And the cry goes up throughout the land .... "LIBERTY!"
Early leaders like Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin and John Adams organize the colonies. Meeting in Philadelphia, they sign the Declaration of Independence in what amounts to an saber-rattling open declaration of war against Great Britain.
Around the Web, delve into the real back-story behind the American Revolution in words and pictures -- including a rich store of related documents, personal profiles, and event timelines -- focusing on one of the most important political upheavals in world history.
More about the American Revolution around the Web:
Paul Revere House - Midnight Ride - Go on the virtual midnight ride that warned of the impending British invasion, then gallop around the rest of the site to soak in biographical details, what inspired Longfellow's famous poem, and related historical tidbits.
Virtual Marching Tour of the American Revolution
- Feel your heart pound as a chess game is played out between
American and British forces in a timeline of historic battles,
a great overview of the events that led up to the war, including online
games and related resources.
Soldiers in the American Revolutionary War -...
'they too were there'...as part of the Amazing Women of
War and Peace series featuring the life of combatant Deborah
Samson, and background information on Molly Pitcher and 'Mad'
the Revolution Timeline - The history of the American Revolution through the lens of the National Parks Service with related information on an historic
park near you
in History - July 4
- Virtually rummage through the Library of Congress for exhibits
and displays related to the day including historic documents,
photos, patriotic songs, sheet music & audio files.