Revolutionary War

Revolutionary War - Revolutionary War - The Revolutionary...

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Unformatted text preview: Revolutionary War - The Revolutionary War was fought between 1775 and 1782, beginning with the first shots fired at the Battles of Lexington and Concord and ending with Lord Cornwallis' surrender to George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia. In the initial fighting, British forces overwhelmed the inexperienced and undermanned colonial rebels. However, significant military assistance from French forces on land and at sea eventually helped ensure an American victory. Secessionist Plots - Various secessionist plots sprung up during Jefferson's presidential administrations. Two regions proved especially vulnerable: the newly-acquired Louisiana Territory, which was briefly captivated by the master plan of Aaron Burr, and New England, which under lingering Federalist influence formed a rebellious faction known as the Essex Junto in objection to the woefully ineffective Embargo Act. Later, during the as the Essex Junto in objection to the woefully ineffective Embargo Act....
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Womer during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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