The American Revolution
Battle of Saratoga
Locke was the most influential philosopher of the Enlightenment movement. He had many ideas that supported self government in America. These proposals were so popular that they inspired Thomas Jefferson, who took some of Locke's beliefs and put them in the Declaration of Independence. John had an impact on the American Revolution because he helped others understand that the colonies should be free from Britain. Without Locke, colonists would not have the same motives on why the colonies should be independent from Britain.
Battle of Yorktown
Proclamation of 1763
Lexington and Concord
The small battle of Lexington is only significant due to it being the first battle of the American Revolution. This battle was between the colonies' militiamen, or men called in for war in cases of emergency, and British soldiers. During the battle, neither sides fired immediately because they were not expecting to attack each other. An anonymous shot was fired, which caused confused British soldiers to shoot at the colonists. Some colonists were killed in the incident, but the rest had escaped.
The British went to Concord, and intended to steal the colonies' weapons. The colonists watched them, and as they did more militia joined them, increasing their forces. Eventually, the number of colonists grew enough that they were confidant enough to meet up with the British soldiers again. The British realized how much bigger their armed forces were and decided to retreat. The British set off to march down to Boston, but during the retreat, colonists continued to fire and kill their soldiers.