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    Sufferings of a Revolutionary Soldier. Edited by Howard Zinn, and Anthony Arnove. New York, NY: Seven Stories Press, 2009. Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove. Voices of a People’s History. New York, NY: Seven Stories Press, 2009. Williams, Appleman William. Empire as a Way of Life. Brooklyn, NY: Ig publication,2007.

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    an effective fighting force. The American victory at Saratoga was a major turning point in the America’s fight for Independence. This victory also resulted in needed military support from European powers, particularly France, against the British Empire. (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2006) The major factors that led to the British downfall during the Battle of Saratoga were their lack of intelligence collection assets, American versus European tactics, harsh terrain, poor logistic, and American

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    Indifference Breeds Evil

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    we will show how the choices people make effect society for the good or the bad. We will explore the colonists first who were faced with a choice during the Revolutionary War. The colonists of America started to rebel against the mighty British Empire for a number of reasons. John Locke had written about the “social contract” which meant that the government can only be of authority if it has consent of the governed. Locke continues and says that if the government abuses the rights of the governed

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    Biography of George Washington

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    Colonies broke free from the ruling British Empire and made an independent country. This country would be now forever known as the United States of America. In 1769, Washington introduced a resolution to the House of Burgesses they wanted the acts revoked or they would continue to boycott British goods. After the passage of the Intolerable Acts in 1774, Washington chaired a meeting in which the Fairfax Resolves was adopted calling for the convening of the Continental Congress and the use of armed resistance

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    Causes of the American Revolution

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    On July 2, 1776, the second continental congress voted that the American Colonies were free from British influence. (Danzer,102) On July 4, two days later, they adopted the Declaration of Independence. These two events would begin what would become one of, if not the most important events in American History. It began the war of Independence, when America won its right to be free. There were many causes for the American Revolution. However most of them stemmed from paying for the French-Indian

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    command the Continental Army and inherent command capabilities, (2) Washington's strategy for winning the war against the Empire of Great Britain, (3) The art of maneuver that eventually lead to the critical defeat of Cornwallis and the British at Yorktown. Washington as a Commander Washington's selection to be the leader of the Continental Army was the wisest choice that the newly formed Continental Congress could have made. Washington's selection as Commander of the Continental Army did more

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    The American Creation Essay

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    the British agreed to evacuate Boston. I found the Battle of Boston enthralling. It is a great example of the beginnings of the American Revolutionary War against Great Britain. Peculiarly, a detail I did not have knowledge of was that the Second Continental Congress elected G. Washington as leader of the Army, but he himself did not have much experience in that field. Furthermore, the author states that Washington “purchased several books on military organization and tactics…in the hope of giving himself

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    Women in War

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    Both men and women fought on the battlefield. Hundreds of women served as nurses, laundresses, cooks and companions to the male soldiers in the Continental Army.6 In addition, there were some that actually engaged in battle. Seeing "no reason to believe that any consideration foreign to the purest patriotism,"7 Deborah Sampson put on men's clothing and called herself Robert Shirtliffe in order to enlist in the Army. "Robert Shirtliffe" fought courageously; "his" company defeated marauding Indians

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    the Second Continental Congress. John Dickson was the head of the committee. He presented a report on the proposed articles to the Congress on July 12, 1776. He wanted a strong central government, control over the western lands, equal representation for the states, and the power to levy taxes. A powerful central government was feared by the thirteen states. John Dickson’s articles were drastically changed before they sent them to all the states for ratification. The Continental Congress had

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    The Patriot Analysis

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    defending his country. Benjamin Martin, played by Mel Gibson, is a widowed man with seven children living a peaceful life at a plantation, who would do absolutely anything to protect his children. When the decision to enlist in the newly formed Continental Army is approached in court, Benjamin says that he absolutely will not fight, and when speaking to Col. Harry Burwell in court he says “this war will be fought not on the frontier or on some distant battlefield. But amongst us, among our homes.”

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