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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 
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