What was the American War of Independence (1775-1783)?

Introduction The American Revolutionary War (19 April 1775 to 03 September 1783), also known as the American War of Independence or the Revolutionary War, was initiated by delegates from the thirteen American colonies in Congress against Great Britain over their objection to Parliament’s taxation policies and lack of colonial representation. From their founding in the… Read More

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What is the German-American Steuben Parade?

Introduction Von Steuben Day is a holiday traditionally held on a weekend in mid-September (von Steuben was born 17 September), celebrating the Prussian-born Baron Friedrich von Steuben, who arrived in the United States (US) as a volunteer offering his services to General George Washington in the American Revolutionary War. Von Steuben is still regarded as… Read More