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    colonial, French, and British armies awaiting battle, tension during 1781 rose dramatically. Continental Army General George Washington and French army General Comte de Rochambeau were deliberating the decision of what move to make next on the American side. Unknown to either man, the decision that they were about to make could forever change the outcome of the Revolution. With Washington pushing for battle in New York City and Rochambeau pushing for battle in Virginia, French Admiral Francois-Joseph-Paul

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    The Battle of Yorktown

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    The battle at Yorktown, Virginia in 1781 is most famously known as the “ battle that ended the Revolutionary War.” While this is true, there is still much that can be learned from the principles applied, that still has relevance today. General George Washington, along with his allied French commanders, Lieutenant General Jean-Baptiste Ponton de Rochambeau and Rear Admiral Sir Thomas Graves, they exquisitely displayed how a execute siege operations. This battle also displayed a great example of how

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    The Bombardment of Fort McHenry

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    American waters and attacking American ships, like in the incident between the Chesapeake and the Leopard. The American ship, the Chesapeake, was approached by the British ship, Leopard. When the Leopard approached the Chesapeake, it requested to search the ship for deserters. The Chesapeake denied the request, and when the messenger from the Leopard returned to the Leopard, the Leopard fired on the Chesapeake. The Chesapeake was unready for combat, and only managed to fire one shot at the Leopard.

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    Perry defeated the Royal Navy aboard the U.S.S. Niagara. After the description of the battle, Daughan points out a celebrated phrase that Perry wrote to General Harrison: “We have met the enemy and they are ours.” Today, this phrase has a common use in the U.S army. In respect to this, in the documentary film “Extreme History with Roger Daltrey” by History Channel the American war strategies during the battle on Lake Erie are illustrated in detail. This film displays the style of life and obstacles

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    War of 1812

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    between America and Great Britain because Britain was taking advantage of America’s rights. America declared war against Great Britain because the British were kidnapping American sailors, were guilty of leading an attack on the American vessel Chesapeake in 1807, and for giving firearms to Native Americans. Firstly, the British were kidnapping American sailors. Britain was already involved in a heated naval war with France, and they were in desperate need of more sailors. Because the “British

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    fighting with Washington at the Battle of Brandywine and then the Battle of Germantown, which kept him from joining Burgoyne. General Burgoyne's forces attacked General Gates’ American forces at the Battle of Oriskany and at the Battle of Bennington but were driven back both times. General Burgoyne attacked American for his third time at the Battle of Saratoga. This time Burgoyne and his forces were defeated and General Burgoyne was forced to surrender. The Battle of Saratoga in July and October

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    June 22nd, 1807 - The Chesapeake-Leopard Affair The Chesapeake-Leopard affair is one of the main reasons behind the war of 1812. Off the coast of Norfolk Virginia, the British war ship, HMS Leopard was patrolling the waters when it encountered the American frigate, USS Chesapeake. British Captain, Salusbury Humphreys sent a message to the Chesapeake that the British had orders to search the ship for British seamen. When American captain James Barron refused to let the British on board, the Leopard

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    thought. The British orders council in 1807 had put America’s trade tumbling down which led to the embargo acts, agreement and policies about ruined and angered Americans about trade. One of the biggest early reasons for the cause of the war was the Chesapeake incident in 1807. The British had started to practice

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    The War of 1812

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    growing distaste for the British. To make matters even worse, in 1807 the Chesapeake-Leopard conflict between two American and British ships occurred, an event that would catalyze the War of 1812. Chesapeake, an American vessel, refused to be searched by the British Royal Navy... ... middle of paper ... ...n time, General Andrew Jackson defeated the British attempt at capturing New Orleans on January 8, 1815, a battle from which he gained the reputation of being a war hero. The War of 1812

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    Battle of Yorktown September 5th 1781, a French Naval Fleet inhabited the lower Chesapeake Bay, which was a key factor in the Siege of Yorktown, which was the last major battle against the British leading to Americans independence. There was a lot of moving pieces to make this epic battle possible. There were 17,600 American and French soldiers which George Washington, Comte de Rochambeau, Marquis de Lafayette, led and a French Naval Fleet led by Rear Admiral Francois Joseph Paul, the Comte de Grasse

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