Revolutionary War


Bicameral Legislature Definition

The Origin of a Bicameral Legislature in the U.S.

Bicameral Legislature: Definition. Bicameral system, or bicameralism, a system of government in which the legislature comprises two houses. The Framers derived much of the language for the Constitution from British examples, and the bicameral system was in some respects similar to the British Parliament. John Dickinson, for example, likened the…

Author of the Declaration of Independence

Author of the Declaration of Independence

Who is the author of the Declaration of Independence? Thomas Jefferson is universally believed to be the author, but how much input did others have? Many years later, Jefferson told Henry Lee that he wrote the Declaration “not to find out new principles, or new arguments, never before thought of…

paul Revere's Ride Summary

Paul Revere’s Ride: Myth and Facts

Myth: Paul Revere single-handedly warned the Boston countryside of the impending British invasio This myth falls under the historical embellishment category. If you attended school in the United States after the early nineteenth century and if you are reading this, I am certain you did—then you probably heard the story…

American War of Independence Facts

American War of Independence: Facts and Summary

The American War of Independence (1775–1783), also known as the American Revolutionary War, was a war between Great Britain and its Thirteen Colonies which declared independence in July 1776 as a sovereign nation; the United States of America. American War of Independence The Americans defended their traditional rights. The French revolutionaries…

Conway Cabal Facts, Summary, History

The Conway Cabal: The Attempt to Oust George Washington

The Conway Cabal aimed to replace George Washington as commander-in-chief of the Army during the American Revolutionary War. It was a group of senior Continental Army officers who plotted this conspiracy in late 1777 and early 1778. The group was named after Brigadier General Thomas Conway. His letters criticized Washington and were…

Battle of Brandywine Creek Summary & Facts

Battle of Brandywine Creek

The Battle of Brandywine Creek was fought between the American Continental Army of General George Washington and the British Army of General Sir William Howe. It was an early battle in the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783), taking place on September 11, 1777. Howe Moves His Army By the first week…

Battle of Trenton Facts and Summary

Battle of Trenton: Location, Facts and Summary

The Battle of Trenton was a small but crucial battle during the American Revolutionary War. It happened on the morning of December 26, 1776, in Trenton, New Jersey. The Battle of Trenton The Americans’ (with 2400 soldiers) march toward Trenton began at 4 AM.  As the soldiers marched, many left…

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