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  • Modern American And British House Construction
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    Modern American and British houses may appear similar from the outside, just as an American may appear similar to an Englishman. One cannot judge a house by its faade, however, and beneath the surface, two altogether different design paradigms exist. The American house is a sprawling retreat that is designed for comfortable living. Compact and efficient, the British house embodies a conservative lifestyle. The two also differ in the amenities they offer. The modern American house overflows with ...
  • 22000 British And Germans On Long Island
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    The Battle of Long Island took place on August 27, 1776. The American outpost of Colonel Edward Hand's sent word that the British were preparing to cross Long Island from Staten Island on August 22, at dawn. There were three frigates, the Phoenix, Rose, and Greyhound, and two bomb ketches named Carcass and Thunder, in Gravesend Bay. The frigates were anchored in the Names. British generals Cornwallis and Clinton had a force of 4,000 men that included Von Donop's corps of jaegers and grenadiers. ...
  • Certain Battles The British
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    Eric HeppenPeriod 7 AP American History February 1, 2000 The American Tactics of the Revolutionary War Biography and Footnotes Research Critical Analysis Historical Interpretation Technical Content Originality Style of writing Prove thesis Eric Happen American History Term Paper December 13, 1999 Period 7 The American Tactics of the Revolutionary War Most of Europe thought that the British with their immense amount of capital, soldiers and supplies would beat the American resistance in the Ameri...
  • Beginning Of The War The British
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    Many countries have wars that affect them in one way or another. Now, the outcome is different, the outcome of any war can totally change the way of life in a country or do nothing for it. A war that made a great impact on the united states of America was the revolutionary war. The revolutionary war was the united states way of moving towards independence. Americans were under the control of the British while this all started. The main point of the revolution was so that the American people can ...
  • Americans In Their Victory Over The British
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    American Revolution One of the central myths that many Americans entertain about the Revolutionary War is that victory over the British redcoats was quick and easy. A united, freedom-loving country rose up in righteous anger at the King's tyrannical actions, grabbed their trusty flintlocks, hid behind trees and walls, defeated the dull British soldiers who were sitting ducks in their scarlet uniforms, and established the United States of America. Throughout the story, there is a certain inevitab...
  • Confederacy Of Native Americans
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    List and discuss the events leading up to the War of 1812 and the impact it had on American and Great Britain relations, and the American economy. During Jefferson's second term in office, fighting between Great Britain and France was posed as a threat to American shipping. Napoleon made the decision to exclude British goods from Europe. As a result, Great Britain decided to blockade Europe and prevent ships from entering or leaving the country. A year later, Britain confiscated American cargoes...
  • Orders From Jackson
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    The battle of New Orleans was a significant battle in the war of 1812. It was a crushing defeat for the British, increased patriotism, and Andrew Jackson emerged an American hero. The United States acquired the Louisiana Territory from France in 1803, thereby gaining control of the Mississippi River, and its watershed at the golf of Mexico. The U.S. government realized how important this was and its potential of becoming a great trading post. By 1812 this area called New Orleans grew as expected...
  • Americans Drive Out The British
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    The French had many problems during the American Revolution. These problems started when the French agreed to give the Americans supplies. The Americans thanked them but the French did the wrong thing for their country. They gave a lot of their supplies that they needed at home to the Americans. This loss of supplies increased the debt and led to the French Revolution. The French Revolution was more extreme then the American Revolution because the country of France was not just being confronted ...
  • Largest Concentration Of British Forces
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    The Battle of Yorktown was the climax of the Revolutionary War. The combined forces of George Washington, Admiral de Grasse, General Rochambeau, and General Lafayette were enough to converge on the largest concentration of British forces, overtake them and force a surrender. With planning, skill, and courage, the army was able to defeat the British and end the War. Generals Rochambeau and Washington met in 1781 to determine the next move. Washington was firmly for going to New York and attacking...
  • Traditional Way Of Government And Their Independence
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    The war for independence in this country's most important war was not a strategically outstanding war or one filled with military's greatest minds. But one full of supplies shortage and troops turn over as the militias on the states ended their short-term enlistment. In the other hand the British army was coming from a line of victories and it's navy that was soon to have a big defeat against Napoleon. The Americans won the war for Independence for three reasons: The first factor was the steadfa...
