American Revolutionaries (1775-1781)

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General George Washington crossing the Delaware River, December 26th, 1776.

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The red regions were the thirteen original American colonies. After winning the American Revolutionary War, we gained all the land south of the 49th parallel, east of the Mississippi, and north of Spanish Florida from the British.

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Technology

We melted a statue of King George to obtain lead from which to make musket balls for our troops. Our main weapon of choice was the musket, and after bringing in the Marquis de Lafayette, we added the bayonet to our muskets. At first we utilized the hunting rifles we had used for hunting for decades before. We also utilized cannons in our arsenal of weapons. One of the biggest uses of cannons was at Dorchester Heights were General Henry Knox marched down after capturing Fort Ticonderoga with heavy British cannons. We used their intimidation power to coerce the British to back down. Even though they were not a direct part of the Revolution, Ben Franklin's inventions count toward our technological innovations, as Franklin was a Revolutionary. He invented the lightning rod, bifocal lenses, and the Franklin oven. Our men in the Northeast were very good at building the ships for the British for decades. Now their expertise was used for our benefit as we built a Navy, especiallly during the term of John Adams, one of our Founding Fathers.

Culture

We are basically the children of the British, and therefore our culture is very similar to that of our founding nation. Tea is an integral part of our culture, and we are very opposed to any taxation on our tea, especially when we have no representation in Parliament. The Enlightenment ideals are also very much a key component of our culture, as they helped us to realize our independence from Britain. We support the idea of freedom, equality, democracy, and rational, reasonable, logical thinking. These philosophical ideas are seen in Thomas Jefferson's Decalration of Independence becuase his philiosophy was highly influenced by John Locke.

Religion

Almost our entire population is composed of Protestants, due to the fact that our land was colonized by Protestants for the purpose of practicing Protestantism. Specifically, in New England, Pilgrims and Puritans make up the majority of the population. However, Rhode Island was founded on religious freedom, so some Catholics and Quakers are allowed to live there. Another colony that harbors Catholics is Maryland. Pennsylvania was also founded as a colony where there would be freedom of religion, and therefore became a predominantly Quaker state. When we established our great nation, religious freedom was explicitly stated in the Bill of Rights as it was very important to us, as well as our ancestors.

Blog

Blog Entry One: March 5th, 1770. A bunch of British soldiers just shot and killed five American colonists in Boston. How dare they! They just opened fire and shot eleven people, five of whom died. Today is a very sorrowful day for the colonies, and shall be known as the Boston Massacre. The first person to die was Crispus Attucks, and he was the first martyr in the American Revolution. This event is a terrible deed, and we need to punish the British for their oppression. A rumor has been spreading that John Adams, a respected lawyer in town, will be sought to defend these soldiers. Good luck to him, as I feel Boston will not be to kind to him in the upcoming months.
Blog Entry Two: December 16th, 1773. We have decided to protest the intolerable tea tax the British have imposed on our colonies. We refuse to pay such high taxes for a commodity that we have purchased for so cheaply before. Who do they think they are? They act as if we are a source of revenue, not a colony of theirs with real people. How do they expect to have us respect their laws if Parliament will not hear our voice on the issues that affect us? Those Britons can actually think that we will pay for the war they waged with France. We are all dressing up as Mohawk Indians, and we're going into Boston Harbor tonight. In the dead of the night, while everyone is sleeping, we'll board the British cargo ship that is carrying the tea, and we'll dump it all overboard! That'll teach those Britons who to tax next time!
Blog Entry Three: April 19th, 1775. The British are coming! The British are coming! Well, actually, they came last night, trying to sneak into Lexington and Concord when everyone's sleeping! They actually thought that they would get away with it. But nope, Paul Revere and William Dawes came to the rescue and warned us all. Good thing they were there to ring the warning bell. We had a little skirmish with the British on the Lexington green, a few minutemen died, and we lost the battle. However, at the Battle of Concord, we defeated the British and forced them to retreat all the way to Boston, inflicting a lot of damage while they were running away. We were quick and decisive in our attack on the retreating Red Coats. These battles were the start of the American Revolutionary War, and hopefully they will start the path toward our freedom.
Blog Entry Four: October 19th, 1781. We've done it! With the help of the French Infantry and Navy, who had finally arrived, we forced Lord Cornwallis to surrender. It turns out, he was so embarrassed that he lost to us, that he sent his deputy, General O'Hara, to give the formal surrender. So, following Cornwallis's lead, our beloved General Washington repayed the favor by sending his deputy, General Lincoln, to receive the surrender sword. It is so fulfilling and exhilarating to see our years of sacrifice and hard work finally give us something back. To see the Red Coats surrendering to us was a sight not many people see in their lifetime, and I am glad I have gotten to feel that thrill. It seems as if our final independence is within our grasp!

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Major language was English.

Good job, men. Just wanted to let you guys know that the revolution you started was the right move to make. Don't be worried about it being too rowdy and extreme-such a revolution was inevitable and well-planned. --Early Conservatives

Nice work with your revolution, Americans. Thanks for the inspiration, since we both had our revolutions around the same time. Of course, ours was more radical than yours...but I guess you guys are the ones who have lasted in your revolutionary ways. Our revolution was finally over when Napoleon took the reins, so I'm impressed that you were able to keep the British from meddling in your affairs. Maybe sometime we could get together and talk about revolution...those Founding Fathers were really brave men. Someday we hope to trade with you and use your industry to boost both of our economies. I feel as if this is this is the start of a mutual friendship that shall last for millenia between our two great and similar countries. We have so much to share and so much in common, we can forge a powerful alliance in the years to come. We welcome you with open arms here in France. Good luck!
Take care,
French Revolutionaries

I hope you "Americans" are happy with your independence. If it were on different terrain closer to home, I'm sure that the outcome would have been different. Without British guidance, you scoundrels will watch your goverment fall into shambles. We were the bloodline that kept you safe from the devilish French aggressors and indians in the west. It was us who provided you with the items you treasure, try lasting a few months without authentic British tea. You guys will all come crawling back to the Union Jack in due time.
Sincerely-
The British