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  • 13 Things You Never Knew About The American Revolution(199 clicks)
  • A Ballad of the Boston Tea-Party(187 clicks)
    By Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1874
  • A user's guide to the Declaration of Independence(206 clicks)
  • American Revolution, The(185 clicks)
    From Shmoop.
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    Good site to explore
  • Articles of Confederation(175 clicks)
    The first constitution of the United States of America.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill(167 clicks)
    Essay by Bernard Bailyn
  • Battle of Cowpens(208 clicks)
    "Cowpens National Battlefield commemorates a decisive battle that helped turn the tide of war in the South. On this field on January 17, 1781, Daniel Morgan led his army of tough Continentals, militia and cavalry to a brilliant victory over Banastre Tarleton's force of British regulars."
  • Battle of Kings Mountain(213 clicks)
    Battle on the SC-NC border which helped turn the tide of the Revolutionary war. Col. Cleveland, among others, was instrumental in winning this battle.
  • Bibliographies of the War for American Independence(175 clicks)
    Compiled by the US Army, Center of Military History
  • Biographical Dictionary of Pennsylvania Legislators(168 clicks)
    Welcome to the site of The Biographical Dictionary of Pennsylvania Legislators. We are an independent historical research project.
  • Boston Tea Party(184 clicks)
    Tea leaves: being a collection of letters and documents relating to the shipment of tea to the American colonies in the year 1773, by the East India Tea Company. Now first printed from the original manuscript. With an introduction, notes, and biographical notices of the Boston Tea Party
  • Boston Tea Party Historical Society(202 clicks)
    The Boston Tea Party Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural organization established to preserve and share the Tea Party history. The Society collects and tells the story of the B.T.P. through an interactive website and publishing. We also occasionally debunk popular myths about the famous destruction of tea in Boston Harbor.
  • Bunker Hill(188 clicks)
    "To mark the 225th anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill, the Massachusetts Historical Society presents its first "web exhibition" -- personal accounts and eyewitness descriptions of the battle, along with contemporary maps, drawings, engravings, broadsides, and artifacts, either preserved by the participants or found on the battlefield."
  • Chuck Norris Helps the NCBCPS Spread David Barton's Lies(180 clicks)
    From the author of Liars for Jesus
  • Clash at Monmouth(152 clicks)
    "During a pivotal battle of the Revolutionary War, a heated encounter took place between George Washington and his second-in-command, General Charles Lee. When the dust settled, Lee's career was over." by Eric Ethier
  • Colonial and Revolutionary periods(228 clicks)
    Regardless of its name, it focuses on these two periods.
  • Continental Congress & Constitutional Convention Broadsides(161 clicks)
    Library of Congress collection.
  • Creating the United States(168 clicks)
    Ongoing exhibition, opened April 11, 2008. Imagination and vision played critical roles in the creative act of forming a self-governing United States of America. The collections of the Library of Congress are unquestionably the worlds best source for documenting that process. This exhibition offers a remarkable opportunity to learn in a fresh new way how the founding documents that emerged from this period were forged out of insight, invention, and creativity, as well as collaboration and much compromise.
  • Deacon Newell's Emotion of Resentment(172 clicks)
    "Boston 1775 interrupts “Back to School Week” because of a crisis in the life of Timothy Newell. So far, when I’ve quoted Newell’s diary of the siege of Boston, I’ve identified him as a selectman. But he had another important role in his society: he was a deacon of the Meeting-House on Brattle Street, the town’s wealthiest Congregationalist religious society."
  • Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms, July 6, 1775(165 clicks)
    A Declaration by the Representatives of the United Colonies of North-America, Now Met in Congress at Philadelphia, Setting Forth the Causes and Necessity of Their Taking Up Arms
  • Declaring Independence(165 clicks)
    Drafting the Documents. Library of Congress exhibition.
  • Documents: Continental Congress & Constitutional Convention(158 clicks)
    The Continental Congress Broadside Collection (253 titles) and the Constitutional Convention Broadside Collection (21 titles) contain 274 documents relating to the work of Congress and the drafting and ratification of the Constitution. Items include extracts of the journals of Congress, resolutions, proclamations, committee reports, treaties, and early printed versions of the United States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Most Broadsides are one page in length, others range from 1 to 28 pages.
  • Edmund Burke and the American Revolution(145 clicks)
  • Edmund Burke and the American Revolution(144 clicks)
    by Charles R. Ritcheson
  • Enemy Spies: Nathan Hale and John Andre(192 clicks)
    The story of two spies of the American Revolution, told in alternate chapters, for middle-school readers.
  • Even More Historical Revisionism in the NCBCPS Curriculum(173 clicks)
    "n this part of my series on the National Council On Bible Curriculum In Public Schools (NCBCPS), I'm going to be looking at a few of the deceptive statements from Unit 17: The Bible in History regarding the Declaration of Independence and its signers."
