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July 18, 1776
The modern British flag consists of three crosses, one verticle one representing England, and two diagonal ones (St. Andrew's cross) representing Scotland and (St Patrick's cross) representing Ireland. Ireland was not incorporated into the United Kingdom until the Act of Union in 1801, so the Briti…
Michael, your question covers a lengthy period,from the civil war to the present.The change in thinking and public opinion regarding the monarch following the end of the war and the failure of the Commonwealth (of Cromwell)must have been great. Thinking about the era from the Hanover…
If you are refering to the English civil war as the revolution, yes it was a complete revolution which ended with the overthrowing of the monarchy and its replacement with a Republic as the form of government. the major cause was that the monarch (Charles 1st) considered himself to be abov…
This varies with the revolution.
A timeline at
(an excellent general resource)
gives at least twenty revolutions, revolts and civil wars from Caractacus and Boudicca (fighting Roman occupiers) through to the Jacobite uprisings of 1715 and…
If you are referring to the Battle of Concord on April 19, 1775, there was a substantial store of military supplies (cannon, muskets, gunpowder, food, etc.) there and also John Hancock and Samuel Adams were staying there and the British hoped to arrest them.
Try the Early America or American Revolution links to the right.
no he was afraid people might turn against him
The 56 men who signed the Declaration were not token patriots when they pledged their lives and honor to the cause of freedom. The average age was 44 and the youngest was 26. Ben Franklin was the oldest at 70. Most had money, none were hungry, and none were out of work. They actually laid their live…
Yes; most definitely. The northern and southern colonies would have
been divided and, thus, there would have been no American
Revolution to begin with. The South would have most likely remained
loyal to Britain and the North could not fight on their own.
MoreIt's not possible to say whether the Re…
No, strangely enough, they did not despise the British. The major problem at the time was communication, whilst America sent letters of peace across the Atlantic, Britain was sending 2,000 soldiers. America really wanted representation. The British were taxing America but refusing them the right to …
Definition of Liberty and Freedom After reading the fifth incorrect reference to Jefferson, Henry, and Franklin, I decided to delete the whole ignorant jumble of misreferenced quotes and inform you all that I'm tired of my students getting their answers from you instead of me and their course texts.…
They used their historical knowledge of Greece, Rome, and England. They also used their own historical experience in the development of the governments of the colonies and the creation of the state governments after independence. In looking at Greece and the fate of Athens they decided aga…
Answer: Breed's Hill
The British lost many soldiers in the Battle of Bunker Hill, which actually took place on Breed's Hill
Charlestown Mass. (now part of Boston)
The two hills are often collectively refered to as Bunker Hill.
I found this answer before I got a reply. This info is from a book entitled "James Otis the Pre-Revolutionist" by John Clark Ridpath:42. In the summer of 1769 he attacked some of the revenue officers in an article in "The Boston Gazette." A few evenings afterwards, while sitting in the …
Details I believe the anti-British sentiment may have been at a political level only and hold the contention that this was closer to a civil war than one of pure independence from the mother-country (as colonials I don't see them in quite the same light as indigineous peoples wanting a return to a p…
In the constitution you occasionally find the phrase, "Indians not taxed". The Indians were considered to be sovereign nations even though they were within the borders claimed by the United States. Relations with them were governed by treaties. Those treaties had to be…
The main aims of the founders, post revolution were to set up a system of government that would allow wealthy white land owners like themselves to continue to prosper. Of course, the establishment of such a government would help Americans at all levels to some degree, and such a government would als…
Here are answers and opinions from WikiAnswer contributors,
organized by general category of response:
MIXTURE OF CAUSES
(1) Many, many things caused the revolution. From the economic
problems, to the discontent with autocratic rule.
(2) Between the settlement of Jamestown in 1607 and the Fren…
Nope. Our first 5 prezes had slaves (except Adams) & I think all were released in the Pezes wills. Plus the first man to die for the US was a runaway slave.
No. I don't think the American Revolution would have failed if emancipation had been included in the Declara…
Well, nothing put in the Constitution could have affected the Revolution because it wasn't written until several years later. And they did put emancipation in the Declaration - "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by t…
The central thesis behind the formation of the Federal government was clearly stated in the Declaration of Independence.
