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1. American RevolutionBy: Connor ChangPatriot 2. March, 5th, 1770Bloody BostonThe Boston Massacre, themost terrifying moment of mylife yet. 3. Bloody BostonMarch, 5th, 1770This is outrageous! I am a 17 years old boy that is in a rich family, which was sent by the British to colonizein America. My name is Henry. We went to the King Street, seeking for a peaceful way to talk about theridiculous stamp act that the King issued upon us. The stamp act was the act that the king issued, the kingwanted to increase the tax on any writing related tools, ink, pen, paper and many more, and is thereason why this massacre happened. How am I supposed to write? I am writing right now, and it is costingme quite a bloody lot because of this freaking dumb act. They said that the act was for us to pay ourdebt because of the British protection they gave us during the 7-year-war, against the French andthe local Indians, the war that my beloved father fought bravely. My father was a commander on thefrontlines the manliest of the manliest soldiers. He once rode a horse and taking his sword and rifle withhim, raising his sword out in his left hand, struck the French with his mighty strength. The British wants us topay for what WE colonist did. Those British soldiers, I just want to kill those red coat lobster backs. Todaysmassacre will always be in my mind, I call it the Boston Massacre, the moment we started to chant forfreedom, the commander said fire and killed my five friends while everyone was fleeing the streets.The taxes rose unreasonably and now I look back at the massacre. The red coats were aiming at us, as ifwe are just some type of target that they practice shooting with. Those ruthless money-sucking bullocks,taking peoples freedom. If people are not able to afford the high taxes, they will go to jail. Think abouttheir family, the children! They have to live without their father taking care of them. This is absolutelytaxation without representation. The idiotic king later issued the sugar act, and it was at our lowesteconomic status. Many people were broke and it influenced many people, especially for the import andexport business. They had to pay so much to do what they do and many smugglers could notsmuggle items because it was too risky because of the new sugar act. Samuel Adams and John Otis,both from Massachusetts, were two major people who wanted to get rid of the Sugar Act. I believe that theyare the right and the British are the wrong, I will follow what they believe is right for us. I was walking alongthe streets when I overheard two men saying they were going to raid a British ship. When I heard that, I wasexcited so I walked over to them and asked what they were planning to do. They explained the entire planto me; I would walk up to the ship and do what they tell me to do. The Boston Tea Party will be fun. 4. July, 4th, 1776Great Sons of LibertyThe Boston TeaParty, we havemade a lot ofdestructiontowards the British. 5. Great Sons of LibertyJuly, 4th, 1776We marched along the streets, with many men along me, I feel safe doing this. We were planning of raidingthe ship that just arrived in the Boston Port, and we were planning to pour all the tea into the ocean to showhow we are unsatisfied with the kings new acts. When we marched, many looked and many followed. Wewalked onto the ship, and beat anyone who got into our way, later, the British soldiers came, but we keptpouring the tea. Even though many of our men were hurt, we never stopped; we need to show the Britishthat we are capable of doing things that will harm their profits. Now they cannot just care about their money,they will need to care about us, their colonies. Many people call it the Boston Tea Party. This was such animportant step towards our revolution to freedom and independence, because this was to show how us,colonist, did not want the tea act from the stupid king.This rebellion caused the most evil act ever, the intolerable acts or the coercive act. This act destroys allof our freedom and I see this as a punishment because of the Boston Tea Party. I am sure this made alot more colonist wants to go against the British now. This act also made the whole colony boycott all theBritish products to try to over throw this act from the king. The congress had agreed to give support toMassachusetts in case of being under attacked by the British, which meant that all 13 colonies leaderhad all agreed to be in a revolutionary war, the American Revolution War.The sons of liberty are all having a meeting in Philadelphia. Its is called the First Continental Congress,the meeting between all 13 colonies. During the meetings, each colony representatives had representedtheir own problems to others. Mostly about the British acts and laws, also they had all talked about starting awar against the British to get their independence. Thats why they all singed the declaration ofindependence. The revolution had just begun. Many great