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    On August 27, 1776 the Battle of Long Island was fought in Long Island, New York. George Washington lead his army to New York after the British retreated from Boston. Washington knew the British would attack New York City first, because of its strategic location, and he was right. A large British fleet, lead by General William Howe, arrived in New York in July. The Continental Army was already completely outnumbered by the British. The British offered Washington a pardon from the king if he would surrender, but Washington refused. The British first attacked early in the morning on August 27. They surrounded the American army, and Washington was forced to order his troops to retreat. Hundreds of men from Maryland held off the British in order…

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    disciplined in the field of battle. I will focus on three areas that were major issues that General George Washington faced while leading the continental army during the year…

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    the crossing, which is about George Washington crossing the Delaware on a Christmas night and winning the battle of Trenton. This fill was directed by Robert Harmon, with a very low budget to work with he sat out to make this as good as possible. This movie was nominated for a couple of awards, and won two. One was the ASC award, Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Movies of the Week/Mini-Series/Pilot. The other one was Peabody award which was won in 2001. The cast of the film was:…

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    colonies. After the continental army defeated the Regulars at Boston, Britain’s commanders needed a new base of operations. New York seemed to be that location. It had a harbor, was easy to defend, and Long Island could provide supplies should they be cut off from Britain. Long Island was filled with Loyalists, or…

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    David Glasgow Farragut was an Admiral in the Union navy who fought in the American Civil War. He is credited with several important victories including the taking of New Orleans, The Battle of Mobile Bay, and helping the Union to gain control of the Mississippi River. David Farragut was an important figure in the Civil War and an influential admiral. David Farragut was born on July 5, 1801 as James Farragut. His father was Jorge Farragut, who had served as a Spanish merchant captain in the…

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    Rather than losing his entire army to the British, Washington ordered the army to retreat to Brooklyn Heights. Several hundred men from Maryland, who would later become known as the Maryland 400, held off the British while the army retreated. Many of them were killed. British Instead of destroying off the Americans, the British leaders stopped the attack. They didn't want to unnecessarily to put British troops in the same situation they faced at the Battle of Bunker Hill. The British troops…

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    During my time at home celebrating my Thanksgiving break away from college, I decided to conduct my research in an area about an hour and 30 minutes away from my home known as Sag Harbor in Southampton. Southampton is an area of Suffolk County Long Island known for beautiful homes and wonderful living conditions, including many communities/villages of wealthy, upper class citizens. Many people who are unfamiliar with the hamptons location have probably heard about its wealthy society and…

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    The Culper Spy Ring

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    Long Island, New York had been under British control since August 27, 1776.2 Benjamin Tallmadge established the Culper Spy Ring and recruited his friends in order that they would work as his informants. Tallmadge was the main handler of the Culper Spy Ring.3 The agents of the Culper Spy Ring provided detailed insider information of the British and their activities. They were “incredibly well-connected and had regular access to privy information.”4 The Culper Spy Ring communicated through cyphers…

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    toward the elite, we shall see that his perspective on the underclass is marked by a fearful alienation. In these tense conditions, Fitzgerald opts (one might say opts out) for the solace of a purely individualist gratification. Although at one level the "fast" life of his heady, competitive success culture is elating (Nick enjoys "the racy, adventurous feel of [New York] at night, and the satisfaction that the constant flicker of men and women and machines gives to the restless eye" [57]),…

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    familiar rival, Nassau County Community College. Nassau has always had a target pinned to their back. According to the NCC website, Nassau has never had a losing season. Since the program’s inception in 1966, Nassau has won 21 NJCAA National Titles and participated in 43 of the 44 National Championships. Suffolk went into this game with an overall season record of 9-5, with big wins on the road against Army Prep and an overtime victory over Dean College. In their last regular season meeting,…

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