendid courage, foresight, and marvelous ability to endure won the final liberty of the long-suffering Colonies” (“George Washington: The Commander In Chief”). Finally, under his rule and his valor, the army captured British soldiers at Yorktown, Virginia. “Washington was declared a national hero” (“George Washington”). Washington not only exhibited amazing courage in battles, but he also showed deep courage in simply becoming president.
Outnumbered in ships, munitions, men, supplies and funding, our militia joined with the army and stood toe-to-toe with the British, and twice prevailed. The war was considered to be the ‘Second War of American Independence’, and it all certainly was. Surrounding nations were aghast at the audacity of America, and even more so with their triumph. Because of the war from 1812-1815, the United States of America had earned a position – however small – of power, influence, and respect in the realm of the world. The war strengthened our country, which ultimately led to our great nation today.
In June of 1812 the United States declared war on Britain. This declaration was the result of almost thirty years of stormy relations between the two nations. It both took the British by surprise and worried many Americans who saw it as a foolish endeavor. The United States, maintained a cautious neutrality through successive administrations since 1789. The potential risks in changing this policy and settling the existing grievances against Britain by force were many.
Without Washington's amazing military mind, and his sly maneuvers the Americans never would have defeated the British. About one-third of the colonists were patriots who were ready to take any means necessary to fight for independence for their country. The patriots were so passionate about their cause that they would torture or even kill loyalists or indifferent people. Because of this strong passion, the colonists had much more to gain then the British had to lose. The British had other colonies and other forms of export and import to create a profit, but if the Colonists lost they would have lost their independence and freedom.
The American Revolution What was the cause of the American Revolution? What was George Washington’s role in revolutionizing our country? Not only was he a major asset, he was Americas first president. At the start of the American Revolution, both sides the British and the American colonists had many difficulties ahead to face. The Americans were at a big disadvantage due to their lack of experienced soldiers and supplies.