Fort Ticonderoga

Ticonderoga
NY

Fort Ticonderoga on Lake George

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Built by the French 1755 - 59 as Fort Carillon on Lake George, it was taken by the British in 1759 and renamed. During the Revolutionary War the fort went from British to American to British and to American again. Reconstruction began in 1908. Includes living history and reenactments of battles; tours available.
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America had a common language, unlike the European nations, none of which was linguistically homogeneous. in 1789 the majority of Frenchmen did not speak French but were divided by a variety of provincial patois. Englishmen from Yorkshire were incomprehensible to those from Cornwall and vice versa. By contrast, Americans could understand one another from Maine to Georgia. It was very obvious why this should be so, said John Witherspoon, president of Princeton. Since Americans were much more unsettled, and move frequently from place to place, they are not as liable to local peculiarities, either in accent or phraseology.

Gordon S. Wood
Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789–1815 (2009)