Consequences and Changes of the American Revolution The American Revolution was fought for a plethora of reasons, notably because of a series of actions by the British stemming from around 1763 to the beginning of the war in 1776. In other words, there were three imperial crises that eventually led up toe the Declaration of Independence in July 1776. The first period began with the Proclamation of 1763, which created a “border” between white settlers and indians and ended with the...
Part I : Preface to the War There many events that led to civil war, however many attempts were made to unite the country that were not successful but showed how passionate each side was to achieve their goals. The first was the Missouri Compromise which established to keep an equal balance of power in congress. First, they divided the free state of Massachusetts into two states, Maine and Massachusetts and admitted Missouri as a slave state. It also established that all undeveloped...
American Revolution Essay: Boston Tea Party In 1773, Britain's East India Company was sitting on large stocks of tea that it could not sell in England. It was on the verge of bankruptcy. In an effort to save it, the government passed the Tea Act of 1773, which gave the company the right to export its merchandise directly to the colonies without paying any of the regular taxes that were imposed on the colonial merchants, who had traditionally served as the middlemen in such transactions. With...
The Merrimac and Naval Warfare of the Civil War The Merrimac was the first ironclad ship built by the Confederacy. It was built to do battle with the Union Navy. The Confederates were the first to bring forth a warship of this kind. The Union was in control of a navel yard named Gosport. In April of 1862, the South started to advance on this navel base and the North had little choice but to flee. While leaving they tried to destroy whatever they could in a desperate attempt to prevent...
Analysis of American Reconstruction and the 14th Amendment Legal scholar Gene Healy has made a powerful argument in favor of abolishing the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution. When a fair vote was taken on it in 1865, in the aftermath of the War for Southern Independence, it was rejected by the Southern states and all the border states. Failing to secure the necessary three-fourths of the states, the Republican party, which controlled Congress, passed the Reconstruction Act of 1867...