BATTLES IN THE 1780’S: PART 4
BATTLE OF KINGS MOUNTAIN
The Battle of Kings Mountain took place in South Carolina on October 7, 1780. It is an iconic part of the Revolutionary War because it was known as the biggest “All-American Fight” between the Loyalists and the Patriots. The Patriots eventually retreated because they did not want to face Lord Cornwallis’s army. They did, as a matter of fact, capture some of the Loyalists and executed them as prisoners. Soon enough, the Patriots won the battle, and it made the Patriots feel a lot more confident after they had been defeated in many battles before.
BATTLE OF COWPENS
The Battle of Cowpens happened on January 17, 1781. As a matter of fact, it didn’t take place in Cowpens, but a neighboring location, Cherokee County. The British army (lead by Soldier Daniel Morgan) captured much of the South Continental army in South Carolina, and that gave them more confidence. George Washington sent General Greene to command them. Greene split the army in half and sent Tarleton, a British soldier who helped the colonists for many years, to block Morgan’s actions. When Tarleton drew close, Morgan retreated, leaving the Americans in victory.
BATTLE OF YORKTOWN
The Battle of Yorktown (also known as the Siege of Yorktown) happened from September 28 to October 19, 1781. The Americans and the French worked together to gain a victory, and in the end, a victory was what they received. This battle was any regular battle, but it affected many things.
By Ishaan Bhattacharya
Welcome back to the Giannini Politics Update! Today, the topic of discussion is the investigation constructed by special counsel Robert Mueller.
The Special Counsel Investigation, also known as the Mueller investigation, was a United States Law Enforcement Investigation of any attempts by the Russian Government to influence or interfere with the U.S. Presidential Election. The investigation’s purview included the allegation that there was association or coordination between Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and the Russian government, and was led by special counsel Robert Mueller. The general results of the investigation were explained by Attorney General William Barr who told Congress that Mueller's office didn't establish a conspiracy between Trump's campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 election, nor did it establish that Trump obstructed justice according to a summary of the investigation submitted by Barr. He assessed the results of the investigation further and in more detail via a 400-page document written to Congress. Although Barr stated that he detected no interference in the election, in a recent testimony before Congress, Barr said that the U.S. government spied on the Trump campaign, and that he would investigate further violation of any rules. This means that Barr will analyze possible contraventions by American intelligence agencies. Barr has been one of the few people who has had access to the results of the investigation. As a result, knowledge of the general public is based on Barr's summary.
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