The American Revolution was a conflict in which America fought to gain independence from the oppressive British monarchy. The topics covered in this section explain the history of the war and who some of the key people were.
  • Prelude to War
  • American Leaders
  • Battles & Incidents
  • British Leaders
  • Documents & Artifacts
  • Historical Landmarks
  • Organizations
  • Post-Revolutionary War

Laffite (or Lafitte), Jean(1780-1826), a privateer, smuggler, and patriot. Well-educated, handsome Laffite was the last of the famed buccaneers who plundered shipping along the Spanish Main (coastal seaway of the Caribbean).

More To Explore
You Might Also Like
How the Boston Tea Party Worked

In the dark of night on Dec. 16, 1773, residents of Boston poured more than 90,000 pounds of tea into the harbor. But they weren't trying to set a world record for the most cups of tea made at one time. They were protesting the British government.

How the Louisiana Purchase Worked

President Jefferson sent a couple of his representatives over to France to buy the city of New Orleans. What he got was the Louisiana Purchase, a patch of land that nearly doubled the size of the young nation.

  • Most Popular