This class is History with my teacher Mr. Tennant. We have taken notes in this class about the revolutionary war. This is important for my future because it was the time that Great Britain attempts to impose greater control over the colonies. In this lesson, we watched movies about the hardships endured by Americans from the 1770's to the 1900's and about the events that led to the American Revolution.
The first movie had talked about how many of the founding fathers had problems in their lives, like alcoholism and debt.The founding fathers where called Samuel Adams, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington. They were all well educated, hard-working and dedicated to founding a country. They had really low taxes and they were happy about it but it didn't last long.
There was a tariff for bringing in supplies. This caused colonists, including John Hancock, to smuggle in rum so it could not be taxed. Bostonians retaliated by destroying royal property. Samuel Adams fired them up with great speeches that inspired colonists all around. Taxing caused many problems, some ending in death. It was difficult to retrieve water safe enough to drink. This forced everyone to depend on alcohol. Even slaves drank beer, children drank booze themselves because it was sterile to drink. They could not drink water and milk since it was full of diseases that are unsafe to drink.
The final movie we watched was called "The Men Who Built America" and goes back to the 1770s and talked about the two important characters, Daniel Boone and Blackfish. The movie explained that back in the 1770s, it was exceedingly dangerous for Americans to hunt for game since native Americans would hunt and kill anyone on their land. Men would hunt in the land because they were desperate for money and the hides of animals in those parts of the land were extremely valuable. Since Daniel Boone was in debt, he had the choice to either work in a labor camp or blaze into the Kentucky territory in order to pay his debt.