American Revolution

Continental Army by Henry Ogden

Continental Army by Henry Ogden

Our cruel and unrelenting Enemy leaves us no choice but a brave resistance or the most abject submission; this is all we can expect. We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die: Our own Country’s Honor, all call upon us for a vigorous and manly exertion, and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world. Let us, therefore, rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the Supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble actions.

— George Washington

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British Reforms and Colonial Resistance

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Causes of the American Revolution

The Charleston Tea Parties

Declaration of Independence

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Prelude to the Revolutionary War

Privateers in the American Revolution

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Smallpox and America’s First Medical Mandate

Valley Forge – A Patriotic Symbol of Perseverance


John Adams – Founding Father & 2nd U.S. President

Samuel Adams and the Boston Tea Party

Nathaniel Bacon – First American Rebel

Benjamin Franklin – The First American

Nathanael Greene – American Revolution Hero

Alexander Hamilton – Founding Father & Political Philosopher

Nathan Hale — The Patriot Spy

Thomas Jefferson – The Sage of Monticello

John Paul Jones – Greatest Revolutionary Naval Commander

Paul Revere and His Midnight Ride

George Washington – Father of our Country

The concepts of self-government, freedom, and equality conceived by the founders of our country and embodied in the Declaration of Independence continued to influence the struggle for equality in succeeding generations and continues today. This influence has been the catalyst for initiating major turning points in history, especially when the virtues of equality, freedom, and human life itself are at the heart of political and social struggles. It is at these times that the words of the Declaration of Independence sound most strongly: “ … We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness …”


So through the night rode Paul Revere;
And so through the night went his cry of alarm
To every Middlesex village and farm, —
A cry of defiance and not of fear,
A voice in the darkness, a knock at the door,
And a word that shall echo forevermore!

—  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Paul Revere’s Ride

Compiled by Kathy Weiser-Alexander, updated February 2020.

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