The American Revolution (1775-1783)

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The American Revolution (1775-1783)
The 13 colonies rejected Britain 's impose taxes and authority in order to found the united states of America. Expanding into a world war, France and the Netherlands joined America, bringing them resources and military power. The American colonies were ultimately able to gain independence from Great Britain in 1783.

Battle of Yorktown (September-October 1781)
When General Cornwallis seized Yorktown and Gloucester, General Washington marched from New York to attack. Cornering Cornwallis and his troops, Washington along with other french and American troops, proceeded to battle for a month. Cornwallis surrendered in October of 1781, ending the American Revolutionary war.

Declaration of Independence (1776)
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Once President John Adams signed the acts, conflict arose that they were only in place to suppress voters, but they were still used.
Louisiana Purchase (1803)
An exchange of land between United States and France. Napoleon sold the territory to Thomas Jefferson for around 15 million dollars, giving the United States 827,000 square miles of new territory west of the Mississippi river.

Monroe Doctrine (1823)
Written and spoken by President James Monroe in 1823, it states that any European nation trying to invade and take control of an independent state in North or South America would be considered a threat to the United States. He also expresses that actions would be taken against these nations and war would erupt with no mercy. This was one of the first U.S. foreign policy addresses.

Trail of Tears (1838-1839)
As a part of Andrew Jackson 's Indian removal act of 1830 troops forced Indian nations to relocate to an area now known as Oklahoma. The removal pulled nations from their ancestral homeland 's in the area west of the Mississippi, and many died due to their journey of relocation.

Underground Railroad
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Her previous marriage, leaving her very wealthy helped President Washington buy an estate of his own.

Thomas Paine (1737-1809)
A founding father of the United States, Paine was most recognized for his pamphlets that inspired the start of the American Revolution. Common Sense written in 1776 was his most well known write. He also had a series called The American Crisis which lasted from 1776-1783.

Betsy Ross (1752-1836)
Most well known for making the very first American flag. With 13 stars representing the 13 colonies and the classic red white and blue colors, she designed and hand stitched the flag with direction directly from President George Washington.

James Monroe (1758-1831)
The last founding father as president, he was the fifth president of the United States. He fought in the war and was also a delegate, but he was most well notorious for writing the monroe doctrine in 1823.

Harriet Tubman (1822-1913)
After escaping slavery in 1849, she went on to become a successful abolitionist, humanitarian, and spy. As a spy she rescued almost 70 enslaved family and friends through the underground

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