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The Knox Expedition Noble Train of Artillery chart

The Knox Expedition: “The Noble Train of Artillery”

In late 1775 general George Washington’s ragtag group of colonists had besieged the British army in Boston. While they surrounded the city and controlled the hilltops, they could not force the British out due to a lack of heavy artillery. A relatively unheralded former Boston bookshop owner named Henry Knox proposed a solution to Washington’s …

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US Territory Expansion with Louisiana Purchase

Considered controversial at the time, the Louisiana Purchase added a vast amount of territory to the relatively new nation of the United States. The purchase itself had major impacts that rippled through American society. This chart shows the total amount of US territory expansion with the Louisiana Purchase. The Louisiana territory was a vast amount …

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Patriot and Loyalist Support for American Revolution chart

Patriot and Loyalist Support for the American Revolution

When looking back at the outset of the American Revolution most assume that the colonies were united in their quest for independence. Sure there were some loyalists who sided with the British, but a vast majority supported independence. This chart shows this narrative to be incorrect. This article shows what was the likely support for …

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Native American Disease Mortality Rate Post Columbus chart

Native American Disease Mortality Rate Post Columbus

When Columbus set sail in 1492 to find a new passage to the East Indies, he didn’t know it yet, but the world was to be forever changed. Upon his arrival Native Americans populations would never be the same. This chart shows the Native American disease mortality rate in the years following Columbus’ arrival. Estimates …

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Bloodiest Battles in the U.S. Civil War chart

5 Bloodiest Battles in the US Civil War

The United States Civil War was a brutal conflict that lasted from 1861-1865. Estimates vary, but most figures place the total number of dead in the range of 500,000-625,000. Included wounded and prisoners, casualties were as high as 1.5 million. This chart shows the 5 bloodiest battles in the US Civil War in terms of …

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