  • Force of Citizens(178 clicks)
    Illustrates the formation of the National Army and Navy of the US at the time of the American Revolution.
  • Franco-American Alliance During the Revolutionary War(156 clicks)
    Without the French alliance it is doubtful if the colonies would have won.
  • Franklin, Benjamin(161 clicks)
  • Freemasonry and the American Revolution(194 clicks)
    "One of the core delusions of American Freemasons is that Freemasonry played a pivotal role in the American Revolution. Masonic efforts to promote this notion have successfully created a mythology that has seeped into mainstream historical texts."
  • From Revolution to Republic in Prints snd Drswings(182 clicks)
    New Tork Public Library exhibit
  • From the Naval History Center(142 clicks)
  • George Washington to New Hampshire, December 29, 1777(139 clicks)
  • Historical Statements Concerning the Battle of Kings Mountain and the Battle of Cowpens(155 clicks)
    70TH CONGRESS, 1ST SESSION HOUSE DOCUMENT No. 328. 1928. Great documentary collection.
  • In Love and War: Henry and Lucy Knox(139 clicks)
  • Independence Daze: A History of ter 4th of July (173 clicks)
  • Indians' War of Independence, The(164 clicks)
    by Colin G. Calloway
  • Intellectual Roots of the American Revolution(177 clicks)
  • James Chalmers and "Plain Truth:" A Loyalist Answers Thomas Paine(209 clicks)
    by M. Christopher New. Thomas Paine rebutted by Chalmers.
  • John Adams: Unsung Hero of the American Revolution(154 clicks)
    "But the Day is past. The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America.- I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by Solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfire and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more." He was wrong about this but right in his politics!
  • Journey Towards Freedom(179 clicks)
    Welcome to The Revolutionary War: A Journey Towards Freedom! This site is designed to be an online reference tool and a forum for discussion on American History around the time of the Revolution (1763-1810). This area is for students, teachers, and anyone with an interest in history.
  • July 2, 1776: U.S. Declaration of Independence(186 clicks)
    The momentous decision of the Continental Congress to sever its ties to Great Britain came on July 2, 1776, which is the date that John Adams thought should be celebrated by future generations. The Declaration of Independence, drafted mostly by Thomas Jefferson, and edited by his colleagues in the Continental Congress, was adopted 2 days later.
  • Lafayette Collection(173 clicks)
    This collection comprises over 10,000 items concerning the life and career of Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834), best known for his role in the American and French Revolutions. The Lafayette Collection includes manuscripts, correspondence and documents, graphics, broadsides, and printed books, as well as microforms, artifacts and memorabilia.
  • Liberty! The American Revolution(208 clicks)
    Site that accompanies the PBS documentary. Excellent resource.
  • Lives of Signers of the Declaration on Independence(158 clicks)
    Lives of the signers to the Declaration of Independence 2nd ed. by the Rev. Charles A. Goodrich Published 1832 by T. Mather in New York . Written in English.
  • Lockean Liberalism and the American Revolution(149 clicks)
    by Isaac Kramnick
  • Loyalist, British Songs and Poety of the American Revolution(160 clicks)
    Many of the songs and poems on this web page have been utterly forgotten over time. Many of the selections I have included are not terribly easy to find. Some come from long out-of-print song collections or from period newspapers. These are UNCUT!
  • Maps(172 clicks)
    Hargrett Library Rare Map Collection
  • Marquis de Lafayette(165 clicks)
    French nobleman who aided the American Revolution.
  • Maryland Loyalists of the American Revolution(142 clicks)
    The other side of the coin
  • Mother Bedford(154 clicks)
    "Mother Bedford, a website devoted primarily to the history of Old-Bedford County, Pennsylvania during the American Revolutionary War period. On these pages you will find not only references to Bedford County's role in the American Revolutionary War, but also a wealth of information pertaining to private and public life in the Pennsylvania Frontier of the Revolutionary and Colonial periods."
  • Mutiny(147 clicks)
  • Myths of the American Revolution(155 clicks)
    Carol Berkin, Presidential Professor of History at Baruch College and the CUNY Graduate Center, contrasts the popular memory of the Revolutionary War with its more complicated realities. She argues that although many of us were taught in school that American support for the Revolution was passionate and unified, it would be better for students to learn that America has always been diverse and that colonists had their own strong political divisions.
  • Nathan Hale(156 clicks)
    Nathan Hale the martyr spy, an incident of the Revolution. Published 1900 by Ogilvie in New York .
  • New Jersey During the Revolution(168 clicks)
    "New Jersey is called the crossroads of the American Revolution, because it held a key geographical position at the center of the new nation, and the armies were in or crossing it throughout the war. It was heavily involved in the fighting, due to the troop movements through the state, and its key geographic position between New York City and Philadelphia. New Jersey had more engagements than any other state during the war, closely followed by South Carolina."
