The American Revolutionary War begin with an anonymous shot. Soon after the first shots were fired, a larger war broke out. General George Washington faced a lot of trials with his untrained group of soldiers. But with courage to stand up for themselves and determination, the American Patriots eventually were able to end the war with the British surrender at Yorktown.
It’s one thing to say the colonists wanted freedom from England, but students should learn just why it came to that. What changed from the early 1700s to 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was signed? As students look at the perspectives of various characters (real or not) from history, they will gain a better understanding of what the reasons for the American Revolution were.Continue Reading