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  • Significance Of The Siege Of Boston

    Lexington and Concord were significant because they were the sites of the first bloodshed of the war. These conflicts were what started the war (McCullough 7). The significance of Breed’s Hill or Bunker Hill was that it was the second bloodshed of the war. As a result the king decided, “We must persist.” (McCullough 7) The Siege of Boston had significance because it was the first American victory. This victory made Britain back down a little bit. The significance of Charleston, Massachusetts was that it was the location of the British frontlines during the Siege of Boston. Charleston was on the peninsula of Massachusetts. This helped the Americans keep the British bottled up (McCullough 25-26). Mount Vernon was significant because it was Washington’s…

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  • George Washington Dbq

    April 17th, 1775 the same day in which the Battle of Lexington the continuation of the battle raged on in the town of Concord, Massachusetts. Militias began advanced on the British troops and soon took control of the North Bridge which led to the city of Concord. The fighting began between the two forces but being as the English were outnumbered by the Patriots the battle was not a struggle for the American side. Having the advantage of numbers and forces surrounding the enemy it was clear who…

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  • Paul Revere: Father Of The American Revolution

    with the Sons of Liberty, participated in the Boston Tea Party. On April 18, 1775, he received a signal that announced the presence of more British troops arriving in Massachusetts. As per-established, he and two other riders set out to warn people of the oncoming troops. Paul job was to warn John Hancock and Samuel Adams. After succeeding he reunited with his fellow horsemen and rode to warn those in Concord who had ammunition for the Continental Army. He and one of his fellow horsemen were…

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  • Essay On Benedict Arnold And Joseph Mccarthyism

    The role of a leader is an incredibly vital and often challenging job. With leadership comes the responsibility to set an example for followers, provide direction for the masses, and work with fellow leaders improve current situations. However, with the task of leadership also comes the unfortunate matter involving the misuse of power. Too often in history individuals have used said power to turn against those they were meant to protect. While there is a substantial time gap between the two,…

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  • Christopher Hibbert's Redcoats And Rebels

    American’s as the ‘rebels’. His work is complied in twenty-five short paragraphs, divided into three parts each in chronological order. Christopher Hibbert, wrote this narrative of history; primary from the loyalist and the British point of view on the American revolution, by collecting a vast amount of history from various institutions; who preserved these ancient documents and letters, and thus aided Mr. Hibbert to draft this narrative. In Redcoats and Rebels, Mr. Hibbert narrative entirely…

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  • British Army Uniforms

    Former Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin once said “History shows that there are no invincible armies.” In the 18th century, however, the British rule that spanned nearly a quarter of the Earth’s land, and that was comprised of the largest navy and strongest army at the time would have begged to differ. At the time, it seemed that the British army was destined to control the entire planet. About 5,600 kilometers away, a little colony of The British Empire had enough. Outrageous taxes without any say…

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  • Paul Revere's Ride Poem Analysis

    the poem and the letter have time period difference. The letter was written about 20 years later by Paul Revere while the poem was written much later than when the event happened. In the poem it states, “of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, on the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; …” The text from the poem states that the midnight ride of Paul Revere was on the April 18, 1775 and the poem was written in 1860, which is 85 years later. Also, the language in the poem and the letter is different…

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  • Notorious Benedict Arnold Character Analysis

    In the evaluation and reading of the book “Notorious Benedict Arnold” by Steve Sheinkin, it is clear that Benedict Arnold was an amazing hero in the Revolutionary War for the continental army. Time After time Arnold shows himself to be selfless and courageous in fighting certain battles against the much more advanced and experience British military, despite the overwhelming odds of defeat for the American armies. While reading the book, many different opportunities are developed on how Arnold…

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  • Charles Cornwallis: The Down Fall Of The American Revolution

    that New England wanted to break away from England’s government. The British Commander Charles Cornwallis was the one to go to battle at York town against the American commander George Washington. On the way to York town, Cornwallis had to overcome many other battles that he won. In my opinion commander Charles Cornwallis, could easily have been the down fall of the American Revolution with all of his previous expedients and great skill in battels. The American Revolution started on April 19,…

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  • The Battle Of Vicksburg: Turning Point Of The Civil War

    The Confederate’s fort at Vicksburg, Mississippi, was essential to the South, as it served as a key vantage point for them over the North. However, if the Union besieged this fort, the North would have control over the lower Mississippi River, which would split the South in half, cutting off the western half of the Confederacy from Virginia. With such an extreme advantage being given to the prevailing side, and the other a great defeat, the Battle of Vicksburg marks the true turning point of the…

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