  • British In Boston
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    The American Revolution ended two centuries of British rule for most of the North American colonies and created the modern United States of America. It lasted for eight years, from 1775-1783. The Battle of Lexington and Concorde is the battle that kicked off the American Revolution, however, the first large-scale engagement of the war was The Battle of Bunker (Breed's) Hill. After retreating from Lexington in 1775, the British Army occupied Boston for several months. After realizing the need to ...
  • American's English Colonists
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    In 1763, marked the end of the french and Indian War, the final defeat of the french and their native American allies in America. For American's english colonists, this was a cause for great celebration and pride in their english identity. Expressions of english patriotism were widespread. but only twelve years later, these same American colonists found themselves looked in a bitter and violent conflict with mother country that had so recently been the object of their proud respect. To this day,...
  • First Real Violence Between Americans And British
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    Relations between Great Britain and America were relatively poor in the 18th century, which led up to the American Revolution. Although many things cumulated to produce this feeling of discontentment between the two countries, the different points of view and discrepancy between ideas caused much of the conflicts leading up to the Revolution. Many Acts passed by British Parliament caused the American colonists to be irritated by the British policies. After the French and Indian war, Britain atte...
  • American Revolutionary Leader
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    1) "Gentleman Johnny" Burgoyne: British general and playwright. In the American Revolution he captured Fort Ticonderoga but lost the Battle of Saratoga. The Heiress was his most popular play. 2) Charles Cornwallis: British military and political leader who commanded forces in North Carolina during the American Revolution. His surrender at Yorktown in 1781 marked the final British defeat. 3) Bernardo de Galv ez: Spain governor of Louisiana and joined the France. 4) Marquis de Lafayette: French so...
  • The War Of 1812
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    Between the years of 1812 and 1815, America was at war with Great Britain. It was a war that many people, including historians, thought to be an inessential effort. Although the War of 1812 may be called "rash and unnecessary", there is defense to refute this statement. Tensions between America and Great Britain were high, and events such as impressment of American sailors and the British arming the Native Americans, can explain why this war should not be though of as unnecessary. When the Briti...
  • Americans Disapproval Of The British
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    The War of 1812 was largely due to the external forces that were beyond the control of the Canadian people. The war was caused by the Americans disapproval of the British arming the Amerindians and the new Republican Nationalism group in Congress. The Americans disaproved the thought the British were arming the Amerindians with weapons and ammunition. In the 1790's, when the Amerindians were involved in several battles with American troop found to have been supplied with weapons and ammunition f...
  • Representation In The British Parliament The Americans
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    Why was there a War of Independence? To what extent was it caused by British expectations and to what extent was it caused by American attitudes? In 1775 American and British soldiers took place in a war because of a conquest for American Independence. The 'War of Independence' lasted for eight years, ending in September 1783. Over this time the War tore both American and British ties apart and internal American relations. Many factors contributed to this war, two being British expectations and ...
  • Stamp Tax On The American Colonies
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    The American Revolution There is much controversy about how and why the American Revolutionary war took place. As I studied and pondered this crucial event that took place in our nation's past, I came to the conclusion that this war contained many battles within. The American Revolutionary war was a war fought for national independence, a civil war, and was caused by a series of events in which the British parliament tried to control the American colonies. According to John Adams, the American R...
  • British Troops
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    On April 18, 1775 British General Thomas Gage in Boston was ordered to seize a cache of arms in Concord, a small town 15 miles away, and if possible, to capture John Hancock and Samuel Adams, two of the more outspoken rebel leaders. To accomplish this, Gage assembled approximately 700 troops commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith. Maintaining strict secrecy, the troops departed Boston at Midnight on the 19th. However, the garrison was watched closely by the residents of Boston and the Mas...
  • British In New Orleans On January 8
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    The battle of New Orleans is of historical significance because it took place right after the War of 1812 as the final confrontation between the British and Americans. Led by Andrew Jackson, the Americans defeated the British in New Orleans on January 8, 1815. It was just two weeks after the signing of the Treaty of Ghent, although the news had not yet reached the United States. Since the War of 1812 raised American nationalism, the victory over the British brought more pride to America, and it ...

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