David Mccullough 1776 Summary

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The year 1776 was a year of great importance when considering, not only the Revolutionary War, however the status of The United States of America today. This was a year of copious events that had a tremendous impact on the dramatic turn of events throughout the Revolutionary War. Major events during this year includes: the publication of Common Sense, The United States Declaration of Independence, The Battle of Long Island, George Washington crossing the Delaware, etc. These events had a tremendous impact on the start of the Revolutionary War and the major shift in powers through out the war. The magnitude of the effects due to the events during this year is immeasurable and the outcome of the war could have been completely different if everything didn’t happen as it …show more content…
After reading this book I was able to gather that his thesis was that 1776 was a year of great importance. David McCullough did an exquisite job carrying out his thesis to the reader and did so in numerous ways. The first point that I would like to talk is that he went into great depth to explain people or events that the typical reader would not normally know. From my prior history experience just from taking numerous U.S history classes throughout the course of my life, McCullough discussed in detail facts that I have never in my life heard, completely altering my perspective on how the Revolutionary War actually was. Another way that I believe the author carried out his thesis was that although being somewhat biased towards the American perspective, he was able to talk about most events from both the British perspective and the Colonial perspective. The last main way that I believe David McCullough successfully carried out his thesis was how he built

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