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O n October 17, 178 1, he sur rendered his ar my to Washin gton. Whe n the news reached Lo ndon the British Prim e MlIlister. Lord North. thre w up his hands in despair. " he cried. :l ll f't N D EN C L The Marquis de Lafayette In 1777 the M arquis de Lafayett e, a rwc nt y- vcarold French aristocrat. landed in Am erica. He carne partly to fight for a new and free society, Bu r he came also to avenge the death of his father. w ho had died figh ting the Brit ish in the French and Ind ian War. Lafayette served without Pay in (he American arlllY and became a major-general on the sta ff o f George Washin gton , In the next four years he fough t in nlJny batt les.
New M exico and C olorado. The ann exa tion of these Mexican lands completed the "manifest destiny" of the United Stares. it now stretched across the North Am erican continen t from ocean to ocean. In little more than half a centur y it had grown fro m a sma ll nat ion on the shores o f the Atlantic int o one of the largest coun tries in the world. 43 - -11-NORTH AND SOU TH In the yea r 1810 the re we re 7. "2 mi llion people ill the United Sta tes. 2 mill ion of these people th e words of th e Declaration ofIndependence " tha t all men arc created eq ual" were far fro m true.
5 mill io n of them w ere slave s. ~R homes. This oft en made them fight with mo re spirit tha n the Umon soldiers. Southern er s denied that they were fighting mainly to preserve slavery. Most were p OOT farmers w ho owned no sian's anYWJY. The South w as fighting for irs independence from the No rth. they said. just as their grandfathers had foug ht fo r indepen dence fro m Britain almost a cemu ry earlier. T he wa r was fo ug ht in tw o main areas >- in Vir ginia and the other east coas t stares of the Confederacy, and in the M ississippi valley.