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  • Orders From Jackson
    500 words
    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...
  • Currie And Canadian Corps Headquarters
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    LIEUTENANT -- GENERAL SIR ARTHUR CURRIE (A brief account of the battle of Passchendaele) Lieutenant-General Sir Arthur Currie was the most capable soldier that Canada has produced. Certainly, he did not look like the great soldier he had become. A very tall man, at six-foot-four, he was also somewhat overweight. Through his successes as the Commander of the Canadian Corps, he knew how to delegate authority and stand by the decisions of his subordinates. Currie, however, was not a professional so...
  • British General Lord Cornwallis
    2,339 words
    The bloodshed, the glory and triumph, the birth of a nation. These were all direct results of the American Revolutionary War, which itself had officially begun upon the first shots fired by the British army at Lexington and Concord. After these initial shootings, a number of battles were fought to preserve the colonists' freedom from tyrannical England. The climax of the war occurred along the fields of Yorktown, Virginia, where a battle between the colonists and the British was brewing. Enterin...
  • British Force And Their Commander John Burgoyne
    300 words
    The conquest at Saratoga proved to be a major turning point of the war. It annihilated the British threat from the north and demolished an entire British army. Even more significant, it conveyed France into the war on the American side. Throughout the winter of 1777, a plan was fabricated by the British secretary of the war in order to defeat New York and set apart New England. However, the plan did not do well because poor conditions by the British generals and American persistence. This result...
  • Disaster Of Cornwallis At Yorktown In 1781
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    Parliament's passage of the intolerable acts in 1774 intensified the conflict between the colonies and Great Britian. Over the next two years, many Americans reached the unthinkable conclusion that the only solution to their quarrel with the British government was to sever all ties with their mother country. Up until 1781, the American Revolution was largely fought using what we refer to today as guerilla warfare. It was a series of engage and retreat tactics that left the allies just barely han...
  • General Washington
    1,137 words
    The Battle of Long Island is the biggest battle in the Revolutionary War. General Howe went with his forces to Halifax, and General Washington started for New York, where he soon arrived with his army. However, by superior numbers and more daring activity, Congress had gained the dominance. When he arrived in the city, General Washington attempted to block the navigation of the East and North Rivers, by sinking vessels in the channels. He also raised defenses at New York, and on Long Island; and...

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