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  • 18th Century Franco-American Alliance
    Virtual museum detailing the U.S.'s alliance with France during the Revolutionary War.
  • American Revolution
    Collection of articles about the American colonies and their struggle for independence from Great Britain.
  • American Independence
    From the Internet Modern History Sourcebook. Includes links to documents on the Revolution, Ben Franklin, 18th-century politics, and the French and Indian Wars.
  • American Revolution and Its Era, The
    Maps and charts of North America and the West Indies, 1750-1789. From the Library of Congress.
  • American Revolution Digital Learning Project
    Enter the world of the American Revolution by meeting the people who founded, witnessed, or opposed the birth of the United States. Showcases the collections of the New-York Historical Society, including newspapers, broadsides, diaries, letters, maps, and family papers.
  • American Revolution Discussion Forum
  • American Revolution Persuaders
    Discussing three events that moved the colonists to action.
  • American Revolution: Lighting Freedom's Flame
    National Park Service's Revolutionary War site featuring online exhibits, timeline, this date in history, and events in the parks.
    Contains essays and online books about the culture and events of the Revolutionary era, images, re-enactor information, and links.
  • Black Loyalists: Our History, Our People
    Describes the story of the escaped slaves who fought for the British in the American Revolution and were evacuated to Canada.
  • Boston Massacre (9)
    Find sites for Boston Massacre, the incident where British troops shot down five civilians in Boston in 1770. Sites offer historical background, timeline, essays, pictures, anonymous accounts, anniversary speech, and behind-the-scene reviews of the massacre and the trial which eventually triggered the American Revolutionary War. Also find sites for Crispus Attucks, the first victim of the massacre.
  • Boston Tea Party (9)
    Learn about Boston Tea Party, where the American colonists directly protested against Great Britain by destroying crates of tea bricks on ships in Boston Harbor. Sites feature historical background, description, eye witness accounts, pictures, ideas, and opinions about the revolt which sparked the American Revolution.
  • Coming of the American Revolution, The
    Explores the events leading up to the American Revolution, using newspapers, official documents, and personal letters to reveal changes in colonists' attitudes towards Britain and each other. From the Massachusetts Historical Society.
  • Cowpens National Battlefield
    Commemorates a decisive battle that helped turn the tide of Revolutionary War in the South.
  • Defence 2000
    The project tested high-frequency, narrow-beam sub-bottom profiling sonar on Defence, a privateer belonging to the American Revolutionary War excavated in the early 1980s.
  • Fort Laurens
    Official site of Ohio's only Revolutionary War fort. From The Friends of Ft. Laurens Foundation.
  • Freemasonry and the American Revolution
    Discussing Masonic mythology surrounding the role of Freemasons in the American Revolution.
  • Grand Republican
    Online resource of the American Revolution featuring essays, poetry, a timeline, an almanac, art, photographs, and more.
  • Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
    Site of the largest, most hotly-contested action of the Revolutionary War's climactic Southern Campaign.
  • H-Net: The American Revolution
    H-Net companion site to the documentary, Liberty!, from PBS. Features essays, program notes, and links to more resources about the Revolutionary War, the drafting and ratification of the Constitution, and the early history of the United States.
  • History Place - American Revolution
    Collection of detailed timelines of American colonial history to 1790, including sections on the Revolutionary War, the Declaration of Independence, and the founding of the United States.
  • HMS Gaspee (3)
    Discover HMS Gaspee, the British ship which ran aground while chasing a packet boat during the American Revolution in 1772. Sites feature historical background, online archives, pictures, the present day annual parades in memory of the ship which was attacked and torched by American patriots led by Abraham Whipple.
  • James Chalmers and Plain Truth
    Describes the Loyalist pamphlet Chalmers wrote in response to Tom Paine's Common Sense. From Christopher New's book Maryland Loyalists in the American Revolution.
  • Kid Info: American Revolution
    History search engine and links to resources about the Revolutionary War, the Declaration of Independence, and other aspects of the American Revolution.
  • KSU Educational Technology Center: The American Revolution
    Collection of educational resources about the American Revolution, including research sites, lesson plans, and online activities.
  • Liberty! The American Revolution
    Six-part documentary series about the two and a half decades of debate and rebellion, war and peace. Offers educational resources and activities, a timeline of the American Revolution, and a teacher's guide.
  • Library of Congress: A Guide to the American Revolution, 1763-1783
    Digital research guide covering American Revolution resources on the Library of Congress website. Also offers links to external sites and a bibliography for both general and younger readers.
  • Logistics and the Defeat of Gentleman Johnny
    Highlights John Burgoyne's inattention to logistical concerns during the New York expedition and the resulting loss in the Saratoga campaign.
  • Loyalist Songs of the American Revolution
  • Military History of the American Revolution
    Overview of the military conflict between American colonists and the British Army during the American Revolutionary War. Also offers study questions and links to additional resources.
  • Military Resources: American Revolution - NARA
    Collection of Revolutionary War resources, including images and documents, as well as links to additional sites about the American Revolution. From the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.
  • Old Barracks Museum
    Historic, Revolutionary War site that provides public tours, exhibits, and information.
  • Our Country, Volume 2
    History of the American Revolution from 1760 until the early days of independence around 1800.
  • Paris Peace Treaty of 1783
    Text of the agreement by which Great Britain formally acknowledged the independence of the United States.
  • Revolutionary War Virtual Battlefield Tours
    Photographs and interpretive text from Bennington, Cowpens, Guilford Courthouse, and Yorktown, plus essays and links.
  • Revolutionary War: Birth of a Nation
    Includes links to articles, historical documents, reenactment groups, and newsgroups.
  • Rochambeau Map Collection, The
    Contains cartographic items used by Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Comte de Rochambeau, when he commanded the French expeditionary army during the American Revolution.
  • Uniforms of the American Revolution
    Text and images from Charles Lefferts' book depicting the uniforms of the American, British, French, and German armies that fought in the American Revolution.
  • Virtual Marching Tour of the American Revolution
    Focuses on the 1777 Philadelphia Campaign. Includes background, timeline, educational games, and essays on individual battles.
  • Wikipedia: American Revolution
    Overview of the political and social developments of the American Revolution, including the origins and aftermath of the Revolutionary War, as well as a bibliography and links to other resources.
  • Wikipedia: American Revolutionary War
    Military history of the American Revolutionary War, covering its origins, its military actions, its international scope, and its historical assessment. Also offers further reading and links to other resources.
  • Women Soldiers in the American Revolutionary War
    Profiles and background. Includes a note about legendary figure Molly Pitcher.

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