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American Revolutionary War History

1775 - John Paul Jones received a commission as a first lieutenant in the Continental Navy.

1775 - John Barry was appointed a Captain of the Continental Navy.

1776 - Salis Deane, secret Congressional emissary to France, wrote to the U.S. Congress to ask that they ratify the commission of major general that he had promised Lafayette.

1776 - Patriots fired arrows over the city walls of Quebec City. The arrows had notes attached that demanded the surrender of Sir Guy Carleton.

1777 - British General William Howe engage American forces on Edge Hill in Pennsylvania. American General Daniel Morgan retreated after an attack by General Charles Cornwallis' regiment.

1787 - Delaware became the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

Revolutionary War Quotes

"The Constitution shall never be construed... to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."
Samuel Adams

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