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1.12.2017

washington and continental congress

Washington arrived in Philadelphia to serve in the Second Continental Congress on May 9, 1775. A need for military unity was needed and Washington soon gained a popularity from his committee work in Congress.


Washington was unanimously chosen as the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army because of his fellow Virginians promoting him throughout the Congress. Washington's selection made sense for several reasons.

Washington's Appointment as Commander-in-Chief

Benjamin Rush explained, "He has so much martial dignity in his deportment that you distinguish him to be a general and a soldier from among ten thousand people."

12.19.2016

the continental army


On July 18, 177[5], the Congress requested all colonies form militia companies from "all able bodied effective men, between sixteen and fifty years of age." It was not uncommon for men younger than sixteen to enlist as most colonies had no requirement of parental consent for those under twenty-one (adulthood).

The army went through several distinct phases, characterized by official dissolution and reorganization of units.

Too learn more check out this Wikipedia post.

12.07.2016

top 10 revolutionary war sites

Here are the top 10 historic place to visit from the American Revolution.



These places offer the remarkable experience to discover important landmarks in American history.

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12.05.2016

american revolution taverns in boston

Parts of the American Revolution were spawned in a variety of taverns. Taverns played an important part of Boston's history, for the Revolution and beyond.



I discovered a post that has excellent information of some special Boston taverns. Take a look and explore these historical landmarks.

EXPLORE THE TAVERNS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION IN BOSTON