The Everything American Revolution Book: From the Boston Massacre to the Campaign at Yorktown-all you need to know about the birth of our nation
Daniel P. Murphy
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Scrappy farmers. Aristocratic landowners. Eccentric geniuses. These were the rebels who took on the world's greatest power - and won.
From the rebellion against "taxation without representation" to the beginnings of American self-government, readers will learn how this unlikely group of colonists shaped a new nation. This book features all readers need to know about this exciting time:
• The beginnings of colonial unrest and rebellion
• The drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence
• Major battles, including Lexington and Concord, Trenton, Saratoga, Valley Forge, and Yorktown
• Daily life for soldiers and ordinary colonists on both sides of the war
• The birth of the United States
This easy-to-read book covers all the key players and major events—from King George III and George Washington to the Boston Tea Party and the launch of a new government. The interesting facts and vivid details inside will turn any history-phobe into an enthusiastic history buff!
elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been encreased during such time; and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office. Section 7. All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills. Every Bill which shall
companies of riflemen from Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia to reinforce the Boston army and give it a more genuinely continental tone. The Continental army needed a commander. John Adams promoted the candidacy of George Washington. The forty-three-year-old Virginian was physically imposing at over six feet tall, with a muscular frame. He wore his militia uniform to the sessions of Congress and looked the way a commander should. But Washington brought with him more than show. He had seen
acknowledged to his fellow congressmen, “My conduct this day I expect will give the finishing blow to my . . . popularity. Yet I had rather forfeit popularity forever, than vote away the blood and happiness of my countrymen.” Dickinson argued that independence would alienate America’s friends in Britain. It would also intensify the divisions among Americans. He did not believe the colonies were prepared to fight the all-out war with Britain that would ensue if independence was declared. Britain
supported by an uprising of loyal subjects of the King. Burgoyne had anticipated loyalist assistance in New York. Howe had been told that great multitudes of loyalists would rally to him on the road to Philadelphia. Always British hopes had been dashed, although many loyalists did come forward to fight for the King. By the last years of the war, loyalist regiments were among the most ruthlessly efficient in the British army. But their numbers never matched the claims made for them in London and
York City. Wilmington had been abandoned in January; Savannah was evacuated in July and Charleston in December. Neither side attempted any major operations around these cities, although there was some skirmishing by small parties. In the south, remnant bands of loyalists operating in the interior were hunted down. The most serious fighting occurred on the frontier, where the war between the Indians and American settlers predated the revolution and would continue long afterward. In Georgia, the