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To Give Up Power

Astride his gray horse, George Washington rode south with a thousand men into New York City. It was November 25, 1783. As of April 19, 1783, fighting had stopped between the British and the Continental Army. Word had reached Washington

The Summary View

In the summer of 1774, 31-year-old Thomas Jefferson worked hurriedly in his house at Monticello. The weather was sunny and clear, but he was worried about the storm clouds he and other continental leaders saw coming. He was a representative

Victory or Death

“Are you alright General?” asked Joseph Reed, a lawyer and delegate of the continental congress. He and Benjamin Rush, a congressman and a physician, had come to join the army while congress was adjourned. They were talking with General George