The American Revolutionary War

The Revolutionary War was one of the most pivotal events in American History. These links will take you on a tour of the Revolution and its War.


The American Revolutionary War: Keeping Independence
The American Revolutionary War was a long time coming. Follow it from beginning to end in this easy-to-read, detailed article. Includes a list of Causes of the War.

The Courage of William Prescott
At the Battle of Bunker Hill, American Colonel William Prescott told his men, "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes." Find out more about this courageous man.

Revolutionary War Timeline
Check out this interactive timeline of the Revolutionary War. Mixed in throughout are links to sites describing the battles, peoples, and places of the war!

Documents of the American Revolution
From The Crisis Papers to the Constitution, these documents spell out the thinking and beliefs of our Founding Fathers. This is a large list of primary sources.

The Victory at Saratoga
This was the battle that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War. Explore the smashing American victory and see why the English made the mistakes they did.

The Hard Winter at Valley Forge
The Continental Army suffered through a crushing winter at Valley Forge but emerged more resilient, if lacking in numbers.

Maps of the American Revolution
These maps, from the Library of Congress, show the development and conclusion of the Revolutionary War.

The Jay Treaty
The Jay Treaty closed off several outstanding issues from the treaty that ended the Revolutionary War and, in the process, became an intense dispute between the nation's first two political parties.

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