Zachary Taylor was born on November 24, 1784. He was the 12th president of the United States. Zachary’s wife was named Margaret Mackall Smith. He was given the nickname of “Old Rough and Ready.” He died on July 9, 1850 while in office from cholera morbus.

The Battle of Saratoga was the turning point of the Revolutionary War. It took place in Saratoga on the Hudson River in New York State. The Battle of Saratoga consisted of the British and German troops against the Americans. Both sides were armed with muskets and guns. The Americans forced the surrender of Burgoyne’s force.

The Quebec Act of 1774 was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain that set procedures of governance in the Province of Quebec. The Act had wide-ranging effects, in Quebec itself, as well as in the Thirteen Colonies. The Act allowed public office holders to practice the Roman Catholic faith. The Act defined the structure of the provincial government. The Quebec Act was termed one of the Intolerable Acts by the Patriots, and contributed to the coming of the American revolution. The Act was never enforced outside the traditional boundaries of Quebec.

Parliament in Great Britain was determined to assert their control over the colonies, so in 1766 they passed a new decree that reaffirmed their right to pass laws regarding the colonies. The next year they passed a number of new taxes, which outraged the colonies and many of the colonists refused to pay. In the Winter of 1770 a group of colonists in Boston took out their anger with the troops by taunting them and throwing snowballs at them. In retaliation, these soldiers opened fire, killing four of the Bostonians. This event became known as the Boston Massacre.

Battle of Cowpens took place in South Carolina on Green River Road. Banastre Tarleton commanded the British Troops at the Battle of The Cowpens and Daniel Morgan commanded the continental troops at Cowpens. The militia troops used by Continental forces in the Battle of Cowpens

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