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Outfitting an American Revolutionary Soldier

When the Americans began to fight for independence, the British government was able to provide their soldiers and weapons to combat the rebels. But...

Why Did American Colonists Become United Against England?

Colonial Americans enjoyed relative independence from England until 1763, which marked the cessation of the Seven Years’ War. Prior to that time, the British...

What is the Story Behind the Writing of the American National...

On September 13, 1814, Francis Scott Key pens a poem which is later set to music and in 1931 becomes America’s national anthem, “The...

Lexington and Concord : The American Revolution Begins

The Battles of Lexington and Concord, fought on April 19, 1775, kicked off the American Revolutionary War (1775-83). Tensions had been building for many...

A History of Fort Putnam at West Point

Today the Hudson Valley is prized for its great scenic beauty and pastoral pleasures. But generals during the Revolutionary War looked at the same landscape with an...

The history of the Nevada state flag

Everyone knows Nevada became a state in 1864, but many are surprised to discover Nevada did not adopt an official state flag until 1905....

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