The Everything American Revolution Book: From the Boston Massacre to the Campaign at Yorktown-all you need to know about the birth of our nation
Daniel P. Murphy
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Scrappy farmers. Aristocratic landowners. Eccentric geniuses. These were the rebels who took on the world's greatest power - and won.
From the rebellion against "taxation without representation" to the beginnings of American self-government, readers will learn how this unlikely group of colonists shaped a new nation. This book features all readers need to know about this exciting time:
• The beginnings of colonial unrest and rebellion
• The drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence
• Major battles, including Lexington and Concord, Trenton, Saratoga, Valley Forge, and Yorktown
• Daily life for soldiers and ordinary colonists on both sides of the war
• The birth of the United States
This easy-to-read book covers all the key players and major events—from King George III and George Washington to the Boston Tea Party and the launch of a new government. The interesting facts and vivid details inside will turn any history-phobe into an enthusiastic history buff!
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be replaced by smaller issues of state currency that would hopefully retain their value longer. Congress also authorized the states to supply the army in kind, turning over foodstuffs, clothing, and other goods to Continental officers, who would then disburse them to the army. This medieval system of supply did not work well. Support from the states continued to be inadequate and dilatory. The states faced the same problems the national government did in mobilizing credit and achieving efficient
Savannah were in a ruinous condition. Heavily outnumbered by Campbell’s advancing army, Howe decided that his best course of action was to try to stop the British outside the town. He set up a blocking position along the road the British were using. With both his flanks secured by swamps and a trench dug across his front, Howe thought he had created a very defensible line for his troops. When Campbell arrived, it looked as if his only option was a frontal assault on Howe’s troops. Then a slave
oaths of allegiance to the Crown. Georgia was the only state where a fully functioning royal administration was re-established during the war. This government survived for two years, until the collapse of the British position in the south and the return of American forces. Major General Benjamin Lincoln, commander of the Southern Department, tried to retake Georgia. He gathered a force of 3,600 Continentals and militia along the Savannah River separating South Carolina from Georgia. Pre-vost
when word came on August 14 that de Grasse was on his way to the Chesapeake with twenty-nine ships of the line, four frigates, and 3,200 troops, Washington quickly dropped any lingering notions of a campaign around New York and decided on “an operation to the Southward.” He wrote to Lafayette, ordering him to keep Cornwallis confined within the Yorktown peninsula. A letter was sent to de Grasse, informing him that Washington and Rochambeau were marching to join him. The Americans and French began