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Lake Champlain

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Definition: Lake far in the north of New York that saw its share of Revolutionary War battles. It was the staging point for a handful of invasions from and of Canada, and it was the scene of a brilliant naval victory by American General Benedict Arnold against a much larger British force. It was also the scene of the War of 1812 Battle of Plattsburg, a great American victory.

Related Resources:

Lake Champlain Area Map (large)

The American Revolutionary War
This fun, illustrated article tells you all you need to know about this famous war, from an easy-to-understand point of view.

The War of 1812
Find out more about this "second American war of independence."

Elsewhere on the Web:
More on Lake Champlain
See how this vital body of water proved strategic in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.

Benedict Arnold on Lake Champlain
See the victories Arnold won at this historic lake.

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