S: Maxwell's Fight For Freedom
FC: Maxwell's Fight For Freedom By: Courtney McAlister
1: Maxwell's Fight for Freedom By: Courtney McAlister
2: This is Maxwell.
3: Maxwell lived in the South Carolina Colony during the American Revolution and played a big role in politics.
4: Maxwell strongly believed in Americas independence.
5: He disliked all the unnecessary taxes Great Britain imposed on America.
6: He really wanted independence, but he didn't think America could afford (much less win) a war against a great country like England.
7: One day, at a meeting in the salon, one of his fellow philosophers and politicians recommended starting a war.
8: Nobody was really sure about a war against the big powerhouse of England, so everyone decided to sleep on it.
9: The next day, England put another tax on America.
10: When the war broke out, the “Continental Army” was formed with men from the colonies, including Maxwell.
11: Many families split because of different views about the war. This was one of the many troubles Maxwell had to face. This is because his son Winston was a Loyalist.
12: The next day was the first battle. It was the Battle of Lexington and Concord, also known as, the 'shot heard round the world'.
13: The battles at Lexington and Concord were running engagements taking place both in the towns and along the roadsides, lasting all day and ending with the British penned up in the city of Boston.
14: After the Battle of Concord, which occurred at the Old North Bridge, the British Soldiers had to fight their way all the way back to Boston.
15: They fought for over 16 miles. It took them about 8 hours to make it back.
16: Luckily Maxwell's son, Winston, lived through this battle. Although he did have some serious wounds he made it to Boston.
17: Although there were many casualties, the continental army won the American Revolution.
18: Maxwell helped make a document that declared the freedom of America from Britain, a document that we know today as the Declaration of Independence.
19: Winston made a full recovery and eventually became a Patriot, just like his father.
20: After the Declaration of Independence was adopted in 1776, Patriot families celebrated the Fourth of July as a holiday. Towns planned a day of festivities including gun salutes, patriotic speeches, dances, sporting events, bell ringing, and bonfires.
21: And they lived happily ever after. The End.