“Since you have chosen to elect a man with a timber toe to succeed me,” he stormed, “you may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas.”
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“[O]ur friends at Paris,” George Washington wrote, “in a little time, will come flying thro’ the air, instead of ploughing the Ocean to get to America.”
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George Washington wrote the Governor of Rhode Island, asking for help obtaining the “very considerable Magazine of Powder” in Bermuda.
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Americans expected to take the island of Peleliu from the Japanese in a few days. Instead, the effort lasted for two months.
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A Patriot cavalry charge during this battle has been identified by some as the first cavalry charge of the American Revolution and the U.S. Army.
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The news spread like wildfire: The Marines were recruiting women to help in the war effort!
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We know about Captain William Driver’s flag because of one particular event that occurred during the Civil War.
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A large convoy of British ships is captured by Spanish Admiral Luis de Córdova y Córdova. Who knew that so much of the American Revolution was affected…
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Proud to be an American, by Tara Ross