men had been part of this revolution, including,John Hancock, George Washington, John Adams, Sam Adams, Patrick Henry, Thomas Paine,Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. The Sons of Liberty is what they are. Theyhave all signed the Declaration of Independence, showing the British we want freedom and independencefrom their tyrant, King George III. They are all great people, not afraid of the king and want to start a war 6. October 17th, 1777British DefeatedThe Battle of BunkerHill, a very scarybattle 7. British DefeatedOctober 17th, 1777Today, I marched along the great land we fight for the patriots, the people who love their own country. Keeping it awayfrom those loyalist British bastards, who thinks that they are British and they think they are so much better than we arethe people who love their land that they grew up in. Now they just want it to be destroyed by the British. This battle isimportant because this would decide if the French would help us or not. First, I need to write down what I rememberfrom Bunker Hill and Lexington.In the Battle of Lexington and Concord, many of the soldiers were just like me. They were all just normal civilianswho want independence from the British. The army, which is formed by civilians, was called militia, and we weredefinitely a militia. Most of the people in the army were a farmer. I was sure that we couldnt win this war against theBritish with a group of farmers. This was proven at Lexington, the moment the British arrived, the first shots were firedand many of us were already killed! While I was battling, I heard a quick swoosh and I can feel the impact because Isee a hole on the top of my hat behind me and I saw this part of my hat scratched of by that deadly bullet and I knewhow close I was to dying in this battle. We had lost many men during that battle and I was devastated.During the battle of Bunker Hill, we were all very exhausted from fighting against the British. I was ordered to go toBunker Hill and then go to Breeds Hill to block off the British from moving towards Boston. Honestly, I was veryscared, I was just a normal teenager colonist that was quite rich, but then now I have to go to war. But I felt a lot saferwhen I heard that William Prescott will be leading us in this battle, I am not afraid to fight for him. We were all linedup on the vast hills of Breeds Hill and when the British came up the hill, we shot them first, but they shot back. Thisbattle was very quickly over since a lot of people were all in open spaces. 226 of the soldiers on the British sidewere killed, including 19 officers and 886 were wounded. 115 of us were killed and 305 of us were wounded.Even though we killed more and injured more, they sent waves of assault and finally they broke through our defenseand conquered Bunker Hill and Breeds Hill but costing them a total of 1054 men.Back to the Battle of Saratoga, we had won the battle. It was all because of our great tactic, Guerilla Warfare. GuerillaWarfare is where we hide in the bushes below the British eye level and we ambush them and kill the officers. TheBritish were trained to shoot at the eye level and in the same line, so we were sure that we could win this battle. Ofcourse, this tactic worked and we had killed 19 officers and we had defeated the British in a battle for the first time.Luckily, the French now trust us in our capabilities and they are willing to send their support to us and help uswith this war, and it is all thanks to Benjamin Franklin. Benjamin Franklin went to France and talk to manypolitically powerful people and he was the representative for us at France. Another reason why France wanted tohelp us was because the British and the French fought in a war before, and they werent too successful during thewar. But now they know that it is certain that our side would win and that we shown the world that the Britishmilitary could be defeated. The French will now help us, and we started marching towards York Town. 8. September 3rd, 1781Our Last StandOur last battle in this war,finally, independence 9. Our Last StandSeptember 3rd, 1781Today was the day that the British signed the Treaty of Paris with us, Americans. Our 13 colonies arenow called the United States of America, the Treaty of Paris allows us to have no control from the British inour land anymore. The taste of freedom is a sweet as the British tea dumped in the ocean during the BostonTea Party. The Treaty of Paris was signed by, Benjamin Franklin, John Jay, Henry Laurens and JohnAdams. The British representatives were David Hartley and Richard Oswald. Ive heard that painterBenjamin West tried to paint the scene where the British and the Americans is negotiating on the treaty, butbecause they are sore losers they didnt pose for him. The Treaty made clear rules, America to be itsown independent nation, a border between America and British America, right for Americanfisherman to fish in the grand banks, and United States would prevent confiscating Loy