The American History
TheTrenton-Princeton campaign which occurred in January 1777 helpedGeorge Washington towards winning the American Revolutionary War(Divineet..al, 2007). Washington commanded the Continental Army to defeatthe British army near Princeton. It acted as the first achievement byGeorge in the open field thus resulting in confidence in Washington’stroops and a new life to the people.
Yorktownalso had a contribution to the final war of American Revolution.The American army and French troops attacked the British force inYorktown and this resulted in peace negotiations after the Americanswere declared as winners.
TheSaratoga comprised of two famous battles that assisted in giving thePatriots a crucial victory during the American Revolution. TheSaratoga battle was the turning point of the war as it restored themorale of the American citizens.
TheNewburgh crisis was not responsible for assisting Washington to winthe Revolutionary war. It was just a technique by Continental army todisrupt the ruling of the Confederations Congress as they did notmeet the financial obligations of the military.
Theunalienable rights helped to present the ideas of the colonists ofhow they were concerned with the individual rights.It defined all the truths on which they are self-evident, and all thecitizens were created equally. The individuals have the rights toliberty, life and happiness.
TheDeclaration Act had no significance in highlighting the concerns ofthe individual rights (Divine et..al, 2007). The Act was to affirmits authority over the colonies. The disestablishment of churchespresented the disparity or distance that exists between the nationalstate and the organized religion. It did not show the colonistsconcerns towards the individual rights. It was a phrase that was usedto explain the first amendment to the U.S constitution throughexplaining the functioning of free exercise and the establishmentclauses. The three-five compromise proposed by delegates and itindicated that the population of the slaves would be calculated asthree-five to represent the totals during the allotting ofrepresentatives.
TheNational Convention established the committee of public safety and ithelped in the representation of the people in national government.It was a local board made of American citizens who acted as theshadow government and organized the thirteen colonies after obtainingthem from the royal officials.
TheBill of Rights consisted of first ten amendments to the Americanconstitution. It was a call for all the states to ensure greaterprotection of the freedom of citizens. The Treaty of Paris wassignificant in ending the American Revolutionary War after it wassigned by King George III representatives of Great Britain in Paris(Divine et..al, 2007). The phrase “No taxation withoutrepresentation” was used by the American colonist to show theirhunger as they were being taxed by the British parliament and thisforced them to elect no representatives.
TheShays’ Rebellion was led by a military army in Massachusetts and ithighlighted worries of the parliament and king of being overthrown.Thousands of rebels marched in the Armory at Springfield in anuprising that highlighted the civil rights justice and economiccrisis. The rebellion was aiming to seize weapons and overthrow theruling government.
TheBoston Massacre did not illustrate how the colonists were so afraidof military tyranny by the Parliament and king. The incident occurredin 1770 whereby the British soldiers killed the public after theywere attacked. The Articles of Confederations was drafted by thethirteen American colonies to help in the governing of the newlyestablished states. The Proclamation of 1763 was responsible forensuring the protection of both the colonial settlers from attacksand the Indian land from encroachment by colonials (Divine et..al,2007).
TheNorthwest Ordinances indicated the efforts and concerns for westwardexpansion. Itwas a statute passed by the Congress and it stated the rules thatwill coordinate and govern the Northwest Territory, the Regions ofOhio River and ensure the expansion of the Alleghenies to the West.
TheBoston Tea Party did not have any effect in expanding the westwards.It was a protest by demonstrators to resist the Tea Act presented bythe British America. George Roger Clark was a military officer on thenorthwestern frontier of the American Army during the RevolutionaryWar. He facilitates the weakening of the British influence throughthe Illinois campaign that captured Vincennes in 1779 and Kaskaskiain 1778 (Divine et..al, 2007). The Quebec Act was passed in 1774 toreplace the temporary government and form a permanent administrationin Canada.
Divine,R. A., Breen, T. H., Frederickson, G. M., Williams, R. H., Gross, A.J., & Brands, H. W. (2007). The American Story. Vol. 1.
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