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The American Revolution
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Special feature

A Midwife's Tale
After the Revolution [Text-based]

Read about the years following the Revolutionary War and the changes our developing nation underwent.

John and Abigail Adams
Choice for Revolution [Non-Flash interactive]

Follow John Adams' evolution from obedient colonist to revolutionary leader.

Patriots Day
Online Poll [Opinion (poll, submission, forum)]

Weigh in on the events of April 19, 1775.

Patriots Day
Meet the Reenactors [Image-based]

Meet New Englanders featured in the program.

Patriots Day
Reenactor 101 [Non-Flash interactive]

Everything you need to know to do reenacting yourself, plus Quicktime VR views of 11 costumed Revolutionary War reenactors.

War Letters
Share Your Stories [Opinion (poll, submission, forum)]

Did you or someone in your family receive or send mail during wartime? Have you saved war letters from any of America's wars? Send in your stories.

War Letters
Special Delivery [Non-Flash interactive]

Play a military postal history game and get the mail from the front lines to the home front.

War Letters
Save Your Letters [Video]

Learn how to preserve important documents for future generations. Conservation specialist Linda Edquist demonstrates some easy methods. Twelve clips.

War Letters
The Legacy Project [Video]

Find out about the Legacy Project, Andrew Carroll's all-volunteer organization that works to honor the men and women who served America in wartime.

Maps

John and Abigail Adams
Sites of Liberty [Flash interactive]

These acts aimed to contain the movement of aliens in the United States, but may have violated civil rights instead.

Patriots Day
Key Places on April 18-19, 1775 [Image-based]

Explore a map and images of a few important locations from historic day that began the American Revolution.

Primary source

John and Abigail Adams
Common Sense [Text-based]

This clear-eyed pamphlet outlining the argument for American independence was written by Thomas Paine, although many readers thought it to be the work of John Adams.

John and Abigail Adams
The Declaration of Independence (1776) [Text-based]

America's most famous document proclaimed independence from King George's monarchy.

John and Abigail Adams
John Adams' "Thoughts on Government" Letter (1776) [Text-based]

In this letter, ardent patriot and future president John Adams described his views on government and democracy.

John and Abigail Adams
Abigail Adams' "Remember the Ladies" Letter (1776) [Text-based]

In her most famous letter, Abigail Adams encourages her husband to consider gender equality as he lays the foundations of the United States government.

John and Abigail Adams
The Treaty of Paris 1783 [Text-based]

The agreement that officially ended the Revolutionary War with Great Britain named the former colonies as The United States of America.

Patriots Day
Patriots Diary [Text-based]

A redcoat and a minute man get ready to reenact.

Patriots Day
The Patriot News Network [Text-based]

This printed broadside from the Library of Congress illustrates how early information about the Battle of Lexington and Concord spread.

Patriots Day
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's 1860 poem, "Paul Revere's Ride" [Text-based]

Perhaps the most famous memorial to the events surrounding the Battle of Lexington and Concord is poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's 1860 poem, "Paul Revere's Ride."

Patriots Day
"The Shot Heard Round the World" [Text-based]

Read the source of the famous phrase.

Timeline

Patriots Day
Timeline: Patriots Day and Related Events [Text-based]

War Letters
Chronology of U.S. Military Actions and Wars, 1775 - 1995 [Text-based]

Read a timeline with maps of military actions and wars the U.S. has been in here and overseas.

Bibliography

Patriots Day
Further Reading [Text-based]

War Letters
Further Reading [Text-based]

Teacher's guide

Patriots Day
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Explore ways of understanding the past, the relationship between the history of an individual and the history of an era, experiencing local history, the American Revolution, the birth of American democracy, military preparedness and the right to bear arms, war news reporting, and more.

War Letters
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Discuss censorship, wartime service and sacrifice, and the experiences of individuals affected by war.