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  • American And French Soldiers
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    Creative Writing: Siege of Yorktown It was four o'clock in the morning when my commanding officer awoke me and we were ordered to prepare to march. We had set up an extensive camp at Chatham in New York, we all believed that we would attack New York City. It turned out that we were marching on towards Yorktown. When we arrived at Yorktown the bay was full of French ships. Our army along with the French encircled Cornwallis. Cornwallis did not surrender, he waited for a larger British fleet to sa...
  • Essential To An Alliance Since France
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    On May 4, 1778, the Continental Congress of the United States of America ratified the two treaties that formed the Franco-American alliance. Why, one may ask, did France finally decide to offer the "rebel" Americans alliance in 1778 To explore the depth of this question fully, it is necessary to analyze the varying interpretations of historical evidence relating to this momentous time in American history. The American victory at the Battle of Saratoga in 1778, many historical critics believe, do...
  • French And The Americans
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    The journey to independence for the Americans was a long road traveled and it also was a road of luck and coincidence for the Americans and for the French. But in the end the Americans got just about everything they wanted out of the war and the French got almost everything they wanted, but for the most part they both got what they initially wanted and that was independence for the Americans and revenge for the French. At the beginning the French and the British came to the new world because of ...
  • Annam And Tonkin As French
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    History of Foreign Intervention Vietnam, bordered by China to the north, Laos to the west and northwest, and Cambodia (now Kampuchea) to the southwest, is an S-shaped country no bigger than the state of Florida. Vietnam occupies the eastern coast of the Indochinese Peninsula. For thousands of years the people of Vietnam have lived with constant foreign intervention and colonization (by the French). For two thousand years before the French established colonial rule in 1887, the Vietnamese people ...
  • American Action To Boycott French Goods
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    In a quasi-patriotic move to show France our discontent with the lack of support they are providing in the war effort, some Americans are going to boycott all things French. The scope of this assignment is to give an overview of the American idea to boycott French goods and services over the ongoing conflict in Iraq. This will summarize American Targets, French response, and possible effects caused by this conflict. In 2001 $30.30 Billion of commodities were exported to all United States ports (...

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