April 20, 2014

Treaty of Paris

Signing of the Treaty of Paris

Signing of the Treaty of Paris

The Treaty of Paris is part 15, and the last part, of my “Revisiting the American Revolution History.” Have a great Fourth of July celebration, and remember what others have sacrificed for this privilege. The Treaty of Paris officially ended the revolution, and recognized the United States of America as an independent nation. [Read More...]

Articles of Confederation

Scene from the Signing of the American Constitution

Scene from the Signing of the American Constitution

Articles of Confederation is part 14 of “Revisiting the American Revolution History,” my lead up to the Fourth of July celebration. The Articles of Confederation were created to define a new central government for America. The members of the Second Continental Congress continued to govern in place of a national government. The colonists needed policies on national issues such as commerce, foreign affairs and defense. They appointed a committee to draft the Articles of Confederation. [Read More...]

Major Battles of the Revolution

Leading the Charge, Battles of the American Revolution

Leading the Charge, Battles of the American Revolution

Major battles of the American Revolution is part 13 of “Revisiting the American Revolution History,” my lead up to the Fourth of July celebration. There were over 25 major battles in the American Revolution. From the first shots at the Battle of Lexington and Concord in April 1775, to the Battle of Germantown in the winter of 1777, the British had the superior fighting force. However, the Continental Army had some significant wins. In early 1777, Britain had two main armies led by General Burgoyne and General Cornwallis. As Burgoyne’s army marched south, they extended their supply lines to the point of running out of food and supplies. Eventually, Burgoyne was forced to surrender at the Battle of Saratoga. [Read More...]