The Declaration of Independence is an important part of American democracy because first it contains the ideals or goals of our nation. Second it contains the complaints of the colonists against the British king.
the battle of yorktown 1781
A stupendous American victory in October 1777, the success at Saratoga gave France the confidence in the American cause to enter the war as an American ally.
articles of confederation 1781
The six-month encampment of General George Washingtons Continental Army at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777-1778 was a major turning point in the American Revolutionary War.
shays rebellion january 1787
The outcome in Yorktown, Virginia marked the conclusion of the last major battle of the American Revolution and the start of a new nation's independence.
The significance of the Articles of Confederation is that it provided enough of a structure for the nation to survive during those eight years, while the American people learned about the requirements to run an effective national government.
A Day to Remember: January 25, 1787- Shays' Rebellion Gets Bloody. in early 1787, Shays' forces were met with defeat as the plan to overtake armory at Springfield, Massachusetts failed.