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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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