From the Declaration of Independence:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with cer…
It is difficult to predict with any certainty. One must assume that at some time between a failed attempt at revolution and now, that another effort would have been made, and another, and another, until success had been achieved. However, it is not beyond the imagination to assume that the United St…
Olive Branch Petition
I believe that England's army was a lot bigger than the colonies over all. At first though there was only a small portion of the England's army in the colonies they were fighting all over the world. You also have to think that England's army was well-trained and knew what they were doing, while most…
John Hancock was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence. He was president of the Continental Congress. He used large bold script and signed under the text in the center of the page. He said the reason he signed it large was, "So fat George can read it without his spectacles." This is why…
His father was a large land-owner with many slaves. so
money was not a problem. However, his father was away on business
much of the time and died when George was 11, so he did not have
the full benefit of a loving father. He moved in with his older
half-brother, Lawrence when he was 16. He mother w…
Alexander Hamilton was the most important founding father because through his work a strong, principled federal government was created. This was done by his push for the constitutional convention and his participation on the renowned Federalist papers, of which he wrote 52 of the 85 essays. He also…
Look in any encyclopedia. Look in any book about the Revolutionary War. Do a search at www.google.com. look up both Bunker Hill and Breed's Hill. The battle was actually fought on Breed's Hill.
Sombody Phd out there must have some idea about what happened to the men that signed the Declaration on Inependence. This would a great research project for a serious history student. I do not have the means or the ability to pursue a project like this, but I'd sure like to know the answer…
Georgia decided against roiling the waters; they were facing attack from the borders and still needed the British for protection.
Since the Colonist didn't like to be taxed by someone who wasn't there, they chose not to pay there taxes. The King of England got mad and sent some soldiers over to America to pay their taxes. One of the soldiersaccidentally shot a colonist and this caused the Boston Massacre. The phrase "No taxati…
Richard Henry Lee is cosidered a Founding Father because he was a representative from Voginia and he signed the Declaration of Independence.
Contact your Public Library, and see if they can direct you to a historian.Me! If it turns out to be real we should talk.how can i tell if its real
I believe that the "rich Irish man" who funded the American Revolution did not exist.
I agree with the 1st . I have not read about any Irish people assisting with the war financially. plus the Irish presence mostly started just before the Potato famine.
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According to National Archives: "In case you were wondering, there is writing on the back of the original, signed Declaration of Independence. But it is invisible, does it include a map, as the recently released Disney feature film, National Treasure, suggests. The writing on the back reads: 'Origin…
The Constitutional Convention began in Philadelphia on 25 May 1787. A total of 55 delegates representing 12 states attended the Convention. Rhode Island was the only state not to send a representative.
He commanded the Virginia Militia at that time. In April 1754, on his way to establish a post at the Forks of the Ohio (the current site of Pittsburgh), Washington learned that the French had already erected a fort there. Warned that the French were advancing, he quickly threw up fortifications at …
He was an early leader of the Patriots, helping organize the Sons of Liberty and protests against British policies. he became president of the second Continental Congress and helped sway the other delegates to support independence. he was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence. Michael M…
They did not really expect the emergence of political parties.Parties came into existence with a significant disagreement over how to interpret the Constitution.Washington's Treasury Secretary, Alexander Hamilton, was a "loose constructionist," one who believed that the Constitution should be interp…
Thomas Jefferson and George Mason were two of the most prominent.
Bassett, Blair, Blount, Butler, Carroll, Jenifer, Jefferson, Mason, Charles Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, Rutledge, Spaight, and Washington and Madison. Ben Franklin owned a few but freed them and then started the Philadelphia Anti Slavery Society. Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, John Adams, …
No. He was an American statesman, politician, writer and political philosopher, brewer, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
He's over 18 so there isn't a lot you can make him do, but you should try to get him into counseling. As well as yourself. If he is still living at home, tell him he has to go to counseling or move out. It's going to be very hard, but it's for his own good. He may eventually abuse his any …
No. The fundamental issue to which all others were subordinated was slavery. The other, which was used to protect slavery was state soveriegnty. Although there are still legitimate differences over the proper constitutionally mandated roles of the federal and state governments, there is no longer an…
<a class="h2heading h2" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" name="Opinion:">Opinion:</a> No matter what anyone says, no matter how often the conversation might turn to 'state's rights' - the cause of the Civil War always revolves around the issue of slavery. Even when 'state's rights' is brough…
Vidkun Quisling (1887-1945, shot for treason). He didn't 'give up without a fight'. He was an ardent Nazi.
Maybe you already knew this, but Norway didn't give up without a fight. Because the government of Norway wouldn't let Quisling have the power.
