The American revolution was caused by unfair taxes by Great Britain. Therewere protests on British taxes when the Americans decided to declare war. TheBritish were trying to take control of the American colonies. France helped theAmericans beat the British empire when the American empire weakened the Britishempire. The British empire surrendered at Yorktown 1781, but the battle didn’tend until 1783.
The Americans fought on land with militias, and the continentalarmy. Americans fought on the sea with a young navy. The militias andcontinental armies were poorly disciplined which made them have a disadvantage.On April 16 Paul Revere rode to 20 miles to concord to advise local compatriotsto secure the military stores before the British soldiers arrive. During thebattle of bunker hill 1000 British soldiers died and only 200 Americans died atfirst there were 800 American troops and 2000 British troops. George Washingtonwas appointed with 15,000 American troops. After the Boston tea party, the British responded with the intolerableacts. Thomas Gage had 4000 American Soldiers under his command.
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During thewinter of 1775 to 1776 George Washington’s Soldiers lagged so bad they neededfresh soldiers to maintain the siege. Henry Knox arrived with artillery fromfort Ticonderoga. Woman worked as spies during the revolutionary war woman alsoworked as nurses. British and Americans used to think woman did not understandmilitary strategy. Women where not allowed to fight in the military in the1700’s.
Abigail Adams was the son of one of the founding fathers John Adams shemade musket balls for American soldiers. Lydia acted as a spy and overheardBritish officers talking about an attack on the continental army, and she toldan American soldier about the attack, so George Washington was ready for theBritish when they came.America was a new continent filled with trees. TheBritish’s enemy in America was the Indians. The British colonized America whichmade them have a strong influence on America. It was easy to become wealthy inAmerica when the 13 colonies were created. When the Americans organized apursuit, the Indians waited and then ambushed them. The Americans quicklyrealized the Indian’s strategy, and they learned the value of stealth andsilence.
To avoid being ambushed the Americans sent scouts. To preventthemselves from getting hit by arrows the Americans hid behind rocks, trees,and fences. The Americans learned to use the Indians disadvantages againstthem. The Americans learned that the Indians don’t set up guards at night, andthe Indians did not like to fight in winter. The Americans families could hidein brick houses after they were created. Braddock’s redcoat soldiers were attacked by theFrench and Indians. When the Redcoats were attacked they were confused, becausethey did not have enough experience.
The redcoats retreated and kept on runningand did not stop even when they reached their supply wagons. Braddock was killedin the battle, and a new commander named William was recruited. The British used camouflage in the forestsinstead of their traditional redcoats. The British defeated the French, becausethe British created a strategy and their soldiers were experienced. When theFrench and Indian war ended the American rifle was invented. After the French andIndian war, the Americans were much more experienced. The British made theAmericans pay part of the British bill.
When the Americas Protested against theBritish they responded with the intolerable acts. The Americans revolted whenthe British responded with the intolerable acts causing the British soldiers topanic and fire their muskets. The first continental congress was created in 1774to convince the British to repeal the intolerable acts. Life was difficult in the 13colonies and when the British passed unfair laws Woman decided to join the waragainst England. Woman Risked their lives sending secret messages to America,and they made food for the American army and the colonists. They gave the patriotsbullets, clothing, food, and blankets. The American Woman held British soldier’sprisoner during the war. The British used a lot of money in the French andIndian war, so they made the American colonies pay taxes.
The American colonistswere forced to pay high taxes. The British did not use the taxes the colonistspayed to help them which made the Americans angry. Many Americans boycotted theitems that they had to pay high taxes for, but the British did not change thetaxes or remove them. When the British did not change the taxes, the Americansgot very angry and protested the law. The Americans colonists thought taxationwithout representation was unfair.