Road to Revolution Project

Adrianna Savarino, Class 2 #26

Introduction

Have you ever wondered how people like John Adams affected our society today? John, just like many others, have a huge impact on our society. They all believed in different things, but they all came together in the end to decide what was fair and right.

King George iii

King George iii had the longest reign before Queen Victoria. His reign lasted 59 years. He led England's success to the resistance to Revolutionary and Napoleonic France, and presided over the loss of the American Revolution. October 1765, 9 colonies sent representatives to NY to attend the Stamp Act Congress. Revolutions of Rights and grievances (a real or imagined wrong or other cause of complaint or protest, especially unfair treatment) were sent to King George iii and the Stamp Act was issued November 1, 1765. The Sons of Liberty formed to respond to the signing of the Stamp Act. Later, he became sick of an acute mental illness, and became blind and insane for the last decade of his life.


Table of Royal Family

Parents: Frederick Prince of Wales, and Augusta of Saxe-Gotha

Relation to Elizabeth II: 3rd great-grandfather

House of: Hanover

Ascended to the throne: October 25, 1760 aged 22 years

Crowned: September 22, 1761 at Westminster Abbey

Married: Charlotte, daughter of Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Children: Ten sons including George IV and William IV, and six daughters

Died: January 29, 1820 at Windsor Castle, aged 81 years, 7 months, and 24 days

Buried at: Windsor

Reigned for: 59 years, 3 months, and 2 days

Succeeded by: his son George IV

John Adams

In the 1780's, he served as a diplomat in Europe. He helped with the negotiation of the Treaty of Paris in 1783. Also, he officially ended the Revolutionary war which was from 1775-1783. He strongly disliked extralegal (beyond authority of law) means of protest, and published something called "The True Sentiments of America" and that discredited the rioters.


He was one of the 2 people to sign the Declaration of Independence, and was an ardent (passionate) supporter of the revolution and served on the drafting committee of the Declaration of Independence. Then later after the war, he became the first Vice President, then served as the nation's second president. But later on, lost the second term to Thomas Jefferson.

The Boston Massacre

It all started on March 5, 1770 between a "patriot" mob and a squad of British Soldiers. It started on a street and they were throwing snowballs, stones and sticks. Many colonists were killed and this led to the campaign by speech writers to rouse the anger of citizenry (a whole body of citizens.) The Boston Massacre helped to galvanize (to shock or excite, typically into taking action) the colonial public.
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The Daughters of Liberty

They were women who weren't afraid, and they would resort extralegal (beyond authority of law) means if needed. Mostly, they were American Patriots and were upholders of the boycotts, mostly where tea was involved. The Daughters, wouldn't let each other or their daughters to accept gentlemen callers if they weren't sympathetic to patriots. Lives and reputations were risked as they fought against tyranny (oppressive power.) Contests were held, called "spinning bees," where they would make home-spun cloth and show them off in the middle of their village to encourage others to bring cause to the patriots. The Daughters of Liberty were an integral (necessary) part of the patriot movement.

Conclusion

People during and before the Revolutionary War had a big impact on our lives. They did have disagreements and didn't get along most of the time. But something was done to this generation, that made things civil and pretty much fair. I'm not saying that everything is perfect, because it's not. There still are disagreements, but now we know different ways besides war and fights to solve problems. An example of a way to solve a small disagreement is rock, paper, scissors. Without rebellions, problems, and disagreements, what kind of life would we be living in right now?

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