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With the revolution on the line, George Washginton led his army to victory at Trenton. Unfortunately he would be unable to stop the British from taking Philadelphia in 1777.
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When in the course of human events...
The American colonies declared independence in July 1776. Then their armies got chased around New York.
After the skirmishes at Lexington and Concord, war between Britain and the colonies broke out. George Washington was appointed commander-in-chief and laid siege to Boston.
The Boston Tea Party led Parliament to pass the Intolerable Acts in 1774. The colonists were really super not amused.
After the failure of the Stamp Act, Parliament passed a new series of taxes known as the Townshend Acts. The colonists were not amused.
After the French and Indian War, the British Ministry started levying new taxes on the colonies. The colonists were not amused.
A brief tour of the Thirteen Colonies.
The English Monarchy was restored in 1660.
After serving in Parliament and the courts of both Charles I and Charles II, Edward Hyde wrote a massively influential history of the English Civil Wars.