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To: Pharmboy
How interesting to see a thread on this at this particular time. I've just been reviewing my son's history lessons with him, and a great deal of emphasis is placed on the French and Indian War.

We homeschool, and this is covered in the 4th grade curriculum. I frankly admit my shame at discovering just how much I had forgotten about this important part of our history.

We're transitioning to the American Revolution now, and I find I'm re-learning some of that, too.

35 posted on 01/01/2005 8:41:34 AM PST by TontoKowalski
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To: TontoKowalski
This stuff is fascinating.

The Brits made New York their base of operations during the F&I war. This brought great prosperity to this growing North American port city. When the war ended and they pulled out in 1763, the city experienced a depression which directly led to events culminating in the American Revolution.

Certainly, Boston was the RevWar city from 1770 on, but from 1765-1770, the Sons of Liberty and Revolutionary activity centered in NYC.

40 posted on 01/01/2005 8:49:03 AM PST by Pharmboy (Listen...you can still hear the old media sobbing.)
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To: TontoKowalski
We homeschool, and this is covered in the 4th grade curriculum. I frankly admit my shame at discovering just how much I had forgotten about this important part of our history.

We're transitioning to the American Revolution now, and I find I'm re-learning some of that, too.


I feel the same way when I read these threads. In 1976, I was in third grade and the BiCentennial was in swing and I remember learning a lot about the American Revolution although we covered some of the French-Indian War with George Washington's involvement in it and so on. I later turned 10 on July 8th of that year, during the height of the celebrations but these discussions do take me back. 1976 was a horrible year family-wise, parents got divorced so the BiCentennial and the history was like a buffer against it to take my mind off my personal troubles.
50 posted on 01/01/2005 9:03:26 AM PST by Nowhere Man (We have enough youth, how about a Fountain of Smart?)
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