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Absalom Jones

Absalom Jones  

(b. 6 November 1746; d. 13 February 1818), African American religious leader, abolitionist, social activist, and first black bishop of the Episcopal Church.Jones was born a slave in Sussex ...
African-American troops

African-American troops  

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Variously called negro, coloured, and black, the history of African-American soldiers is that of US race relations in general. Even after the abolition of formal discrimination by colour, advancement ...
Albert Gallatin

Albert Gallatin  

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(1761–1849),born in Switzerland, emigrated to America at the age of 19 and became a frontier political leader, after 1797 being the recognized spokesman for the Republican minority, whose criticism ...
American Fur Company

American Fur Company  

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First US business monopoly, owned by John Jacob Astor. John Jay's Treaty of 1794 permitted US fur trading in the Pacific Northwest to compete with Montreal interests and the North ...
amphibious warfare

amphibious warfare  

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Warfare consisting of attacks launched from the sea by naval and landing forces embarked in ships or craft and involving the landing and establishing of forces on a hostile shore.[...]
Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson  

(1767–1845)US general and Democratic statesman, 7th President of the USA (1829–37). After waging several campaigns against American Indians, he defeated a British army at New Orleans (1815) and ...
Andrew Porter

Andrew Porter  

(1743–1813) Revolutionary War army officer, born in Pennsylvania. Porter's affinity for books and intellectual interests led him to Philadelphia, where he became a teacher. In June 1776 he accepted a ...
antiwar Movements

antiwar Movements  

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A campaign to end a war or a state's involvement in a war, especially the 1963-73 effort to end U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.
Army Corps of Engineers

Army Corps of Engineers  

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USACE an organization of the U.S. Army, headquartered in Washington, D.C., with approximately 34,600 civilian and 650 military men and women, responsible for providing responsive engineering ...
Army Medical Department

Army Medical Department  

AMEDD an organization of the U.S. Army responsible for operating the Army's fixed hospitals and dental facilities, providing preventive health services; carrying on medical research, development, and ...
Ashburton treaty

Ashburton treaty  

1842.After the War of 1812, relations between Britain and the USA remained difficult, with border disputes in Maine. In 1841 when Peel took office, the situation was bad enough to call for naval ...
attack on Baltimore

attack on Baltimore  

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(1814),episode in the War of 1812 that inspired Francis Scott Key to write ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’, belatedly the US national anthem. After sacking Washington, the British fleet bombarded the ...
banking and finance

banking and finance  

Encouraged by Alexander Hamilton, Robert Morris persuaded the Continental Congress to charter the Bank of North America in 1781. It lent money to the cash-strapped Revolutionary government as well as ...
battle of Bladensburg

battle of Bladensburg  

1814.The defeat of Napoleon in 1814 allowed Britain to take the offensive in the War of 1812 against the USA. A force of 4,000 men, under General Robert Ross, was landed at Chesapeake Bay. A militia ...
Battle of Chippewa

Battle of Chippewa  

A victory for Gen. Winfield Scott over the British in the War of 1812, near Fort Erie, Ontario in 1814. Scott's army wore gray uniforms that the British commander mistakenly ...
Battle of Lake Erie

Battle of Lake Erie  

(10 September 1813)A naval engagement in the War of 1812. Control of Lake Erie was of critical importance to both the USA and the UK, and by the late summer of 1813 each had commissioned a locally ...
Battle of New Orleans

Battle of New Orleans  

(8 January 1815)A battle in the War of 1812, fought outside the city of New Orleans. A numerically superior British attempt led by Sir Edward Pakenham to seize New Orleans was brilliantly repelled by ...
battle of Queenston Heights

battle of Queenston Heights  

1812.The first major battle of the War of 1812 occurred when 1,000 New York State militia crossed the Niagara river and scaled the river cliffs. The British commander, Sir Isaac Brock, was killed ...
battle of Sacket's harbour

battle of Sacket's harbour  

1813.During the War of 1812, British and American forces struggled for control of Lake Ontario. In May 1813 Sir George Prevost, governor‐general of Canada, launched an attack upon the American base ...
battle of Saints

battle of Saints  

The, 1782. This was the last important naval action in the American War of Independence. The loss of naval superiority in 1781 forced Cornwallis to surrender at Yorktown. The French and Spanish then ...

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