Battles played a major role in the development of baby America, ranging from small one-day battles to others that lasted years. Without fights and quarrels between inhabitants of the New World, no change would have occurred, and quite frankly, it would be an exceptionally boring nation to live in.
Some of the first battles in American history included the colonists and the Europeans over land ownership, and the usual “I called dibs on this land first!” This is merely a glimpse of how effective the Americans would later be at asserting what’s theirs, and what they believe is their independence.
Fast forward a couple years, and the French and Indian War is on. This war included many smaller battles taking place in a lot (and by a lot, I mean A LOT) of places. Americans were not limited to only one fighting ground. Once young and inexperienced, America was gradually becoming more and more trained and experienced, ready to take on the world.
Battles and wars were not limited to just land disputes, but also rights and laws, and later, taxes and freedom. Americans slowly learned that nothing comes free, especially freedom. Fighting for a common goal led to unity of the colonies, and unity led to success (most of the time).
The main event was the Revolutionary War, where the Americans finally rebelled against the British in order to be an independent nation. Leading up to the Declaration of Independence being written and signed were a lot of blood, sweat, and tears. But mostly blood. The Boston Massacre is known to be one of the many sparks that led to the explosion of new ideas, and a new nation being born. The gumption and enthusiasm that Americans had toward being free and break the binding cuff from Britain showed they were ready for it all, and could take on even harder tasks later on.
Wars were the big stepping stone toward peace and regulation, and achieving the American dream.