Coolest Events In History

  1. The American Revolution
  2. Trojan War

The American Revolution

What was the American revolution?

The American revolutionary war (April 19, 1775 –Sep 3, 1783), or the American war of Independence, was vital to the American Revolution. It was the war considered to be the declaration of independence for the  United States. The American patriots were supported by the kingdom of Spain, the King of France, and the Dutch Republic, who helped get over the British colonization. Due to these problems, conflicts occurred in North America, the Caribbean, and the Atlantic Ocean.

The facts of this revolution

The American Revolutionary War “officially” started on April 19, 1775, at the battle of Concord and Lexington. The Continental Congress first met on September 9th, 1774. The Boston Tea Party took place on December 16th, 1773. On May 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress met. There was a secret plan to kill George Washington by Thomas Hickey, one of his guards.

Significance of why it is the coolest event

It signifies a total transformation for the Americans. The revolution affected the fundamental changes in the political and socio-economic development spheres of the 13 American colonies. It turned the independent nation from a combination of colonial dependencies under British rule. The significance of this war was the way to the utmost fundamental change in the ruled county. What numerous of those writers and philosophers imagined,  the American Revolution created—a nation in which ideals of liberty, equality, natural and civil rights, and responsible citizenship are the basis of law and the foundation of a free society.

How it came to be the coolest?

First, guerrilla warfare played a major role in the war of independence, replacing the pitched battle in the earlier periods of the revolution. Second, the revolution took place outside the boundaries of the parent nation. These two things made the American revolution remarkable compared to the French Revolution.

The events that caused the American Revolution

  • The Taxation of Colonies Act 1778 was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain under the order of King George III that declared Parliament would not impose any duty, tax, or assessment for raising revenue in any of the colonies of British America or the British West Indies.
  • The Boston massacre was a confrontation in Boston on March 5, 1770, in which a group of nine British soldiers shot five people out of a crowd of four or five hundred soldiers.
  • The Boston Tea Party was an American Political mercantile protest of the Sons of Liberty in Boston on Dec 16, 1773. The target was the Tea Act of 10 May 1773, which allowed the British East India company to sell tea from China in American colonies without paying taxes.

People who played a vital role in the revolution

  • George Washington- A hero in the revolution, he is acclaimed for his famous dangerous attack on British-align Hessian mercenaries on Christmas evening 1776. Led by Washington himself, the Continental Army triumphed by passing the icy Delaware River and attacking the enemy camp in Trenton, New Jersey.
  • Founding Father Thomas Jefferson- As the silent member, at 33, created the Declaration of Independence draft. In years he toiled to make these words in Virginia real. Most importantly, he wrote a bill on religious freedom, enacted in 1786.
  • Benjamin Franklin- During the American Revolution, he served in the Second Continental Congress and helped draft the Declaration of Independence in 1776. He was paramount in obtaining support from King Louis XVI of France. He was responsible for signing a significant military alliance in 1778.

Trojan War

A Brief History Of the Trojan War

The Trojan War – a legendary conflict for over 10 years between the early Greeks and the people of Troy in western Anatolia, dated by later Greek authors to about 1,180 B.C. – This War started because of Love. Long ago, there was a really happy couple, Helen and Odysseus. Both of them were already married, and then a few years later, a man called Paris, fell in love with Helen and asked her to be his wife. Helen approved royally, and then Paris took Helen with him and both of them ran to the city of Troy. When Odysseus realized that his wife was missing, he got really angry, and then he started a search for his wife. Because of that, a legendary 10-year conflict started.

Long ago, there was a couple, Priam and Hecuba. Hecuba was pregnant, and this was supposed to be a happy moment, but no; everybody was tensed because this child was prophesied to be the one to destroy Troy.  So as soon as the boy was born, the couple ordered one of their servants to kill their new boy, so the servant left the child on a mountain. Then about a week later the servant went to check on the child and realized that the boy was still alive, so impressed by this the servant decided to raise the child as his own. Fifteen years later, the boy (Paris) was united with his family again. It turned out that they all forgot about the prophecy.

Helen is the most important figure in the Trojan War. Helen is the daughter of Zeus and Leda. Her putative father was Tyndareus. Later when she grew up, she was married to Menelaus, the king of Sparta. Everybody liked her, and she grew up to be the most beautiful woman to ever live at that time. Her abduction created a spark to start the Trojan War.

According to the ancient Greek epic poet Homer, the Trojan War was caused by Paris, son of the Trojan king, and Helen, wife of the Greek king Menelaus, when they went off together to Troy. Paris had abducted her due to her beauty. To get Helen back, Menelaus sought help from his brother Agamemnon, who assembled a Greek army to defeat Troy.

How a Horse Won the War for Menelaus

Menelaus went to search for Helena after the abduction in Troy, but then the people from Troy continuously declined to say that they would not give Helena back, and because of that, war was declared. Menelaus and his army continuously attacked for over 10 years. Soon, Menelaus’s soldiers started to give up saying that it was impossible to attack Troy, but then Odysseus came up with an idea; he said that if they made a horse and place it near a gate of Troy, the people would think it as a symbol of peace and take it in; and in the horse, there will be able to carry 50 soldiers inside; and once they are inside Troy, they will open the gates for their soldiers and destroy the place completely and capture Helena and make sure to kill Paris. And yes, this plan worked, and the 10-year-old war was won by Menelaus.

This war lasted for 10 years, so surely many things would have been destroyed during that time. Here are a few losses after the war:

  • Many major heroes died and ruined most of the civilizations.
  • Very valuable weapons were destroyed due to the war.
  • The city fell to ruins except for the Trojan Horse.
  • All the currency, gold, structures, kingdoms, and other valuable items were destroyed which meant that this was not a rich place and could not function anymore.
  • Troy was never rebuilt and is still in ruins right now.

Fun Facts of the Trojan War

  • 33 of the 50 States feature a town or city named Troy. There is only one town, in New York, called Greece.
  • The war was won by a horse.
  • According to the legends, the Trojan War ended with the defeat of the Trojans and the sacking of Troy.
  • Homer lived 400 years ago after the Trojan War was set, so it is believed that the story told by him about the war is true.

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