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AP历史阅读--General Henry Knox

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国际学校网    http://www.ctiku.com    2015年01月26日

  AP考试是为前往美国读本科的高中生准备的,AP成绩不但可以抵扣成功申请美国大学的同学入学后相应课程的学分,而且AP成绩也成为美国各大学录取学生的重要依据。因此AP考试越来越受到重视,今天就为大家分享一篇AP历史阅读,希望对大家有帮助。

  Henry Knox (July 25, 1750 – October 25, 1806) was a military officer of the Continental Army and later the United States Army, and also served as the first United States Secretary of War.

  Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, he owned and operated a bookstore there, cultivating an interest in military history and joining a local artillery company. When the American Revolutionary War broke out in 1775, he befriended General George Washington, and quickly rose to become the chief artillery officer of the Continental Army. In this role he accompanied Washington on most of his campaigns, and had some involvement in many major actions of the war. He established training centers for artillerymen and manufacturing facilities for weaponry that were valuable assets to the fledgling nation.

  Following the adoption of the United States Constitution, he became President Washington's Secretary of War. In this role he oversaw the development of coastal fortifications, worked to improve the preparedness of local militia, and oversaw the nation's military activity in the Northwest Indian War. He was formally responsible for the nation's relationship with the Indian population in the territories it claimed, at one point arguing that the country could take by force lands that Indian tribes were unwilling to sell.

  He retired to what is now Thomaston, Maine in 1795, where he oversaw the rise of a business empire built on borrowed money. He died in 1806 from an infection received after swallowing a chicken bone, leaving an estate that was virtually bankrupt.

  看完上面的AP历史阅读,不知大家是否有所启发,AP考试时有一定难度的,希望大家从容应考,在AP考试中取得佳绩。

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