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  • In 1492, three ships captained by the Genoese explorer Christopher Columbus arrived in the New World. Although the Viking explorer Leif Eriksson had first discovered the Americas almost 500 years earlier, Columbus and his men were the first to establish sustained contact with the continent's indigenous populations. While his expedition brought immense wealth to the Spanish Crown and made it...
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  • George Washington was the 1st President of the United States and one of the Founding Fathers, making him undoubtedly one of the greatest figures in American history. He took part in the drafting of the Declaration of Independence on 4 July 1776 and was appointed Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, which he organized and led to victory against the...
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  • Thomas Jefferson was the 3rd President of the United States and one of the country's Founding Fathers. Known in particular for his role in the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson was a talented political writer who served as Vice-President under John Adams before being elected President in 1801. He also significantly increased the size of his home country:...
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