The American Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the American Revolutionary War and the United States of America's Struggle for Independence from Great Britain

October 30, 2020
The American Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the American Revolutionary War and the United States of America's Struggle for Independence from Great Britain

In an era where political discourse is becoming increasinglypolarized, it is worth reflecting on the circumstances of America’sfoundation.This captivating history book presents a general outline of theAmerican Revolution, focusing largely on the period between theoutbreak of rebellion in 1765 until the ratification of the USConstitution in 1789. In homage to the original thirteen colonies,the book is divided into thirteen chapters.Chapter 1 outlines the context of the Thirteen Colonies asBritish colonial possessions.Chapters 2-4 deals with American responses to British attemptsto raise taxation in the Thirteen Colonies.Chapter 5 assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the Americanand British armies at the outbreak of the war, and how thesedynamics shifted over the course of the conflict.Chapters 6-10 cover the period of military hostilities from theDeclaration of Independence in 1776 to the British surrender atYorktown in 1781.Chapters 11 and 12 cover the uneasy period of peace during whichthe central government was unable to resolve disputes betweenindividual states, and the results that came from this.Chapter 13 briefly outlines the key debates and themes thatwould run through American history in the half-century followingthe adoption of the Constitution.This book seeks to remind readers that the United States wascreated by a set of founding fathers who had competing visions, butshared a common set of principles dedicated to life, liberty, andthe pursuit of happiness.In The American Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the AmericanRevolutionary War and the United States of America's Struggle forIndependence from Great Britain, you will discover topics suchasColonial AmericaThe Seven Years’ War and Its ConsequencesTaxation Without RepresentationThe Road to WarDavid Versus GoliathIndependenceWashington on the RopesThe International DimensionWar in the SouthSurrender at YorktownAn Imperfect UnionA More Perfect UnionManifest Destiny