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Hero of the Revolution

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Happy Fourth of July, I think to celebrate the today with the hero who make it happen: George Washington. A cautious and prudent Virginia aristocrat, Washington was nevertheless among the first Virginians to protest British colonial policy. He publicly emphasized his opposition by accepting appointment as a delegate to the Continental Congress during 1774–1775. On 15 June 1775 he was chosen by that body as commander in chief of the Continental army.
The saga of Washington's Revolutionary War exploits has been recounted many times and need not be repeated here. Among the highlights of his extraordinary military career were the successful siege of Boston in 1775–1776; the crossing of the Delaware on Christmas night 1776 and defeat of the redcoats at Trenton; the depressing defeats in the autumn of 1777 at Brandywine and Germantown, Pennsylvania; the bitterly cold winter that the dispirited Continental army endured at Valley Forge in 1777–1778; the skillfully commanded victory at Mon…

War of Spartacus

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This is the real story of the Roman slave Spartacus, a biography of his life and history. There is little documented about Spartacus prior to his fame in leading a small band of gladiators and enlisting slaves to rebel against the authority of Rome. Known information has been put together to form a Timeline of Spartacus the leader of the slave uprising against the Roman Republic known as the Third Servile War and is also referred to as The War of Spartacus.
Background History to Spartacus - The Servile Wars (Slave Uprisings)
Here is a little history of the slave uprising. During 135 BC and 104 BC the First and Second Servile Wars, or slave uprisings, erupted in Sicily. These wars started with small bands of rebels but were joined by tens of thousands of slave followers wishing to escape the oppressive life of a Roman slave. Much of the Roman economy was based on the slave trade. It is estimated that the number of slaves in Roman Italy, at its peak, was about one and a half million wh…

July: Rebellion is in the air

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I am so sorry for not posting anything for the month of June. I had been busy with a new job and moving to a homes. Now that is settle I am post theme of July which is Types of Rebellion and the Deities rule over it.
Rebellion, uprising, or insurrection is a refusal of obedience or order. It may  seen as covering a range of behaviors aimed at destroying or taking over the position of an established authority such as a government, political leader, financial institution, or person in charge. On the one hand the forms of behavior can include non-violent methods such as the wonders of civil disobedience, civil resistance and nonviolent resistance. On the other hand it may cover violent campaigns. Those who participate in rebellions, especially if they are armed rebellions, are known as "rebels". There are a number of terms that are associated with rebel and rebellion. They range from those with positive connotations to those with negative connotations. Examples include: Civil re…