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SS 9 - Revolutions - American Revolution - How Independence is Won
Transcript of SS 9 - Revolutions - American Revolution - How Independence is Won
How to learn to stop worrying and become a Country!
Let's take a look at the war itself... as we examine the battles, we will be attempting the question:
Was violence how america gained its independence?
What was gained by fighting?
Valley Forge is considered to be one of the most important moments in time for America.
Out of war...
While combat may have forced the British to surrender their hopes of winning a war against the colonies, it was not in combat that the colonies became America.
How was "America" founded?
The Treaty of Paris
The Treaty of Paris was the official peace treaty between the United States and Britain that ended the American Revolutionary War.
It was signed on September 3, 1783. The Congress of the Confederation ratified the treaty on January 14, 1784. King George III ratified the treaty on April 9, 1784. This was five weeks after the deadline, but nobody complained.
The first point, and most important to the Americans, was that Britain recognize the Thirteen Colonies to be free and independent states. That Britain no longer had any claim on the land or government.
The second major point was that the boundaries of the United States allowed for western expansion. This would prove important later as the US continued to grow west all the way to the Pacific Ocean.
Other points in the treaty had to do with agreements on fishing rights, debts, prisoners of war, access to the Mississippi River, and the property of Loyalists. Both sides wanted to protect their citizen's rights and possessions.
Each of the points is called an article. Today the only article that is still in force is article 1, which recognizes the United States as an independent country.
The Constitution of the United States of America
The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States. Together, the articles of the constitution work to establish the branches of the federal government and describe what powers they have. The Constitution and all of its Articles were written in 1787.
what conditions are necessary for there to be a revolution?
How did America Revolt and ultimately gain what they wanted?
What does this entire history completely forget to talk about?