Samuel Adams & The Boston Tea Party
American Independence

Samuel Adams & The Boston Tea Party

In 1767, Parliament levied new taxes, in part to pay for maintaining an English army in America. The colonists, believing the King would use this army to compel them to do as he willed, rebelled by throwing the taxed-tea into the Boston Harbor.

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The Storming of Stony Point
American Independence

The Storming of Stony Point

On the evening of July 16, 1779, a select group of George Washington's Continental Army, led by Brigadier General "Mad Anthony" Wayne, decisively defeated British troops at an outpost in Stony Point, New York during the Revolutionary War.

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The Cruise of the U.S.S. Wasp
Maritime/Nautical

The Cruise of the U.S.S. Wasp

Written by Theodore Roosevelt | In the War of 1812 the little American Navy, including only a dozen frigates and sloops of war, won a series of victories against the English.

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The Flag-Bearer at Antietam
Civil War

The Flag-Bearer at Antietam

Written by Theodore Roosevelt | To guard one's own flag against capture is the pride, to capture the flag of one's enemy the ambition, of every valiant soldier.

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The Battle of Trenton
American Independence

The Battle of Trenton

The Battle of Trenton was a crucial battle during the American Revolution. After crossing the Delaware River the night prior to the attack, General George Washington and his Continental Army fought Hessians garrisoned at Trenton, New Jersey on the morning of December 26, 1776.

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Patrick Henry & the Stamp Act
American Independence

Patrick Henry & the Stamp Act

The great orator and Founding Father, Patrick Henry, is best remembered for his "If this be treason, make the most of it" speech against the Stamp Act in 1765, and for his famous words "...give me liberty, or give me death" in support of the American Revolution.

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The Battle of New Orleans
War of 1812

The Battle of New Orleans

The Battle of New Orleans was fought between the British and American Army (led by future president Andrew Jackson) in January 1815, shortly after the War of 1812 had ended.

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