The American Revolution
No taxation without representation!
By Nikolai Flowers, Ryan Condensa, Kaitlyn Funk, Yeshwini Cherukuri
Decades of unfair and unjustified taxation led to considerable unrest in the colonies. This, along with the end of salutary neglect, marked a turning point in the relationship between the American colonies and Britain, fueling tensions that ultimately led to a revolutionary war and the independent of the America from Britain.
United States political leaders sent the Declaration of Independence to Britian, demanding independence from the British empire. For the first time the colonists were taking a stand against the oppressive British empire
The Shot Heard Round the World was the straw that broke the camel's back in the American Revolution. Years of tensions over taxation and political power spilled out into violence and the Revolutonary War began.
George Washington was the revolutionary army commander during the revolutionary war. He became the leader of the new nation after victory.
The revolutionary army gained the upper hand in the war for independence at the Battle for Saratoga.
Charles Cornwallis was a British army officer who secured British victories in New York, Brandywine, and Camden until he was defeated at the Battle of Yorktown. At this American victory, Cornwallis surrendered in what was the final battle of the war
This document was the successor to the post-war Articles of Confederation. The constitution drew up guidelines and rules for the three branches of the government and the added-on-later bill of rights added civil rules.
The Revolutionary army was suprisingly able to defeat the British army with French help. However, the massive amount of French aid led to a dismantling of the French government immediately following the American revolution. The American victory in the Revolutionary War signalled the end of the British empire and marked the beginning of the new era.