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  American Revolution - American war of independence
The war began with the attempt by Gage to seize the armaments held by Congress at Concord and the exchange of shots at Lexington.
Throughout the Revolutionary War Congress was plagued by adventurers from Europe, who arrived with written introductions from the American representatives in Paris, fantastic claims of prior rank and experience and demands for senior appointments in the American Army.
At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War the British Regular Army comprised 2 Troops of Horse Guards, 5 Regiments of Horse, 3 Regiments of Dragoon Guards, 14 Regiments of Dragoons, 3 Regiments of Light Dragoons, 3 Regiments of Foot Guards and 70 Regiments of Foot.
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 Lycos Retriever: Search results for revolutionary war
The Napoleonic Wars were a series of conflicts fought between France under the leadership of Napoleon Bonaparte and a number of European nations between 1799 and 1815.
During the Wars (for during this period the fighting was not constant) warfare was to change and move towards modern warfare leaving behind forever the idea of war as a sport of kings and moving towards the concept of Total War and the nations in arms.
He was a member of the Revolutionary committee from 1774 to 1776, and later raised a military company during the American Revolutionary War.
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  The American Revolutionary War: Keeping Independence Part 1: The American Independent Spirit
But the American soldiers were fighting to protect their homes and families from soldiers they viewed as troublesome Frenchmen and Native Americans.
when the British-American side won that war, the Americans got to go back to their way of life as they knew it, with one important difference: The British government was very much in debt.
Americans wanted to meet and discuss the terrible things the British government was doing to them, they would have to meet in secret.
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  EH.Net Encyclopedia: Economics of the American Revolutionary War
The thirteen American colonies were one part of a global empire generated by the British in a series of colonial wars beginning in the late seventeenth century and continuing on to the mid eighteenth century.
In October as American forces closed in on Quebec the King of England in a speech to Parliament declared that the colonists having formed their own government were now fighting for their independence.
Lacking both the numbers and the discipline of its adversary the American army was unlikely to be able to meet the British army on equal terms on the battlefield (Higginbotham, 1977).
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 American Revolutionary War
The American Revolutionary War (also known as the American War of Independence) was a war fought between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its North American colonies (these colonies allied with France, from 1775 to 1783).
In April 1782, the British House of Commons voted to end the war with the American colonies and the government of war proponent Lord North was ousted.
According to data from the Daughters of the American Revolution, the last surviving U.S. veteran of the conflict, George Fruits, died in 1876 at the age of 114.
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 American Revolutionary War information - Search.com
The war was the culmination of the American Revolution, a colonial struggle against political and economic policies of the British Empire.
American militiamen and their Indian allies marched to relieve the siege, but were ambushed and scattered at the Battle of Oriskany on August 6.
The northern, southern, and naval theaters of the war converged in 1781 at Yorktown, Virginia.
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 American Revolutionary War
The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies.
American militiamen, many of them outraged by the reported murder of an American woman at the hands of Burgoyne’s Indian allies, flocked to Gates’s army, swelling his force to 11,000 by the beginning of October.
In the American West — which was then west of the Appalachians, south of the Great Lakes, and east of the Mississippi River —; the American Revolutionary War was an Indian War.
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 American Revolution - Revolutionary War Battles
The Americans who had limited gunpowder held their fire until the British were within fifty feet, then they opened fire on the thick column of British soldiers before them.
The Americans were forced to withdraw, Bunker Hill was in British hands, but 226 British soldiers died taking the Hill and 828 were wounded.
Ever since the failure of the American invasion of Canada, it had been the intention of Sir Guy Carleton, in accordance with the wishes of the ministry, to invade New York by way of Lake Champlain, and to secure the Mohawk valley and the upper waters of the Hudson.
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 TheHistoryNet | American Revolutionary War
American Revolutionary War: Minuteman Isaac Davis was Shot During the Battle of Concord
Minuteman Isaac Davis, shot by the British at Concord Bridge in April 1775, was one of the first to die in the cause of American Independence.
The letters of a young German grenadier officer serving with the French describe the pivotal actions at Redoubts 9 and 10 during the climactic battle of the American Revolution.
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 American Revolution. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Treaty of Paris in that year ended the French and Indian Wars and removed a long-standing threat to the colonies.
Esek Hopkins had led a raid in the Bahamas in 1776, John Barry won a name as a gallant commander, and John Paul Jones was one of the most celebrated commanders in all U.S. naval history, but their exploits were isolated incidents.
Some of the more radical Revolutionary leaders were disappointed in the turn toward conservatism when the Revolution was over, but liberty and democracy had been fixed as the highest ideals of the United States.
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  American Revolutionary War at AllExperts
The war was the culmination of the American Revolution, a colonial struggle against political and economic policies of the British Empire.
American militiamen and their Indian allies marched to relieve the siege, but were ambushed and scattered at the Battle of Oriskany on August 6.
While French financial assistance to the American war effort was already of critical importance, French military aid to the Americans would not show positive results until the arrival in July 1780 of an expeditionary force led by the Comte de Rochambeau.
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  American Revolutionary War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The war was the culmination of the American Revolution, a colonial struggle against political and economic policies of the British Empire.
