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U.S. History Topics » Wars » American Revolution

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TeachingHistory.org provides lessons, teaching guides, best practices, and other resources for teaching history. See videos on "what is historical thinking," teaching history in elementary school, and...  (TeachingHistory.org, supported by Department of Education)
African American History Month Federal Resources The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution...  (Library of Congress)
Liberty! The American Revolution is an online companion to the 6-part PBS series. It begins in the aftermath of the French and Indian War and ends with the creation of the Constitution. Chronologies, short...  (KTCA, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
The Battle of Oriskany: Blood Shed a Stream Running Down tells how long-standing prejudices and the Revolutionary War unleashed massive bloodshed among inhabitants of New York's Mohawk Valley. Located in rich farmland and at a strategic...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
The Battle of Bennington: An American Victory recounts a small but important triumph in the summer of 1777. For two months, General John Burgoyne led his army along the Lake Champlain-Hudson River corridor, capturing several...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Saratoga: The Tide Turns on the Frontier describes the two Battles of Saratoga. The two battles and surrender of the British in October of 1777 are often called the turning point of the American Revolution because they...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Guilford Courthouse: A Pivotal Battle in the War for Independence looks at this battle—how it was fought; how its outcome was characterized, including reports from both General Nathanael Greene and Lord Cornwallis; and why it was important. About...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War features a timeline of America's wars, from the Revolution to Iraq. Watch an interactive presentation on each war -- slideshows and movies, text and photos, and dozens of artifacts...  (National Museum of American History, supported by Smithsonian Institution)
Historians on America looks at 11 developments that altered the course of U.S. history: the trial of John Peter Zenger and the birth of freedom of the press, the Constitutional Convention (1787), George...  (Department of State)
Battle of Bunker Hill: Now We Are at War describes how this American Revolution battle spurred colonial unity and sparked the formation of the Continental Army...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Revolutionary War Timeline describes 125 battles, incidents, advances, and other developments during the Revolutionary War. Descriptions are brief (often one sentence) and presented chronologically over the...  (National Park Service)
Valley Forge looks at the campsite that marked a turning point in the American Revolution. By 1777, General Washington had suffered more defeats than victories. He sought a winter campsite that...  (National Park Service)
The American Revolution and Its Era: Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies, 1750-1789 features more than 2,000 items, many with distinct coloration and annotations. Cartographers can compare multiple editions, states, and impressions of several of the most important...  (Library of Congress)
Images of the American Revolution focuses on the American Revolution, which encouraged the founding fathers' desire to create a government that would, as stated in the Preamble, insure domestic tranquility and provide...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
American Revolutionary War: Morristown National Historic Park describes the mansion and environs where General Washington and his aides were headquartered for 200 days. It was here in the Ford Mansion that he met with officers, scouts, spies...  (National Park Service)
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park describes weapons, medicine, food, leisure hours, and the role of women in the Revolutionary War. It also examines the battle that was the largest of the Southern Campaign and that...  (National Park Service)
Independence National Historic Park presents portraits and descriptions of Nathanael Greene, Alexander Hamilton, John Paul Jones, George Washington, and more than two dozen other battlefield heroes of the American...  (National Park Service)
Lexington, Kentucky: The Athens of the West highlights 29 places that illustrate the transformation of the city from a small frontier post during the Revolutionary War into a center of economic, intellectual, and political...  (National Park Service)

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