Honors American History
October 3, 2014
Ellis, Joseph J. Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jun 4, 2013. Pp. 1, 625
Joseph Ellis considers congress essential in order to change the fate of the Americans. He loves to tell his stories in narratives that make you feel as if you’re inside the book. He takes us back to the historic summer of 1776 where the American colonist and the English disregarded their relationships and fought to the death. Everybody presumes the American Revolution started with the shots fired in the fields. Joseph Ellis believes when congress decided that independence from ...view middle of the document...
He declares the defeat suffered by Britain was a result of Parliament’s poor decision taking. Joseph illustrates how the English government was a failure in the political aspect in the distinguish battle that took place in Long Island. ‘For the unattractive truth was that several British ministries had badly miscalculated the depth and range of American opposition to the extension of Parliament’s authority over the colonies. These ministries had arrogantly assumed that the imposition of British military power in 1774 would coerce the colonist into submission’ (Ellis 474). The indicated statement validates the argument the author intends to prove with solid data. Joseph Ellis is equitable to state the relation between the army and government. He says that events occurring in the battlefield act accordingly to the situation taking place under each respective rule of power in government. This causes Joseph Ellis to pay reverence towards the Continental Congress for their supremacy opposing the English Parliament.
Joseph Ellis holds the government in high regard and considers them the vital key to success. It’s hard to argue with the author when he uses such concrete information and exceptional sources. All the primary sources are precisely associated with the individual he’s discussing. He presents both sides to particularly evaluate respective decisions of the governments. The footnotes show reliable sources used by the author with notable writings of the described times, this being the summer of 1776. He honors the Colonial Congress for their efforts upon deciding to take on the world’s most feared nation. They honorably took the British forces such as the Royal Navy, the finest navy at that point in time. Colonial officers endure bitter battles with an inexperienced army and need to be respected for their struggles. Joseph Ellis adores John Adams & Comp. for their ambition to gaze into the future, permitting prosperity towards the best nation we know today.
Some might argue the importance of the Continental Army during the fight for freedom. Copious amount of people think government was inactive and...