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    The American Revolution began in 1755 and ended in 1783. It was a period in time when the Americans wanted their freedom from the British and the 13 colonies came together and rose up against Britain. This period in time was crucial because it gave Americans their freedom. The Battle of Yorktown was one of the most, if not the most, important battle of the American Revolution. It was the battle that ended the war between the Americans and the British. The Battle of Yorktown began on September 28, 1781. George Washington fed up and decided it was time to act on the British. He decided he wanted to take control and eliminate British General Charles Cornwallis and his troops. The British General was stationed at the mouth of…

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    The book goes through the different events and battles that occurred during the American revolution. One of the short stories is dedicated to the surrender of the British in Yorktown, Virginia. The story begins by focusing on the betrayal of a friendship between Ben (American) and Rodney (English troop drummer). The story is told through Ben’s eye as he witnesses the surrender of the British army in Yorktown. - The Surrender of Yorktown is crucial to the American revolution, for that was the…

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    however the surrounding area including the Delaware River was under the control of General Washington and the Continental Army. The British General Howe was desperate to find a way to transport supplies and food to Philadelphia. In order to do this, he opted to attack American forts along the Delaware River. The Continental Army endured some of the fiercest bombardments of the war for the duration of their stay at Fort Mifflin. In addition to attacks by the British, the soldiers endured…

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    Also known as the Battle of Yorktown Siege of Yorktown battle broke out in 1781, General George Washington led the American and the French army led by Count Rochambeau joint British siege of Yorktown barricaded, and eventually won a decisive victory. In the American War of Independence, the battle is generally considered the last major land battle. After the surrender of Cornwallis's army, the British government decided to negotiate and end this war. In 1780, 5,500 French troops landed in Rhode…

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    The British had two redoubts that needed to be captured; these were the targets of the American and French guns. While the bombardment continued, the American and French Armies continued to dig parallel lines that would become closer and closer to the British lines. On October 10th, realizing the dire situation he was in, Cornwallis began to sink more than a dozen of his ships in the harbor to prevent their capture. He also received word from New York City that the British fleet would depart…

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    a brutal battle, and the other being his sister-in-law’s plantation while Travington is trying to search for Benjamin’s family. The battles during the movie were The Battle of Camden, The Siege of Charlestown (not shown on screen but talked about), The Battle of Yorktown, and the climax battle which is a mix of two different battles (Battle of Cowpens and the Battle of Guilford Courthouse.) that will be explained later. The historical background of the movie is the battles that the Colonies and…

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    Alexander Hamilton attributes to The United States of America Hamilton works for the America can be forgot at times and seeing not as amazing as they truly are. He did amazing things for the beginning of America that are still be using today. Alexander's upbringing wasn't easy but it gave him the drive to exceeded as much as possible through his works as a political scientist, government official, journalist, military leader, economist, and lawyer. He affected the creation of America in…

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    Charles Cornwallis regularly spoke out against the repressive tax policies that British was imposing on Britain's American colonies. His rank rose rapidly while he served in the war. His army marched north towards Virginia through North Carolina. In Virginia was where the forces of Washington and the French fleet compelled his surrender at Yorktown in October 1781. Charles Cornwallis was named second in command under Bill Clinton. In 1780 he assisted in the opening of a renewed effort in…

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    Where he was to face off against George Washington. However, the lack of support from his troops made the conquest of Virginia harder. Cornwallis established his army in an unfortified, low-lying, poor defensive position at Yorktown. He was surprised by the buildup of the American and French military and, their naval strength. At this time Cornwallis found himself surrounded and no way out. With the French and American troops combined, Cornwallis was outnumbered. 309 of Cornwallis’ soldiers…

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    of Lafayette’s success in resurrecting the alliance between France and America pervaded the land, the nation’s people hailed “Our Marquis”, their exuberant cries ringing through the thirteen states, cries that would echo through time itself to repeat themselves twice more for this beloved champion, once in 1782 and again for his Farewell Tour of America in 1824. The defeat of the British at the Siege of Yorktown came as a direct result of the political contributions Lafayette made to American…

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