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Commander In Chief House Of Burgesses
1,279 wordsWashington, George (1732 - 99), commander in chief of the Continental army during the American Revolution, and later the first president of the United States. He symbolized qualities of discipline, aristocratic duty, military orthodoxy, and persistence in adversity that his contemporaries particularly valued as marks of mature political leadership. Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, the eldest son of Augustine Washington, a Virginia planter, and Mary Ball...
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War Of 1812 United States Wages
1,304 wordsUnited States Wages War The American Revolution did not mark the end of tensions and hostilities between Britain and the newly independent United States. Neither country was pleased with the agreements made at the conclusion of the American Revolution. Americans were angry with the British for failing to withdraw their British soldiers from American territory and their unwillingness to sign trade agreements favorable to the United States. The division of land and the loss of the Ohio River Valle...
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Underground Railroad Ohio River
1,294 words... Maryland in order to save slaves. She never lost one slave. There were many other influential women that played a role in the Underground Railroad and the fight for equality among blacks. Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were fighting the twin fight for women's suffrage and Negro emancipation. Jane Lewis from New Lebanon, Ohio found her way to the river and rowed runaways from the far side of the Ohio River to the Ohio freedom. Calvin Fairbanks was one of the first of...
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Native Americans Half Brother
809 wordsLife Before the Presidency John Washington, Georges great grandfather, reached colonial shores in 1657, settling in Virginia. While little definite information exists on Georges ancestors before his father, rumors abound. What is known is that by the time George was born to Augustine and Mary Washington on February 22, 1732, the family had found the lower rung of Virginias ruling class. He was the eldest child of Augustine's second marriage; there were two sons from the first. Farming and land s...
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Unconditional Surrender Thomas Jefferson
2,756 wordsWho was George Rogers Clark? This is probably a question most people in America couldnt answer. The reason is very simple, George Rogers Clark was a hero in an age of heroism. He simply could not compare with the legends of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other Revolutionary War heroes. Clark nevertheless is very important, especially to the people of Kentucky, Illinois, and Indiana who became apart of the United States of America because of his great leadership and bravery in military c...
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Huck And Jim Runaway Slave
729 wordsThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, is a story of a youngman who finds himself in many unpredictable situations. In the novel, Huck is constantly changing his setting. Either he is on the land, at the shore of the mightily Mississippi river, or upon a small raft slowly floating downstream. Since Huck lives on both the shore and the river, the reader of the novel is able to compare the differences between them. To Huck the river has sense of freedom. Compared to life on the shore, ...
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Bow And Arrow Birds Of Prey
3,616 wordsThe Hopewell Studied since the discovery of the conspicuous mounds in Ross County Ohio, the Hopewell have been an archaeological enigma to many. The tradition is so named for the owner of the farm, Captain Hopewell, where over thirty mounds were discovered. Earlier studies focused more on the exotic grave goods such as precious metals, freshwater pearls, many of these objects had come from all corners of the continent from the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf of Mexico, and north to the mid-Atlantic ...
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Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Toms Cabin
1,448 wordsUncle Toms Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe Many people believe that a novel has a direct and powerful influence on American history. One such novel was written by a woman by the name of Harriet Beecher Stowe. The name of this novel is Uncle Toms Cabin. Harriet Beecher was born on June 14, 181 l, in Litchfield, Connecticut. Her father Lyman Beecher, was a renowned preacher. Harriet was a student and later a teacher, at Hartford Female Seminary. In 1832, the Beecher's moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. Jus...
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