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Unformatted text preview: George Wythe - George Wythe served as law tutor to the young Jefferson, and later worked as a law professor at the College of William and Mary. He was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and assisted Jefferson in preparing a new code of laws for the Virginia Assembly. In 1806, Wythe was poisoned to death by his nephew after a complicated inheritance scheme involving Wythe's slave mistress and their son came to light. Barbary Wars - The Barbary Wars were a series of conflicts fought with various North African principalities, chiefly Algiers and Tripoli. Jefferson initiated an American offensive in 1801 after tribute demands from the Muslim suzerains grew outlandish. Fighting ensued for several years, and never reached a conclusive endpoint. Battle of Bunker Hill - The Battle of Bunker Hill, fought June 17, 1775, was a violent...
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Womer during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08