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While the British enjoyed a long list of advantages, there were several American advantages during the Revolution. First, the colonists were fighting for a cause they believed in. British soldiers were fighting because it was their job, while Americans were fighting for freedom.
On June 24, 1948, one of the most dramatic standoffs in the history of the Cold War began when the Soviet Union blocked all road and rail traffic to and from West Berlin. For a few tense days, the world waited to see whether the United States and Soviet Union would come to blows. How was the standoff resolved?
The planning for what was called Operation Overlord – the Allied invasion of France -began late in 1943. Roosevelt chose Dwight Eisenhower to command the operation, and this was when he was officially given the title of Supreme Allied Commander of the European Theater of Operations.
Jefferson was a genius and widely regarded to be the most intelligent president America ever had. He spoke 7 languages and played 5 musical instruments. Adams wanted him to write the Declaration of Independence because Jefferson had “A peculiar felicity for expression.”
Described as a tall and lanky man with fiery red hair and piercing blue eyes, Andrew Jackson was famous for his short temper, fearlessness, and quickness to violence.