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Strangest Founding Father?

Who was the biggest oddball of the founders? Why?   Every Founder had his “foibles,” as Washington acknowledged about himself, but Charles Lee was…

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Greatest Controversy?

Of all the disputed topics, events, reputations or battles of the Revolution, which is the greatest? Explain.   Militarily, Howe’s failure to pursue Washington’s…

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Most Mistaken Identity?

Revolutionary person known for one thing who should be known for something else?   And the winner is Benedict Arnold, almost universally known as…

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Most Misunderstood Event?

Which one event of the Revolution is incorrectly interpreted most often? Explain.   The battle of Saratoga. There is a group who are determined…

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Most Referenced Book?

Which American Revolution book do you refer to most often (not to be confused with “favorite book”)? Why?   The single volume that I…