The 1st Marine Division landed upon Peleliu on Sept. 15, 1944. On Nov. 27, 1944 the USMC declared the island secured, at a cost of 1,252 Marines KIA, & another 5,274 Marines WIA. As to it being an important battle in WW 2, 1,252 mothers would agree........... Richard V. Horrell WW 2 Connectio…
The US Navy named its Aircraft Carriers for famous battles in our nation's history. So the USS Lexington CV 2, USS Saratoga CV 3 & USS Yorktown CV 5 were named for those particular battles during the American Revolution.
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Sectionalism vs. Nationalism
The Era of Good Feelings, Monroe's early presidency, witnessed an era of intense nationalism which almost wholly masked the sectional conflicts underneath. Although the overall sentiments were based on principle and patriotism, sectionalism did induce major events, an…
The politicians get to offer whats seems to be free stuff... For example ...many people believe they get free health care... but its not,,,they collect the money from the people...they would say we get the money from mean rich people and business...but they too just charge more money....its a great …
The English tradition of liberty, through the Magna Carta and down, formed a basis for the colonists beliefs.
Many Enlightenment ideas and thinkers fueled their ideology. For example, the works John Locke and Adam Smith.
I'm not sure if these are *the* two, but they're two.
Era of Good Feelings The sectionalism in that time period was the argument of a States right to endorse salvery - or really the balance of power in congress between southern states and northern states. But the underlying issue was the souths fear of the rapid population grown in the north. The major…
At the time of many of the Communist inspired rebellions and efforts at independence the U.S. was engaged with the Soviet Union (the original Communist State) in what is known as the Cold War. The Cold War was a very farcical, petty, and senseless war based on mutual fear. The Soviet Union was the …
It was through the taxes that caused them to rebel.
Idon't think any taxes levied in the 1600's (I assume that is what you meant) did have an effect on the Revolution. It was taxes laid in the 1760s and 1770s that led to American Independence. it is important to understand that Britain did not, …
Yes. There were a number of freed slaves and free blacks. The most famous free black regiments in the Contintental Army were from Rhode Island. Although Washington initially opposed them, they proved themselves fighting under anti-slavery General Nathaniel Greene. Washington's recommendati…
To sum up...an historical quotation.."it is a War America could not have survived without French assistance". Americans travelled to Paris 4 times pleading for their help in the war, now the French despised the British who were the dominant world power and so they agreed..and were semi-secretly invo…
Yes. Indeed, since they made more use of paper (news papers, legal papers of all kinds, etc.) they bore by far the greatest share of the tax. Michael Montagne
Benedict Arnold betrayed America because his british wife wanted him home, he also wanted the money. Which he received little of after his huge help to the british.
Benedict Arnold was a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War and is known as a traitor to the United…
In the beginning the Revolution was not intended to be a war for independence. The Americans were not viewed as equals to Englishmen, and the colonists for the most part considered themselves to be English. The reasons for the rebellion were numerous; Americans wanted representation in Parliament an…
Federalists wanted to support England and also wanted a strong and
powerful government, a national bank, and a loose interpretation of
the Coast. The Democratic-Republicans wanted to support France and
also wanted a small federal government, no national bank, and a
strict interpretation of the Coast…
If you can find a copy of "The German Generals Talk" it would be a good start. It is a series of extended interviews with senior German commanders. Also, Albert Speer wrote a memoir of his experiences as the German armaments minister (and a close personal friend of Hitler). Some of the other Germans…
I guess it depends on which one you mean. The Americans seemed to arrive late for both world wars. (Seriously though...) the weight of the US industrial capability produced all kinds of weapons ships, tanks, plance rifles and ammunition and never faced much serious threat from enemy bombing. A massi…
Splitting off the Thirteen Colonies would weaken Britain greatly thus improving their positions on the world stage. With British troops occupied trying to suppress the rebellion, there was the possibility that France and Spain could make territorial gains elsewhere in the world. France hated the B…
France no longer being a monarchy was probably the biggest change to France. But it also worried the rest of Europe because that meant there were two successful revolutions (the American), so they were worried about even more revolutions sparking up in their own countries. And since France…
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the north did win but the south surrendered your Right but the soldiers in the south didn't want to give up their general did. are you smarter than a fifth grader? The South surrendered at the Battle of Appomattox. you can say that the south lost but Lincoln didn't want all those people to die i…
Answer (1): George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin. Answer (2): George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay
Founding Fathers(1) All the delegates to the Constitutional Convention can be considered the Founding Fathers of the United States. T…
Nobody "started" slavery, it has been a part of the human condition
since cave man days. When someone would conquer another, the
conqueror would take some of the conquered as slaves.
