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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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