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The American Revolution.

In the story by Washington Irving, Rip Van Winkle fell asleep while "the country was yet a province of Great Britain", likely sometime between 1769-1774, and awakes twenty years later, when George Washington is the nation's first president.

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What major American historical event did rip van winkle almost miss in his sleep?

American revolution


How long did Rip Van Winkle sleep?

Rip Van Winkle slept for 20 years.


What did Rip Van Winkle do for the most of his life?

sleep


Why did rip van winkle sleep for 100 years?

rip van winkle did not sleep for 100 he sleep ed for 20 so i people keep telling you he sleep ed for 100 years just don't lison to the them


What is the most historical event that takes place during rip van winkles long sleep?

Rip Van Winkle's sleep took place in the years before and after the American Revolutionary War. This was the most historical event that happened while he was sleeping.


What caused rip van winkle to go to sleep?

Rip Van Winkle fell asleep drinking whiskey with the ghosts of Henry Hudson's crew


How did Rip Van Winkle sleep so soundly?

he used medicine


How many years did rip van Winkle sleep for?

20 years


Where did rip van winkle sleep for twenty years?

at Washington D.C


What does Rip Van Winkle do with the stranger and his companions that causes him to sleep?

Drinks from the flagon


Why did rip van winkle sleep for 100years?

To bad Rip Van Winkle didn't sleep for 100 years. He only slept for twenty years. He sleeps for that long because he drank liquor with the ghosts of Henry Hudson's crew.


What is the main characters in rip van winkle?

Rip Van Winkle


Exposition of the rip van winkle?

exposition of rip van winkle


Who is wolf rip van winkle?

Wolf is Rip Van Winkle's Dog


When was Rip Van Winkle created?

Rip Van Winkle was created in 1819.


What causes rip van winkle to sleep 20 years?

liquor from the ghost of Henry Hudson


When rip van winkle returned from sleep what did the colonies have?

They had their independence from Great Britain after the Revolutionary War.


What are some exaggerated parts in Rip Van Winkle?

Instances of exaggeration in the story of Rip Van Winkle include his 20 year sleep, his wife's death, the acceptance of the village people, and the magic liquor.


What is the irony of rip van winkle?

In Washington Irving's "Rip Van Winkle", Rip awakes after a twenty year sleep and returns to his village. No one remembers him. He finds a man who is claiming to be Rip Van Winkle and who Rip believes to be an impersonator. The "impersonator" turns out to be his son, who was named after his dad and is now a man. The biggest irony in Rip Van Winkle is that Rip, a man who based on his lazy, indolent nature, most would not expect to achieve his goals in life, actually does. He outlives his nagging wife, will be supported by his adult daughter and will never have to do a day's work.


What actors and actresses appeared in Rip Van Winkle - 1908?

The cast of Rip Van Winkle - 1908 includes: Hobart Bosworth as Rip Van Winkle Betty Harte


When was rip van winkle born?

Rip Van Winkle was born on April 3, 1783.


What is the Rising Action of Rip Van Winkle?

rising action on the story of rip van winkle


When was Rip van Winkle - Hellsing - created?

Rip van Winkle - Hellsing - was created in 2001.


When was Rip Van Winkle Bridge created?

Rip Van Winkle Bridge was created in 1935.


Who is the antagonist in Rip Van Winkle?

Rip Van Winkle was a man who fell asleep for twenty years and was amazed at the changes in that time period. The dwarves that gave him the stuff that made him go to sleep..or maybe time...were his anatagonists.