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American Revolution

American Revolution  

When Great Britain virtually eliminated the French from North America with the Treaty of Paris, which ended the Seven Years' War, it was expected that one of the major benefits ...
American War of Independence

American War of Independence  

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(1776–83)The American revolution against British rule. It was triggered by colonial resentment at the commercial policies of Britain and by the lack of American participation in political decisions ...
Battle of Bunker Hill

Battle of Bunker Hill  

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(17 June 1775)A battle in the American War of Independence ending in a British victory. Thomas Gage, the British commander besieged in Boston, sent 2400 troops (redcoats) to take the heights occupied ...
Concord

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Mass., village 20 miles northwest of Boston, was settled in 1635. It was the scene of the colony's first provincial congress (1774–75) and as a military supply depot was the ...
Henry Dearborn

Henry Dearborn  

(1751–1829) Revolutionary War army officer and politician, born in Hampton, New Hampshire. Dearborn took an active role in some of the major engagements of the Revolution, including the battles of ...
Israel Putnam

Israel Putnam  

(1718–90),Massachusetts-born soldier, a major in the last French and Indian War, served in the expedition against Havana (1762), his journal of this and a later trip to West Florida ...
John Horne Tooke

John Horne Tooke  

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(1736–1812)British radical politician and philologist. In 1769 Tooke founded the Society of Supporters of the Bill of Rights, which was largely designed to pay John Wilkes's debts and get him into ...
Lexington and Concord, Battles of

Lexington and Concord, Battles of (1775)   Reference library

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(1775).

The political dispute between Britain and its American colonies flared into open conflict on 19 April 1775

Lexington and Concord, battles of

Lexington and Concord, battles of (1775)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Military History

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first battle of the American independence war. On receipt of peremptory orders from London on 19 April the military

Lexington and Concord, battles of

Lexington and Concord, battles of (April 1775)   Quick reference

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First engagements of the American Revolution. Minutemen at Lexington Green intercepted British troops marching from Boston to Concord, Massachusetts.

Lexington, Battle of

Lexington, Battle of   Reference library

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a conflict marking the beginning of the Revolutionary War in Lexington, Massachusetts, on April 19, 1775. An American force of about seventy ...

militia

militia  

The British regionally based volunteer armed forces (from the Latin miles, a soldier). Of Anglo‐Saxon origin or earlier, the militia was established as an obligation for all freemen by the Assize of ...
minutemen

minutemen  

American Revolutionary militiamen ready at a minute's notice to take up arms in defence of their property or country. Minutemen distinguished themselves in local short-term skirmishes and guerrilla ...
War and the Military in Illustration

War and the Military in Illustration  

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What distinguishes art from illustration has long been a vexing problem, but it is less a judgment of relative quality than ultimate purpose. As the famous American illustrator Norman Rockwell ...

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