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.


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3 thoughts on “WAR FOR PEACE

  1. This is very interesting. I like how you said that battle grounds are not limited to one place partially because the early Americans were inexperienced fighters. Also, could this argument go on a tangent and agree with Thomas Jefforson “that the roots of the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of patriots and tyrants?”

  2. I like the point that you brought up about how battles and disputes are inevitable and significant in progressing America and how it contributed to the formation of America as a nation by the end of the Revolutionary War. I definitely agree with this. I think I can relate it to the blog post I wrote, in how the fight for control between England and the colonists propelled the events of the American Revolution. This need for control was expressed through physical violence and rebellions against an oppressive system. Also, you mentioned they needed a common goal, which was freedom. This is a concise and truthful blog post. I liked it!

  3. It’s unfortunate that wars cause change, but I agree they are one of the most effective ways to end conflicts between nations or populations. It’s ironic, Americans fighting for peace. I hope one day we can effectively find a way to resolve conflicts without violence, but until then wars will be a part of history.

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