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The American Revolution

The American Revolution

The American Revolution Primary Sources

Historical documents. What clues can you gather about the time, place, players, and culture?

An Initial Attempt at Unity

The Albany Plan of Union (unsuccessful), developed by Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Hutchinson in 1754.

"Poor Richard" Tells His Story

You can read Benjamin Franklin's autobiography on-line.

Boycotting the British

The Boston Non-Importation Agreement of 1768.

Revolutionary Bodies

The Association of the Sons of Liberty in New York, 1773.

Colonial Government

The Continental Congress statement of 20 October 1774, declaring "the Association" of colonies who would boycott British goods.

In the Wake of the Uprising

Parliament's repeal of the Stamp Act, 18 March 1766.

A Last Resort

The Continental Congress, Petition to the King, 8 July 1775, known as the Olive Branch Petition.

Declaring Colonial Rights

The Virginia Declaration of Rights, 12 June 1776.

The Art of Independence

An essay on the "Stylistic Artistry of the Declaration of Independence."

America Triumphant

The Articles of Capitulation under which British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered to the allied American and French forces.

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