American militiamen and their Indian allies marched to relieve the siege but were ambushed and scattered at the Battle of Oriskany on August 6.
The northern, southern, and naval theaters of the war converged in 1781 at Yorktown, Virginia.
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 American Revolutionary War
The American Revolutionary War, also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought from 1775 to 1783 between Great Britain (and allies) and thirteen of her North American colonies (and allies).
In April 1782, the British House of Commons voted to end the war with the American colonies and the government of war proponent Lord North was ousted.
However the formal end of the war did not occur until the Treaty of Paris was signed on September 3, 1783 and the United States Congress ratified the treaty on January 14, 1784.
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 Our America
On April 19, 1775, the first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired at Lexington, Massachusetts.
For six and a half years, the American colonists fought the British for their independence.
This war is also called the American Revolution and the American War of Independence.
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 The Patriot Resource: History - American Revolution
America's popular memory of the Revolutionary War casts New England minutemen facing off against redcoats at Concord Bridge and George Washington's frostbitten soldiers huddled together at Valley Forge, but The Southern Strategy, David K. Wilson's new study challenges the generally accepted notion that the war was fought primarily in the North.
Wilson considers the waging of war in the southern colonies during the critical and often overlooked period from 1775 to the spring of 1780.
Battlegrounds of Freedom is a fascinating travelogue through the battles of the the American Revolutionary War, inviting readers to re-enact each battle vicariously exactly where and how it was fought.
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 Marxists Writers Archive
American autoworker and life-long supporter of Raya Dunayevskaya and C L R James.
Arrested in 1926 for his revolutionary activities and sentenced by a fascist court to 20 years imprisonment.
As commissar of war led the Red Army to defeat the Entente in their invasion of Soviet Russia.
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 Category:American Revolutionary War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This category deals with the military aspects of the American Revolution.
For people involved in the Revolution and the war, see Category:People of the American Revolution.
The American Revolutionary War as inspiration for Science Fiction
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 The American Revolutionary War
The American Revolutionary War was the outgrowth of the colonists' desire not to be taxed without the right to representation in the Parliament of England.
An active participant in many key events in the Revolutionary War, Lee protested the Stamp Act in Virginia (1765), sat on the committee that named George Washington Commander-in-Chief of the Continental army (1775), and introduced the motion that led to the Declaration of Independence (1776).
The Revolutionary War was in progress and concerns were mounting because of British and Indian attacks to the west.
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 Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789 - America During the Age of ...
American colonists responded to the Sugar Act and the Currency Act with protest.
The British further angered American colonists with the Quartering Act, which required the colonies to provide barracks and supplies to British troops.
The Stamp Act Congress passed a "Declaration of Rights and Grievances," which claimed that American colonists were equal to all other British citizens, protested taxation without representation, and stated that, without colonial representation in Parliament, Parliament could not tax colonists.
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 Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Hamilton County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Iroquois County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in McDonough County, Illinois
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 AmericanRevolution
Fought alongside her husband in the American Revolutionary War, and was the first woman to receive a pension from the U.S. government as a disabled soldier
Legendary heroine of the Revolutionary War, part-time spy, full-time Patriot, she helped to defend the State of Georgia and single-handedly captured a small group of Tories.
During the Revolutionary War, Rebecca prevented a British raiding party from landing by firing a cannon filled with grapeshot at an approaching British sloop.
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 The American Revolution
France surrenders all of its North American possessions east of the Mississippi to Britain.
The costs of the war and maintaining an army will lead the British government to impose new taxes on its colonists, with world-shaking results.
Committees of Correspondence are established throughout the colonies to coordinate American response to British colonial policy.
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 American Revolutionary War Titles
The author offers his research to support the belief that the "real prize" of the American Revolutionary War was not the colonies by the lands to the west of the colonies.
It traces the escape of the American Army, under the command of Benedict Arnold, down Lake Champlain to the southern end of the lake to construct a small fleet of vessels to meet and oppose the British fleet on the northern end of the lake.
Although the Battle of Valcour Island was considered a loss to the American forces its outcome was significant enough to delay the British advance down the lake and was a major reason for the ultimate victory at Saratoga a year later.
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 Revolutionary War Links, Rabun County Georgia
Georgia's Revolutionary War Soldiers and Citizen Patriots Index to compiled service records, as well as rosters and a brief history of Georgia in the war.
Declarations of Independence and the Revolutionary War: Victory or Death from the Discovery Channel.
The American Revolution Project This site includes information on the flags, uniforms and weapons of the War, as well as some of the battles.
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 American Revolutionary War Links
War Soldiers & Descendants (A surname list of soldiers, with e-mail addresses to contact the researchers.)
Revolutionary War Period Bible, Family & Marriage Records and Index to microfilm volumes of abstracts from pension files.
Revolutionary War Soldiers Living in the State of Ohio in 1818-1819
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George Washington's War: Saga of the American Revolution, The by Robert Leckie
The War for American Independence: From 1760 to the Surrender at Yorktown in 1781 by Samuel B. Griffith
Revolutionary War Almanac (Almanacs of American Wars) by John C. Fredriksen
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