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.
By Maya Wakabayashi and Zoe Avent
Food keeps you alive. You may not notice it but food is a big part of the human community. Asia has many unique food choices in different countries. Here are some of the most interesting foods from Asia. Also beware, you may be very grossed out and or surprised at what people eat.
Tuna eyeballs are a unique food in that they are often counted as gross from just looking at them. Many people say this dish tastes like squid.
Thailand-Jing Leed (Cricket)
In Thailand, Jing Leed is one of the most common insect snacks. It is usually seasoned and fried with Thai seasonings and sauces. They are about 1.25 inches to 1.5 inches long.
The fried spider is a delicacy in Cambodia. In fact, the fried spider is a very popular sight for tourists. Many people say the fried spider tastes like fried chicken. Does that make you feel better?
The Beondegi is a popular South Korean street food that is made with the silkworm pupae. It is usually served in paper cups with a toothpick and can also be found in Korean grocery stores sold in a can.
Southeast Asia-Frog Legs
Look closely. What do you see? Chicken wings or frog legs? Well let me tell you these are in fact frog legs. Either fried, grilled, stewed or baked these frog legs are a delicacy in some places including Southeast Asia and China.
China and Korea-Dogs
Dogs are very self explanatory. I know that if you have a dog as a pet, you may be extremely offended. I personally have a dog and just wanted to say that they are not eaten in the USA but they are eaten in China.
This dish is made by boiling a developing bird alive in it’s own shell. I have to say that this is a very rare thing to do and in my own opinion, this would not be on my list of favorite food list.
The Cobra that is about to be eaten is still alive at first but then, the Cobra is opened and the heart is scooped out and placed in a shot glass filled with the Cobra’s own blood. Sad and gross.
Laos-Ant Egg Soup
This dish originated in Laos which is pretty close to Cambodia and Thailand. It is known as one of the world’s weirdest soups. It is a mix of ant heads, snakehead fish, tomatoes and some garnish.
Mongolia-Fermented Horse Milk
This Mongolian drink is a very odd type of
milk. It is made from a Mare’s milk (mother horse) that is fermented (cooked) into a fizzy slightly alcoholic liquid then is poured back into the main container.
By: Lauren Lew
Strawberries are very interesting fruit. One moment you may think you know about strawberries, but how well do we really know them? In this article, you will learn about so many different types of strawberries, and facts. Strawberries are so unique so I was intrigued to learn more!
Types of Strawberries: There are 7 types
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