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H.R.5515 - 115th Congress (2017-2018): John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 | Congress.gov | Library of Congress
H.R.5515 John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, sponsored by Rep. William M. Thornberry, became law on August 13th, 2018
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David Pawson - Wikipedia
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25 days ago by Bookman
The Prussian Nobleman Who Helped Save the American Revolution | History | Smithsonian
“The genius of this nation is not in the least to be compared with that of the Prussian, Austrians, or French,” von Steuben wrote to a Prussian friend. “You say to your soldier ‘Do this and he doeth it’; but I am obliged to say [to the American soldier]: ‘This is the reason why you ought to do that: and then he does it.’”
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Fort William Henry Museum
For almost 70 years, England and France had been at war with a few breaks of unsettled peace. By the beginning of the 18th century, they were the only rivals in the conquest for domination of North America. The French and Indian War was a colonial extension of the Seven Year’s War; hostilities in which more lives were lost than during the American Revolution and involved people on three continents and the Caribbean. It was the true first world war.

Each side wanted to increase its land holdings in the New World and protect its valuable fur trade. Claim of land by one side or the other resulted in disagreements and skirmishes. George Washington was sent to build a fort near Great Meadows, PA which was taken by the French just one month later. This set off a string of small battles which resulted in an official declaration of war in May 1756.

For the early years of the war, the French, although outnumbered by the British, dominated the battlefield defeating them in battles at Fort Oswego, Fort Carillon (Ticonderoga) and Fort William Henry.
August 3-9, 1757: Fort William Henry – The commander-in-chief of the French forces, Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, lays siege to Fort William Henry which Lt. Col. George Monro is finally forced to surrender. The infamous massacre occurs on August 10 which will later be dramatized in James Fenimore Cooper’s book, The Last of the Mohicans. The fort is burned in fires that lasted two days and could be seen from Fort Edward, 16 miles to the south.
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William Bradford (Colonial printer)
William Bradford (May 20, 1660 – May 23, 1752) was an early English printer in North America. He is best known as "the pioneer printer of the Middle colonies" and the head of a family that included publishers for 140 years. He was also known for controversies regarding freedom of the press.
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MA State Library's Digital Version of William Bradford's "Of Plymouth Plantation"
This codex manuscript by Plymouth colonist William Bradford documents the life and travels of the Pilgrims from 1608-1647. It was during this time in which they departed England for the Netherlands, organized themselves as a company to settle in America, and weathered several decades of life in North America.
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