Sir Francis Drake’s attack on St. Augustine, 1586

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Baptista Boazio, Drake’s attack on St. Augustine, Florida, May 28–30, 1586. (Rare Books and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress, G3291.S12 s000 .B6)

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Loyalists and the British evacuation of Philadelphia, 1778

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Samuel Mostyn to Thomas Pennant, June 7, 1778. (GLC09023)On September 26, 1777, the British began an eight-month occupation of the city of Philadelphia during the American Revolution.

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Martha Washington on life after the Revolution, 1784

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Martha Washington to Hannah Boudinot, January 15, 1784 (GLC03909)The Revolutionary War disrupted the home life of Americans for eight years.

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In New York City in 1741 an economic decline exacerbated conflict between slaves engaged in commercial activity and working-class white colonists who felt their jobs were threatened. This tension boiled over in the spring when a series of fires led white New Yorkers to fear a slave uprising. The events became popularly known as the New York Conspiracy of 1741 (also called the Negro Plot or the Slave Insurrection). Nearly 200 people were arrested, including at least twenty whites, some of whom were suspected of being Catholic saboteurs and spies.

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Abraham Lincoln, Inventor, 1849

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Abraham Lincoln’s patent, May 22, 1849, page 3. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)On March 10, 1849, Abraham Lincoln filed a patent for a device for “buoying vessels over shoals” with the US Patent Office. Patent No.

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Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836

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Texas Declaration of Independence, March 2, 1836. (GLC02559)On March 2, 1836, Texas formally declared its independence from Mexico.

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The Monroe Doctrine, 1823

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 President’s Annual Message to Congress, Washington Republican Extra, Dec. 2, 1823 (GLC04824)

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Jefferson on the French and Haitian Revolutions, 1792

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Thomas Jefferson to Marquis de Lafayette, June 16, 1792. (GLC08063p1)

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The Stamp Act, 1765

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The Stamp Act, pamphlet, published in London, 1765. (GLC03562.11)On March 22, 1765, the British Parliament passed the “Stamp Act” to help pay for British troops stationed in the colonies during the Seven Years’ War.

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A report on reaction to the Stamp Act, 1765

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Archibald Hinshelwood to Joshua Mauger, August 19, 1765. (GLC03902.61)On March 22, 1765, the British Parliament passed the “Stamp Act” to help pay for British troops stationed in the colonies during the Seven Years’ War.

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