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U.S. Time Periods » 1607-1763: Colonization

Smithsonian Source: Colonial America

offers primary sources and tools for using them in the classroom. Watch an anthropologist examine skeletons for clues to daily life in Jamestown. Find lessons on the Boston Massacre, Stamp Act, patriot women, Pocahontas, and money. Use questions -- built around primary documents -- to explore the clashing views of revolutionary colonists and loyalist colonists. Examine the political, religious, economic, and social reasons for the Revolution. (Smithsonian Institution)

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Interesting Fact:

In 1775, the Continental Congress issued the colonies' first uniform currency, the bills that came to be called "Continentals." On a Continental designed by Benjamin Franklin, there is a depiction of the thirteen colonies as linked rings, which form a circle around the inscription WE ARE ONE.
Image of Paul Revere's 'The Bloody Massacre perpetrated in King Street' in Boston.

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