American Revolution Rotunda

Thej Bandi and Tate Yonvikai

The American Revolution is the story of how a group of people fought to end their plight and regain their deserved rights. The colonists had absolutely no choice but to pursue independence from what they ultimately deemed was a corrupted, oppressive English government.

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First Continental Congress by Allyn Cox

The First Continental Congress held the meeting of delegates of twelve of the thirteen colonies that met on September 5 to October 26, 1774 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, early in the American Revolution. The congress met to decide their reaction towards that intolerable act as well as the punishment of Boston due to the Boston Tea Party. The congress aimed for a nonviolent reconciliation with King George III through a petition argued for their liberty and rights that had been suppressed. The painting shows the delegates of the congress preaching about the oppressive situation that the British has put them in. It also argues that the congress was in peaceful agreement, which was not the case because the delegates were each in different levels of rebellion: from loyalist to patriots.

The Battle of Bunker Hill

The Battle of Bunker Hill was on June 17, 1775 early in the Revolutionary War. The truth about this British victory was that it was a battle that was actually fought on Breed’s Hill near Boston. This battle led to the British control of the Charlestown Peninsula. The story of this painting shows the invading red coats marching upon the colonist lands. The painting also argues that the British are instigating the aggression and violence that has led to so much death and that the colonist had no choice but to defend themselves.

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