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.
By, Jocelyn Yu
Japan and Korea are located in Asia, one of the biggest continents.
Many people visit Japan for the attractions, anime, manga, and more!
Arashiyama- Arashiyama has a beautiful scenery, and is famous for the cherry blossoms they have in the spring and summer, and the bamboo groves, and boats they have. (Wikipedia)
Kiyomizu-dera- Kiyomizu-dera, officially Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera, is an independent Buddhist temple in eastern Kyoto. The temple is part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto UNESCO World Heritage site.
Kinkaku-ji- Kinkaku-ji, officially named Rokuon-ji, is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. It is one of the most popular buildings in Japan, attracting a large number of visitors annually.
Fushimi Inari Taisha- Fushimi Inari Taisha is the head shrine of the god Inari, located in Fushimi Ward in Kyoto, Japan. The shrine sits at the base of a mountain also named Inari which is 233 metres above sea level.
If you’re thinking of going to Japan, think about going to places and eating the things below!
What to eat in Japan
SOBA (Buckwheat Noodles)
UDON (Thick Japanese Noodles)
TEMPURA (Savories in Tempura, or fried batter)
SUSHI (Rice wrapped in seaweed and other savories)
RAMEN (Japanese Noodles with salty soup and other savories)
CREPES (Fruits wrapped in a sweet pancake)
South Korea inspired me to write this because I am going there for Spring Break!
In South Korea, you MUST GO TO THESE PLACES!!!
Gyeongbokgung Palace-Gyeongbokgung, also known as Gyeongbokgung Palace or Gyeongbok Palace, was the main royal palace of the Joseon dynasty. Built in 1395, it is located in northern Seoul, South Korea.
North Seoul Tower-The N Seoul Tower, officially the YTN Seoul Tower and commonly known as the Namsan Tower or Seoul Tower, is a communication and observation tower located on Namsan Mountain in central Seoul, South Korea. At 236 metres, it marks the second highest point in Seoul.
Myeong-dong-Bustling Myeong-dong is a shopping area packed with international fashion brands, luxury department stores and homegrown cosmetics shops. Casual eateries offer Korean dumplings and ginseng chicken soup, while street vendors sell Japanese and Thai snacks. Shows mixing folk music and drama are staged at Myeongdong Nanta Theatre. Nearby 19th-century Myeong-dong Cathedral features a Gothic-style bell tower. Also selling Seoul’s famous street foods, such as Tanghulu (strawberries covered in sugar, and famous for asmr), octopus tentacles, fried chicken, and many more! Although they’re very unhealthy, you’ll want to visit Myeong-dong!
Bukchon Hanok Village-Bukchon Hanok Village is a Korean traditional village in Seoul with a long history located on the top of a hill between Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeok Palace and Jongmyo Royal Shrine. The traditional village is composed of lots of alleys, hanok and is preserved to show a 600-year-old urban environment.
Insa-Dong-The focal point (in Seoul) of lively Insadong is its pedestrianized main street, which is crammed with teahouses and Korean eateries, plus shops selling traditional goods like pottery, tea and handmade hanji paper. The offbeat Ssamziegil complex has cozy cafes and mural-lined stairwells leading to a roof terrace, while the Hakgojae gallery shows modern art. Leafy Tapgol Park has a massive stone pagoda.
Changdeokgung-Changdeokgung, also known as Changdeokgung Palace or Changdeok Palace, is set within a large park in Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It is one of the "Five Grand Palaces" built by the kings of the Joseon Dynasty.
Lotte World-Lotte World is a major recreation complex in Seoul, South Korea. It consists of the world's largest indoor theme park, an outdoor amusement park called "Magic Island", an artificial island inside a lake linked by monorail, shopping malls, a luxury hotel, a Korean folk museum, sports facilities, and movie theaters.
Cheonggyecheon-Cheonggyecheon is a 10.9-kilometre-long, modern public recreation space in downtown Seoul, South Korea. The massive urban renewal project is on the site of a stream that flowed before the rapid post-war economic development caused it to be covered by transportation infrastructure.
Namsan-Nam Mountain is a peak, 262 metres high, in the Jung-gu district of south central Seoul, South Korea. Although known as Mongmyeoksan, or 목멱산, in the past, it is now commonly referred to as Mt. Namsan. It offers some hiking, picnic areas and views of downtown Seoul's skyline.
Dongdaemun Market-Dongdaemun Market or Tongdaemun is a large commercial district in Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. With traditional markets and shopping centers, it is a popular shopping and tourist destination that has been designated a 'Special Tourism Zone' since 2002.
Jongmyo Shrine-Jongmyo is a Confucian shrine in Seoul, is dedicated to the perpetuation of memorial services for the deceased kings and queens of the Korean Joseon Dynasty. According to UNESCO, the shrine is the oldest royal Confucian shrine preserved and the ritual ceremonies continue a tradition established in the 14th century.
WHAT TO EAT IN SOUTH KOREA
Ddeokbokki (Korean Spicy Rice Cakes) 떡볶이
Samgyupsal (Grilled Pork Belly BBQ) 삼겹살
Gogigui (Korean BBQ) 고기구이
Samgyetang (Ginseng Chicken Soup) 삼계탕
Patbingsu (Red Bean Shaved Ice) 팥빙수
Juk (Korean Traditional Porridge) 죽
Budae Jjigae (Korean Army Stew) 부대찌
Bibimbap (Korean Mixed Rice) 비빔밥
BATTLES OF 1776-1778: PART 3
BATTLE OF CHARLESTON
The battle of Charleston took place on June 28, 1776 and was a short but important battle. The British attempted the siege of Charleston as a part of an overall strategy to use the major ports of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina as bases to rally American Loyalists to defeat the Rebellion in the Southern Colonies. A small American force defending Charleston under the command of General Charles Lee successfully repelled a combined British assault force of 2,900 soldiers and seamen under Major General Sir Henry Clinton and Commodore Peter Parker.
BATTLE OF TRENTON
The Battle of Trenton took place on December 26, 1776. George Washington made a plan for the colonists to cross the Delaware river from the 25th-26th of December to gather around the Harrison garrison. The guards had been caught off guard after thinking the Americans were gone because it was Christmas, and the Americans claimed their victory.
BATTLES OF SARATOGA
There were two battles of Saratoga in the Revolutionary War. One took place on September 19, 1777. This Battle was the Freeman’s Farm battle
which ended in the British victory. The other battle was at Bemis Heights and ended in an American victory, because the British had surrendered.
BATTLE OF RHODE ISLAND
The battle of Rhode Island took place on August 29, 1778. The American and French armies combined forces to try to recapture Newport, RI. Charles Henri Hector d'Estaing, the French general commanding at that time and his men withdrew from the operation due to damage sustained by a storm at sea and left the Americans alone to fight the British. John Sullivan, a delegate in the Continental Congress, and the American fleet fought a successful defensive battle on August 29 before his men departed the island which left the British in victory.
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