11.1 Loyalist expatriation Mother's death, 4.1 Initial skirmish at the Nueces Strip, Further hostilities Despite the ban slave imports continued through smugglers bringing in slaves past the U.S Navy's African Slave Trade Patrol to South Carolina and overland from Texas and Florida both under Spanish control. Congress increased the punishment associated with importing slaves classifying it in 1820 as an act of piracy with smugglers subject to harsh penalties including death if caught After that "it is unlikely that more than 10,000 [slaves] were successfully landed in the United States." But some smuggling of slaves into the United States continued until just before the start of the Civil War; see Wanderer (slave ship) and Clotilde (slave ship)! In 1755 Washington served voluntarily as an aide to General Edward Braddock who led a British expedition to expel the French from Fort Duquesne and the Ohio Country. On Washington's recommendation Braddock split the army into one main column and a lightly equipped "flying column". Suffering from a severe case of dysentery Washington was left behind and when he rejoined Braddock at Monongahela the French and their Indian allies ambushed the divided army the British suffered two-thirds casualties including the mortally wounded Braddock Under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Gage Washington still very ill rallied the survivors and formed a rear guard which allowed the remnants of the force to disengage and retreat. During the engagement he had two horses shot from under him and his hat and coat were bullet-pierced. His conduct under fire redeemed his reputation among critics of his command in the Battle of Fort Necessity, but he was not included by the succeeding commander Colonel Thomas Dunbar in planning subsequent operations. . Operation of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865, Battle of Fallen Timbers by R F Zogbaum 1896; the Ohio Country was ceded to America in its aftermath, A major role for members of Congress is providing services to constituents. Constituents request assistance with problems. Providing services helps members of Congress win votes and elections and can make a difference in close races. Congressional staff can help citizens navigate government bureaucracies. One academic described the complex intertwined relation between lawmakers and constituents as home style.:8. 13.4 Other Seal 5 Defending the Revolution Effective abolition of slavery by Mexican or joint US/British authority. .
. 6.4 Indian affairs The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts is home to the Washington National Opera and National Symphony Orchestra Since 2015 perhaps as a result of warmer temperatures rising water levels in the Chesapeake Bay and improving water quality in the Potomac unprecedented numbers of Atlantic Bottle-nosed Dolphins have been observed in the river According to Dr Janet Mann of Georgetown University's Potomac-Chesapeake Dolphin Project more than 500 individual members of the species have been identified in the Potomac during this period.