The American Revolution: The Dates, Causes, and Timeline in the Fight for Independence

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It’s April 18, 1775, in Boston, Massachusetts. The eve of the American Revolution, although you don’t know it yet. It’s been five years since you arrived with your family to the North American colonies, and while life has been tough, especially during the first years when you worked as an indentured servant to pay for …

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The Haitian Revolution: The Slave Revolt Timeline in the Fight for Independence

The Haitian Revolution: The Slave Revolt Timeline in the Fight for Independence 2

The end of the 18th century was a period of great change around the world.  By 1776, Britain’s colonies in America — fueled by revolutionary rhetoric and Enlightenment thought that challenged the existing ideas about government and power — revolted and overthrew what many considered to be the most powerful nation in the world. And …

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