An analysis of the book 1776 about the american revolution

New England colonists resented their losses of lives, as well as the effort and expenditure involved in subduing the fortress, only to have it returned to their erstwhile enemy.

Scene Three[ edit ] June 7, Discouraged but determined, Adams declares his vision of his new country. The affair was investigated for possible treason, but no action was taken. Jefferson has spent the week moping, prompting a sharp rebuke by Adams, which is flatly rebuffed by Jefferson.

Lawrence Henry Gipson writes: Jefferson agrees to draft the document. Adams has reservations, but Lee is convinced he cannot fail, as a member of the oldest and most glorious family in America: Thomsonthe secretary, reads the declaration to Congress.

Lee reads his resolutionbut John Dickinson of Pennsylvania moves to indefinitely postpone the question of independence. James Theatre and, finally, the Majestic Theatre Jefferson refuses, stating that "the King is a tyrant whether we say so or not.

A Boston town meeting declared that no obedience was due to parliamentary laws and called for the convening of a convention.

Richard Henry Lee was instructed by the Virginia legislature to propose independence, and he did so on June 7, They declared that they were states now, not colonies.

Dominion rule triggered bitter resentment throughout New England; the enforcement of the unpopular Navigation Acts and the curtailing of local democracy angered the colonists. A vote is taken; five colonies vote to debate the resolution and five vote for indefinite postponement; New York abstains "courteously" which becomes a running gag throughout the play and Stephen Hopkins of Rhode Island, after a momentary absence, votes for debate.

All official documents, newspapers, almanacs, and pamphlets were required to have the stamps—even decks of playing cards. Hancock leads the delegates in signing the Declaration, but is interrupted by the courier with another dispatch from Washington, "Commander of the Army of the United Colonies By now, Adams is worrying and begins trying to win over some of the states, sending Thomas McKean to try to convince his Delaware colleague George Read and Franklin to convince James Wilson of Pennsylvania, while himself trying to convince Samuel Chase of Maryland.

The delegates freeze in position as the Liberty Bell rings to a fevered pitch. Scene Six[ edit ] Jefferson is outside the chamber as Mr. The crowd grew threatening, throwing snowballs, rocks, and debris at them.

He was replaced as Rutledge by David Cryer who was in turn replaced by John Cullum who became one of the few Broadway replacements in history to recreate a role on film. Rhode Island and Connecticut simply took their existing royal charters and deleted all references to the crown.

Benjamin Franklin made the case for repeal, explaining that the colonies had spent heavily in manpower, money, and blood in defense of the empire in a series of wars against the French and Indians, and that further taxes to pay for those wars were unjust and might bring about a rebellion.

The colonists protested, and the boundary line was adjusted in a series of treaties with the Indians. Townshend Acts and the Tea Act Further information: New claims will arise.

The British captured the fortress of Louisbourg during the War of the Austrian Successionbut then ceded it back to France in Parliament insisted that the colonies effectively enjoyed a " virtual representation " as most British people did, as only a small minority of the British population elected representatives to Parliament.

The governor of Massachusetts was instructed to collect evidence of said treason, and the threat caused widespread outrage, though it was not carried out. It may be said as truly that the American Revolution was an aftermath of the Anglo-French conflict in the New World carried on between and In MayCongress voted to suppress all forms of crown authority, to be replaced by locally created authority.

There will be no end of it. In Boston, the Sons of Liberty burned the records of the vice admiralty court and looted the home of chief justice Thomas Hutchinson. They decided what form of government to create, and also how to select those who would craft the constitutions and how the resulting document would be ratified.

The five argue about who should write the declaration "But, Mr. Colonists emphasized their determination by boycotting imports of British merchandise. In its three-year run, it played in three different theatres: The second act was the Administration of Justice Act which ordered that all British soldiers to be tried were to be arraigned in Britain, not in the colonies.

After the dance, the remaining delegates depart, leaving Andrew McNair the custodianthe courier, and a workman in the chamber. Adams, thinking fast, calls for a postponement of the vote on independence, expressing the need for a declaration defining the reasons for independence. Scene Five[ edit ] On June 22, Congress has reconvened.From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the SparkNotes The American Revolution (–) Study Guide has everything you need to ace quizzes, tests, and essays.

is a musical with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and a book by Peter story is based on the events surrounding the signing of the Declaration of dramatizes the efforts of John Adams to persuade his colleagues to vote for American independence and to sign the document.

It premiered on Broadway in. The American Revolution was a colonial revolt that took place between and The American Patriots in the Thirteen Colonies won independence from Great Britain, becoming the United States of defeated the British in the American Revolutionary War in alliance with France and others.

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