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For me it has to be the period from the "French and Indian War" thru the American Revolution.

My home town was founded in this period, in the Ohio Valley and spent a large part of the time under constant threat of Indian attack. One report of Indians attacking the local fort passing down the path, what later became the street I grew up on. Gives it a bit of a personnel touch.

The actions of this time period/locations are some what over looked on the importance to the US exspanisoin into the Ohio Country/Northwest.

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Indeed... many Earth changing events in the 19th century.

I my be wrong can that class as the Napolianic era or was that the 18th century?
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Without a doubt, September 1664! That most infamous of dates! The villianous Duke of York sent his henchmen to wrest the paradise of New Amsterdam from its legitimate owners and contaminate it with vile English cooties!!! I am eagerly anticipating the reparations check to pay for the loss of my family's holdings.

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Without a doubt, September 1664! That most infamous of dates! The villianous Duke of York sent his henchmen to wrest the paradise of New Amsterdam from its legitimate owners and contaminate it with vile English cooties!!! I am eagerly anticipating the reparations check to pay for the loss of my family's holdings.

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Saint-Barthélemy, the pearl of the west indies and a part of the Kingdom of Sweden between 1785-1878. I dont understand how we ever could have sold that island to the French. The same goes for the area around the Delaware river that was known as "New Sweden", that was however taken over by force by those pesky dutch...
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Without a doubt, September 1664! That most infamous of dates! The villianous Duke of York sent his henchmen to wrest the paradise of New Amsterdam from its legitimate owners and contaminate it with vile English cooties!!! I am eagerly anticipating the reparations check to pay for the loss of my family's holdings.

A warning to John Bull. THE DUTCH SHALL RISE AGAIN!!
Manhattan a Dutch possession again! This opens wide vista's.
Actually quite appropriate that the inventors of modern capitalism (Amsterdam Stock Exchange, 1602) should repossess the heart of global capitalism once again and show the world what a few good Dutchmen can do ...
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You SOLD it to the French????? You should have picked up some rocks and sharpened a few sticks. You probably would have gotten Quebec in the Treaty!

I'm aware of the liberation of the Deleware. The locals still call the brief period of Dutch presence their "Age of Enlightenment".
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You SOLD it to the French????? You should have picked up some rocks and sharpened a few sticks. You probably would have gotten Quebec in the Treaty!

I'm aware of the liberation of the Deleware. The locals still call the brief period of Dutch presence their "Age of Enlightenment".
"Nieuw Nederland", bah you guys cant even spell things right .
Anyway, I heard that the period of enlightement came to a abrupt halt once the English came and conquered the whole area and all autonomy vanished.

As for the French thing, somone important thought that the island was inhospitable and without strategic value (its now of course one of the worlds most exclusive luxury resorts). Besides, when we stopped dealing with slaves the whole colonial craze felt like it had passed. We still managed to retain all street and city names, as well as put our mark on that place coat of arms though:
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"Nieuw Nederland", bah you guys cant even spell things right .
Anyway, I heard that the period of enlightement came to a abrupt halt once the English came and conquered the whole area and all autonomy vanished.

As for the French thing, somone important thought that the island was inhospitable and without strategic value (its now of course one of the worlds most exclusive luxury resorts). Besides, when we stopped dealing with slaves the whole colonial craze felt like it had passed. We still managed to retain all street and city names, as well as put our mark on that place coat of arms though:
Thanks for the spelling lesson. In keeping with the modern spirit, I blame the schools, my parents, and society as a whole for failing me during my matriculation.

Let's review, you got to names the streets and buildings, and you contributed to a really cool logo. We, on the other hand, went on to capture the world's market in tulips and really stiff shoes.

What say we call this one a draw?
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Thanks for the spelling lesson. In keeping with the modern spirit, I blame the schools, my parents, and society as a whole for failing me during my matriculation.
It was not your spelling I remarked on, it was more of a general insult against dutch as a language . On the other hand, coming from Sweden I guess I shouldnt make jokes about that...
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I thought about an own pre-emptive posting of the Swedish Chef, but I felt that it wasnt fair to take away sombody elses pleasure like that.
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A favorite moment in the American revolution is Washington's Newburgh address.

Washington had called his officers together to quell a mutinuous dispositon in the Army's lack of resourcing from the Continential Congress.

"Washington had come to the end of his prepared speech but his audience did not seem truly moved. He clearly had not achieved his end. He rememberd he had brought with him a reassuring letter from a congressman. He would read it. He pulled the paper from his pocket, and then something seemed to go wrong. The General seemed confused; he stared at the paper helplessly. The officers leaned forward, their hearts contracting with anxiety. Washington pulled from his pocket something only his intimates had seen hem wear: a pair of eyeglasses. "Gentlemen," he said, "you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for I have not only grown gray but almost blind in the service of my country."

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RN, could you possibly provide the text of that speech & a general description to that event? I'd like it added to the Reference: Great Speeches thread, if you could...

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