Nothing Essay

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Historical Examples: 1. The Battles of Lexington and Concord fought on April 19, 1775, which kicked off the American Revolutionary War (1775-83). However, tensions had been building for many years between residents of the 13 American colonies and the British authorities, particularly in Massachusetts. Years later, on the night of April 18, 1775, hundreds of British troops marched from Boston to nearby Concord in order to seize an arms cache; Paul Revere and other riders sounded the alarm, and colonial militiamen began mobilizing to intercept the Redcoat column. A confrontation on the Lexington town green started off the fighting, and soon the British were hastily retreating under intense fire. Many more battles followed, but not until in 1783 the colonists formally won their independence. 2. On June 24, 1863, General Robert E. Lee led his Confederate Army across the Potomac River and headed towards Pennsylvania, in response to this threat; President Lincoln replaced his army commander General Joseph Hooker into with General George Mead. As Lee's troops poured into Pennsylvania, Mead led the Union Army north from Washington. Lee’s cavalry commander, Jeb Stuart, who, instead of reporting Union movem2ents to Lee, had gone off on a raid deep in the Union rear, inadvertently helped Meade’s effort. This action left Lee blind to the Union's position. When a scout reported the Union approach, Lee ordered his scattered troops to converge west of the small village of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. That’s how The battle of Gettysburg, one of the famous battle during civil war happened, it is a turning point during the civil war, it is also the last time Lee trying to invade South. 3. After the December 7, 1941, Japanese attack on the American naval2 fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; United States was thrust into World War II (1939-45), and everyday life across the

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