The 1857 war of Independence, or Indian Rebellion of 1857, was the first Indian war of Independence and it was contained on June 20,1858 with the fall of Gwalior. It began on May 10, 1857 when Indian sepoys from the East Indian Company's army created a mutiny in Meerut that soon spread throughout the central and northern India cities.Know More
Most of the major battles were confined to the Delhi region, Bihar, northern MP, and UP regions. It is known as India's First War of Independence.
The East India Company wanted to build revenue so they started to expand their British territories into Asia, which led to the annexing of several independent Rajas in India from 1848 to 1854. The Company created an army of 200,000 South Asians with 40,000 British soldiers so that by 1857, the country of India belonged to the British. It is thought that the reason for the war was not just because of the India people's desire for freedom, but also because the British expansionism was so vast and so quick. The British intensified their conquests throughout the region quickly and hurriedly leading to intensified Indian unrest.
The East India Company also pushed the limits of the Indian people by forcing extreme taxes on them and torturing them. The bloody revolution began and although it was unsuccessful, it did nearly defeat a large world power when it was organized only by peasants with limited resources and limited training. India would earn its independence in 1947.Learn More
After Panama won its independence from Colombia in 1903, the Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty was negotiated, which gave the United States the 10-mile strip that is now the Panama Canal. The dream of the Panama Canal began much sooner, however. The British and Americans plotted together throughout the 19th century to devise an abbreviated trade route between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.Full Answer >
The 13 stripes on the American flag represent the original 13 colonies that declared independence from Britain in 1776. The stars represent the number of states in the union. Their number has grown from 13, and became 50 when Hawaii joined the United States in 1960.Full Answer >
The Declaration of Independence set forth a formal assessment of grievances against the British government and declared that, because their rights had been violated repeatedly, the 13 North American colonies were formally declaring their independence from British rule. It had the additional benefit of bringing all the colonies together as a unified group and provided justification for intervention by future allies, such as France.Full Answer >
As one of the original 13 colonies, some of New Hampshire's most interesting facts center around its struggle for independence and its many notable firsts. New Hampshire's most notable first was being the first colony to establish an independent government.Full Answer >