The first Africans were brought to an English colony in 1619. A
Dutch slave ship which had been trying to get to Sp…
Alcoholism could be a thing of the past! I just heard on the news tonight that there is a shot now that takes away the cravings for alcohol and it's working quite well. Your doctor should know about it and can give you more information. To answer your question more directly: Alcoholism of course …
The Civil War was named the Civil War because it had to do with civilians fighting for each side (Union and Confederacy)
Civil as it refers to the combatants mean "of the same region or country". Therefore, it's a war fought by the same people from the same country.
England had tried doing away with its monarchy but had accepted Charles II back. He was wise enough to keep his Roman Catholic faith very secret and not to be seen as too openly trying to restore the rights of the crown to rule as well as reign. England had been a Protestant country for ma…
there are no concrete set of beliefs. each klan member has different needs of hate to satisfy. and, will ban with any similar need, that requires hate of someone or something, to make one forget about how low they them selves are in any society.
Thats kind of wrong but there are so many…
the U.S. would be too large to govern and the land in the west was already controlled by other nations
they dont have any good
questions for the battel of yorktown!!
Because, during most of the period when the colonies were being founded and growing, England wasn't actually doing too much to try to govern them. England was months away by sailing ship, and was often distracted by foreign wars and a civil war and two revolutions of its own. thus the colonies were …
Abe Lincoln was born in Kentucky but moved to Illinois with his family later on.
Hardin County, Kentucky (now Larue)
According to the World Book encyclopedia, there were 25,700 Americans killed, and 10,000 British killed.
In order to pay the debts she had incurred in paying for the french
and Indian War, AKA the Seven Years War. Leading up to during and
after the French and Indian war, Britain had invested huge
quantities of resources into her American colonies.
Britain's national debt during this period had rockete…
The whole arsenal: aircraft, naval gunfire, artillery, tanks, mortars, mines, machine guns, rifles, grenades, bayonets, rocks, and fists when and as required.
Technically they allies had very little of the above mentioned arsenal of weapons. They only air cover provided was a couple …
Founding of Jamestown in 1607
Pilgrims arriving in Massachusetts in 1620
Bacon's Rebellion in 1675
King Philip's War in 1675
Salem Witch Trials in 1692
The Enlightenment and Great Awakening 1740-1765
French and Indian War in 1763
Boston Massacre in 1770
Boston Tea Party in 1773
The congress issued a declaration of rights and organized an economic boycott of England. It also issued the Olive Branch Petition asking the king to redress the colonies' grievances.
Here are the actual figures from a US military website: World War II: 74,064 Korean War: 8,019 Cold War: 127 Vietnam War: 1703 Desert Storm: 0 Total: 83,913
It left the United States as the only Super Power. The Soviet Union (known today as Russia), which was a threat to the United States, collapsed.
you can do better than that ;D
it is said to reflect the religious conflict of later years when the protestant William defeated his catholic uncle and father-in-law James 11 for the throne of Britain and Ireland. ironically William was supported by the pope of the day. protestants have since regarded it as the guarantee of their…
sign. When Congress authorized the printing of an official copy with the names or the printer made a mistake by omitting him.)
The American colonies were seeking independence from the British empire. So, American colonies (US and Canada) and the UK were involved in the Revolutionary War. France became involved as an ally of the Americans later in the war, as did Spain so they as well as some of their colonies did as well. A…
George Washington was a delegate from Virginia. He worked to assure that the Congress would take a firm stand in favor of colonial liberties. He remained a member until the Congress chose him to command the new Continental Army.
Actually, at the end of the Revolutionary War, the infant country
was $25 million in debt to other countries and to wealthy persons
who loaned much of the money that financed the War (when the
government assumed all the debts it came to 79 million dollars, but
assumption is another day). The Dutch, …
"Patriots" was the term used to for those who supported resistance to the policies of King George and his ministers and, later, independence from England.
Of course, if you believed that King George the third, his ministers and Parliament and their policies were right, you might have considered yo…
Firstly, more than 30,000 Canadian enlisted in US forces and served in Viet Nam.Secondly, Canada was a haven for US draft dodgers. dog