Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary - Chapter Three: It’s a Collegian! (61 - 73) Summary & Analysis

Brockenbrough, Martha
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On July 2nd, with New York abstaining, Congress voted to declare independence. No colony in history had managed to set up a self-governing state. An attempt to do so was considered treasonous. The Declaration of Independence arrived in New York on July 9th. In response, a statue of King George was melted down to make bullets, while it’s head was sent to England. However, New York was extremely vulnerable due to its’ proximity to the harbor and valuable route to Canada. The British moved in on July 12th. Alexander, in charge of New York’s Fort George, fired on the British. However, his battalion was one of the few to fight. Most of the army was in bars or brothels. Washington pushed citizens to evacuate as the British fleet was capable of surrounding them. Washington ordered the...

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