Fort Independence is a fort in Missouri, United States. Fortifications (Latin fortis, strong, and facere, to make) are military constructions designed for defensive warfare. ... Missouri, named after the Missouri Siouan Indian tribe meaning canoe, is a Midwestern state of the United States with Jefferson City as its capital. ...
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The term used for the colonies of British North America that joined together in the American Revolution against the mother country, adopted the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and became the United States.
Boston was under British siege, and before that siege was climaxed by the costly British victory usually called the battle of Bunker Hill (June 17, 1775) the Congress had chosen (June 15, 1775) George Washington as commander in chief of the Continental Armed Forces.
The Declaration of Independence is conventionally dated July 4, 1776.
Fort Ticonderoga is a large 18th century fort built at a strategically important narrows in Lake Champlain where a short traverse gives access to the north end of Lake George in the state of New York, USA.
The fort's primary goal was to control the south end of Lake Champaign and to prevent the British from getting a toe hold on the lake.
The fort was captured the following year by the British, under General Amherst, in the second Battle of Ticonderoga.
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