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Immigrants Make America Great! Reference: Thaddeus Kosciuszko

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“In his day Kosciuszko was an international force, coming to America at the outset of the Revolution and serving as an engineer in the Continental Army. Around the end of the war he was promoted to brigadier general and granted American citizenship. Making his way back to Poland, he became a national hero by leading an unsuccessful uprising against Russian occupiers. Kosciuszko’s first mission in the young American army was to help fortify Philadelphia, and he returned there near the turn of the 19th century, living in a three-story town house in the Society Hill neighborhood.”

source: http://travel.nytimes.com/travel/guides/north-america/united-states/pennsylvania/philadelphia/45095/thaddeus-kosciuszko-national-memorial/attraction-detail.html

alternative source: http://www.nps.gov/thko/

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