The true beginning of the Revolutionary Era began with the American Revolution. Revolutionary Experiences leading up to the war gave many an inside look into the world of a soldier, and the community in their daily lives. "Daily Life in the Colonies" displayed the typical lives of the New England population in rural areas. The majority of the community resided outside of cities, and families depended on their livestock and crops in order to have a descent living. Men often worked on the hard labor outdoors as farmers, while women stayed indoors and completed simple indoor tasks such as sewing and cleaning. Individuals were unable to read at the time, leaving women no education opportunity whatsoever. "The Global Village" portrayed significant areas across the globe, and their colonizing regions. Few examples include the Ivory Coast in the 1700s, in which thousands of American slaves were shipped under horrible conditions, and the Mississippi River in the 1770s, in which Texans transported goods through cattle. "Military Perspectives" among American and British soldiers greatly differed. The Americans were not as well off as they were once believed to be, with an army that was was nowhere near as trained or professional. As the most powerful global military force, the British had their had improved weapons, a higher status, and their gear handed to them, where as the Americans were expected to carry their own gear and had weapons that were often inaccurate. These links are significant because they were the start of the American Revolutionary War for the thirteen colonies in the gain for independence of the United States of America.
American soldiers in December of 1777 enduring the conditions of Valley Forge
The Long Winter was the story of the American troops that endured a long period of time in horrible conditions throughout the American Revolutionary War. Valley Forge was a site of the military camp of the American army between December of 1777 onto 1778 in eastern Pennsylvania, the "breadbasket" of the United States. Many troops endured horendous weather conditions, which led to many illnesses and diseases that spread quickly theoughout the camp. Soldiers were also starved due to the lack of food and resources available, leading to malnutrition and soon enough, illness and death. Their boots were worn out, and some even had to get by by being barefoot in these conditions. However, despite the hardship and difficulties, soldiers decided to stay with the army, since many were very commited to what is known as the revolutionary ideology. They were also commited to their Commander George Washington, and his consistency and steadiness with the troops. Von Steuben was a drilling instructor who drilled the US troops and trained them in a matter of professionalism. His work drove the US to later then sign a treaty of alliance with France, which was significant by showing their remarkable progress as a strong unit.
Korikancha and Santo Domingo
The Vistas reading was entirely focused on the visibility of politics and power in the era. The levels of power were as follows: First level consisted of Kings and second his appointed viceroys. In the 16th century as well, war and governance were considered to be the root of political reform and of tremendous importance. In all, the visible representation through works of art and objects conveyed the strengths and weaknesses of political power and if it were lacking as well.
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Mundy, B. (2005). Vistas: Surveying Political Force. Retrieved from https://www.smith.edu/vistas/vistas_web/units/surv_politics.htm
Darty, A. (Director). (n.d.). The Long Winter [Video file].