The American Revolution By: Sheryar Ali aka: Hoover Rockerfield.
The fife and the drum are prehistoric musical instruments; simple in design, they were first made before man’s written history. Signals were given to make varying formations, turn in various ways, halt, march, extend and retract lines. During the American Revolution, it substituted modern day walkie talkies and other communication devices.
The Boston Tea Party was a significant event which further build up the tension between the colonists and the British. This reaction to taxes made it known that the colonists were sick of maltreatment and foreshadowed the war.
Benjamin Franklin was the first to use this political cartoon, published in the Pennsylvania Gazette, to unite the colonies against British rule. The divided snake is said to represent the separated colonies and the lifeless face of the snake implies the downfall of the colonies without unification.
“ Common Sense,” written by Thomas Paine, was a political pamphlet that argued that the only solution to the problems with Britain was republicanism and independence. This pamphlet influenced many colonies to declare independence from Great Britian.
Lexington and Concord began with 700 British men, sent by General Gage, to seize the colonial militia located in Massachusetts. Paul Revere rode his horse down the countryside, alarming the colony that the British were coming.
During the winter of 1777, George Washington led his troops to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. This spot proved an excellent choice to recover the weary and tired solders.
This is a depiction of the Battle of Long Island. The British outnumbered the American forces and took the important communications center, Long Island, New York.
This picture depicts the aftermath of the Battle of Yorktown. The battle ended with the surrendering of the second British army. This war lead to the end of the Revolutionary War.
This is a map of the frontier upon which the American Revolution was fought. Beginning from the top Massachusetts to southern Georgia, the war split the country between loyalists and anti-loyalists.
Washington took command of the troops surrounding British-occupied Boston on July 3, devoting the next few months to training the undisciplined 14,000-man army and trying to secure urgently needed powder and other supplies. He was known as one of the most influential generals during the American Revolution