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Alien and Sedition Acts

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — United States History.

(1798).

The term “Alien and Sedition Acts” refers to four controversial laws enacted by the Federalist-controlled Congress in 1798 in response to fears about imminent war with...

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American Revolution

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When Great Britain virtually eliminated the French from North America with the Treaty of Paris, which ended the Seven Years' War, it was expected that one of the major benefits ...

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Battle of Québec

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — History of the Americas.

1759.

This ended French sovereignty in Canada. Despite fears that the strongly entrenched French, under the brilliant Montcalm, could be dislodged only by a long siege, Wolfe's...

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Beaver Wars

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — History of the Americas.

(1640s-1680s), a series of conflicts between Iroquois and Algonquin tribes living near the Great Lakes. Involvement in the fur trade destabilized Native American cultures by introducing...

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Boston Massacre

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Regional and National History.

1770.

The ‘massacre’ resulted from the clash between British troops, who fired without orders, and an urban crowd, on 5 March 1770 in Boston (Mass.). Three persons were killed. Its...

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Boston Tea Party

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Regional and National History.

1773.

This marked a stage on the road from resistance to insurrection in North America. The unpopular tea duty was continued after the repeal of the other Townshend duties. In 1773...

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disunionism

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Warfare and Defence.

N.the doctrine, advocated before and during the Civil War, that the Union between the states should be dissolved.

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Dunkirk

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North‐eastern French port, whence 27 May to 4 June 1940, 200,000 British troops were brought back to England. On 10 May 1940 German troops attacked the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and...

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Earl of Chatham William Pitt

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Warfare and Defence.

(1708–78),

known as Pitt the Elder. In 1735 Pitt launched his belligerent political career by insulting King George II over his son's marriage and was dismissed from the army...

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Executive Order 9981

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — United States History.

An order signed by President Harry S. Truman on July 26, 1948, after World War II, to establish “equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard...

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