  • Old South Meeting House, Boston, Massachusetts(181 clicks)
    "December 16, 1773, when 5,000 angry colonists gathered at the Old South Meeting House to protest a tax and started a revolution with the Boston Tea Party. Built in 1729, the Old South Meeting House was the largest building in colonial Boston, and provided a stage for the drama of the American Revolution. African American poet Phillis Wheatley and statesman Benjamin Franklin were members of Old South's congregation."
  • Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery(150 clicks)
    "The Pennsylvania Abolition Society (PAS) was originally formed in 1775 in Philadelphia, although its activities were suspended for the duration of the Revolutionary War."
  • Philadelphia Campaign: 1777(176 clicks)
  • Proclamation of 1763(159 clicks)
  • Rebels and Redcoats(146 clicks)
    From the BBC
  • Religion and the Founding of the American Republic (163 clicks)
  • Revolutionary Era: Video Clips(158 clicks)
    Watch three short original documentaries about the American Revolution, two of which feature History Now Editor Carol Berkin, produced by NBC Learn for use in the classroom.
  • Revolutionary North Carolina(176 clicks)
  • Revolutionary War reading list(160 clicks)
    From Military Reading List. Recommends books with links to buy them. Also links to other wars.
  • Spy Letters of the American Revolution(161 clicks)
  • Tar and Feathers in Revolutionary America(162 clicks)
    By Benjamin H. Irvin, Brandeis University.
  • Teaching the Revolution(156 clicks)
    by Carol Berkin
  • The American Revolution - The Struggle for Independence(162 clicks)
    This Web site contains information and resources about the American Revolution.
  • The American Revolution in the Northwest(151 clicks)
    The Northwest was Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin.
  • The American Revolution: Discussions of Our Revolutionary Origins(194 clicks)
    "This site was created by H-Net, Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine thanks to the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities to serve as a complement to the official companion site to PBS's Liberty! documentary series. We invite teachers, students, scholars and the public to join us in this opportunity to discuss and explore the American Revolution."
  • The American Revolutionary War(184 clicks)
  • The Articles of Confederation(164 clicks)
    From Ben's guide for kids.
  • The Charlotte Town Resolves (1775)(146 clicks)
    Resolves Adopted in Charlotte Town, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, May 31, 1775
  • The Curious London Legacy of Benedict Arnold (262 clicks)
    More than 200 years after his death, the most notorious traitor of the Revolutionary War has an unlikely supporter * By John Hanc
  • The First to Die(144 clicks)
    " Minuteman Isaac Davis, shot by the British at Concord Bridge in April 1775, was one of the first to die in the cause of American Independence." By Jeanne Munn Bracken
  • The Freedom Trail(190 clicks)
  • The Grand Republican(203 clicks)
    The Online Resource of the American Revolution
  • The Righteous Revolution of Mercy Otis Warren(152 clicks)
    by Ray Raphael
  • Thomas Paine National Historical Association(183 clicks)
    The Thomas Paine National Historical Association was founded January 29, 1884 in New York City, to commemorate the life and works of Thomas Paine and to ensure Paine's rightful place in history as pre-eminent founder of the United States of America.
  • Thomas Paine, Common Sense(211 clicks)
    The 1791 Bradford Edition of Thomas Paine's Common Sense
  • Top 5 Myths About the Fourth of July!(184 clicks)
  • Treaty of Paris (1783)(160 clicks)
    Treaty ending the American Revolution and marking U.S. independence
  • Uniforms of the American Army(158 clicks)
    Interesting article on the uniforms worn during the American Revolution.
  • Unruly Americans in the Revolution(158 clicks)
    Nearly all of the blockbuster biographies of the Founding Fathers—whether the subject is George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, or John Adams—portray the vast majority of ordinary Americans as mere bystanders. Although the authors of these bestsellers sometimes pause to honor the common soldiers in the Continental Army, most pay little attention to white men who did not enlist—and none at all to African Americans, Indians, and women of all ranks.
  • Virginia Declaration of Rights(146 clicks)
    From the Avalon Project
  • War of American Independence(141 clicks)
    From the Center for Military History
  • Washington's Crossing(148 clicks)
    " David Hackett Fischer “Washington’s Crossing” The New-York Historical Society January 10, 2005 Running Time: 1:02:01 Most Americans know George Washington’s December 1776 crossing of the Delaware from the famous painting by Emmanuel Gottlieb Leutze, which depicts Washington standing bravely in a rowboat on stormy waters. David Hackett Fischer, author of Washington’s Crossing, looks beyond the famous painting to the events of that tumultuous month. One of Washington’s great strengths was his ability to lead men from different regions and walks of life. He was also known for his humane treatment of British prisoners — treatment that the British did not reciprocate with American prisoners."
  • Women and Wagoners: Camp Followers in the American War for Independence(159 clicks)
    by Holly A. Mayer
  • Wretched Prison Ships, The(155 clicks)
    Death, disease and injury were the fate of thousands held at sea by the British
  • Yorktown(155 clicks)
    Part of a commercial Williamsburg site