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Revolutionary War

The Revolutionary War was won by Americans because of their political ties with France due to the British being a common enemy. The 13 original colonies formed a parliament which convened the opinion of each colony on the basis of all issues concerning war, the precedence of leadership and self-governance. Lastly, citizens were motivated to fight against Great Britain on the simple basis of ‘loyalty to the land, not the crown.” Americans had the military leadership of General Washington (a courageous and intellectually advanced individual in warfare tactics) In the New World every colony was separate, each concerned with self-governance, and lacked motivation to unite under a single government. As events began to erupt across the colonies due to rises in taxes and the implementation of the “Stamp Act” infuriated colonists to the point of public protests. Which resulted in the “Boston Massacre” where Redcoats opened fired on a civilian crowd. As tensions began to rise Great Britain sent more troops to New York in order to take control of the general population and force British laws on all New World born citizens. Colonists were stripped of all civil rights. Which banded them together to form a parliament which was in charge of making decisions such as; revolting against Great Britain; The decision to draft a constitution; pass laws; etc. As the colonies raged war against Great Britain political ties were formed with France. As Benjamin Franklin was familiar with the French culture and politics he was the lead ambassador and was able to establish a union since we shared a common enemy. As the union was formed the French Navy was utilized and French troops were sent to assist in the revolt. With the French in play soldiers were able to get new supplies and additional training form French Captains. This was especially effective with militias. As…...

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