The project that I am submitting as an artifact for U.S. History is a series of notes we took on documentaries about the revolution of the land, today known as the United States of America. The documentaries talked about America's founding fathers, conflicts with Britain., the revolutionary wars, and the life of the American settlers. It also discussed the European influence on settlers as opposed to the living conditions and ideas of Native Americans.
The founding fathers are the icons that fought for America's independence. They were all well educated, hard-working and dedicated to founding a country. They were tired of the British way of ruling, its expensive taxes and the lack of communication between the two continents. For these reasons, the founding fathers wrote the Deceleration of Independence. The Declaration Independence stated why the settlers were declaring independence, their laws, and the rights the people living in the states have. The Deceleration of Independence angered the British, causing them to attack the settlers by surprise. Over 400 ships and 42 thousand British troops stormed Manhattan, New York. The Americans were outnumbered and out-trained but had better weaponry and could aim better shots. With the strategy of aiming very well at the British soldiers, the Americans were able to overpower them.
Europeans were familiar with the concept of owning land while Native Americans disagreed with that way of living. They lived free on the American continent and believed that supplies, shelters, and food belonged to the land. When the American settlers started building permanent villages and forbidding Native Americans from trespassing their "property" a conflict began between those two sides of people. Native Americans started attacking the settlers' villages and the Settlers attacked back. In addition, when Britain attacked the Americans after they declared Independence from the British rule the Native Americans sided up with the British army. The British promised them to return their land and paid them for every captured settler. Natives were also useful for navigation and their knowledge about the land. Because Native Americans were a great resource to the British Army, the settlers strategy was to attack them first, leaving the British lost in the unknown land. The British surrendered after the French joined the war and sided up with the American settlers and the United States of America finally gained its independence.
In conclusion, the settlers were able to overpower one of the largest and strongest troops despite being greatly outnumbered. It shows the strength and perseverance the people had back then and how far they were willing to go for freedom. Overall, the documentary series helped me better understand the history of the United States. This knowledge will be useful to me in the future as I become a USA citizen.