America's revolution was both a civil war within british north america and, by 1778, part of a world war involving european powers the british fought the war with an army of professional soldiers, lifetime recruits who were subject to strict military discipline. The first historians of the revolution often obscured the role of these down-and-outers, emphasizing the early patriotism of the militias instead but scholars today have no doubt these men served as the army's foundation for seven years of war.
Than the militia we need to know why these men fought and why the american regulars performed better than the militia the answers surely will help us to understand the revolution, especially if we can discover whether what made men fight reflected what they believed-and felt- about the revolution. The revolutionary war (1775-83), also known as the american revolution, arose from growing tensions between residents of great britain’s 13 north american colonies and the colonial government. History january 28, 2014 women in battle while countless stories recount the heroics of men who fought for american independence, far fewer chronicle the equally heroic actions of the women who served during the revolutionary war.
The contributions of the men who drafted the documents of the revolution, commanded the forces, fought in the war, and offered support have been well documented the revolution was not a one-gender war, however. The contributions of the men who drafted the documents of the revolution, commanded the forces, fought in the war, and offered support have been well documented the revolution was not a one-gender war, however many women contributed to the effort, and it is time their stories are told. “why men fought in the american revolution,” explains the reasons that american men decided to fight and risk their lives for their families and their beliefs robert l middlekauff lists his opinions in this excerpt of the many reasons men chose to fight against the british in the revolutionary war.
Find out more about the history of revolutionary war, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more killing five men in what was known as the boston.
The american revolution was a truly global conflict, with battles being fought in north america, the caribbean, and europe the british were aided by both loyal native american tribes, and hessian troops from various german principalities.