Video_Transcript_Module-Week_3_The_War_of_American_Independence - HIUS 221 MODULE\/WEEK 3 THE WAR OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE Welcome to the beautiful

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HIUS 221MODULE/WEEK3: THEWAROFAMERICANINDEPENDENCEWelcome to the beautiful battlefield here in Greensboro, North Carolina, the Gilford Courthouse National Historical Battlefield Park. It is a great spot; it is a great place to remember the things that happened in the American Revelation. I invite you to please come down, visit and stroll the battlefield. Today we are going to talk about the military aspects of the revolution. We spend a lotof time building up with the ideological things that went into the revolution, but we don’t usuallyspend enough time actually discussing how the war was prosecuted and fought. We know of course, the first shots in Lexington and Concord in 1775, but there are important battles that playinto how this war stretches out over the years that I think need some more attention.First of all, most of the first part of the war is fought in the Northern colonies in Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania. One of the most important battles actually takes place in Saratoga, NY over a period of several days, but there are some important names that fight there. It is one ofthose battles that really gets the attention of international people. With the victory there at Saratoga, there were two important things that happened. First of all, a General named Benedict Arnold was actually wounded at the battle of Saratoga, and this plays into a part of what happens

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