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The Burning of the Gaspee: The Spark That Lit the Revolution

How We Became America: The Untold Story

The burning of the Gaspee was a violent incident between Rhode Island smugglers and the Royal Navy in 1772, which sparked the Boston Tea Party and the American Revolution. (Runtime 2:31)

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