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DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE


The main purpose of America’s Declaration of Independence was to explain to foreign nations why the colonies had chosen to become independent from Great Britain. The Revolutionary War had already begun, and several major battles had already taken place. The American colonies had already cut most major ties to England, and had established their own congress, currency, army, and post … Continue reading


AMERICAN REVOLUTION – BATTLE OF SULLIVAN’S ISLAND


The Battle of Sullivan’s Island took place June 28, 1776. The Battle of Sullivan’s Island was located near Charleston, South Carolina. Sullivan’s Island was a large island at the entrance to Charleston harbor. British frigates had scouted the area in May and observed the construction of the American fort on Sullivan’s Island. The Battle ended in victory for the American … Continue reading


AMERICAN REVOLUTION – BATTLE OF QUEBEC (CONT.)


Following the battle, Arnold sent Moses Hazen and Edward Antill, two expatriate Americans, to General David Wooster, who Montgomery had left in command at Montreal, and also to the Congress in Philadelphia, to report the defeat and request support. (Both Hazen and Antill went on to serve in the American army throughout the war.) Arnold also refused to retreat; despite … Continue reading


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