Learn more about the first ever United States Census and the population of the thirteen colonies when it was taken in 1790.
Source: George Washington's Mount Vernon
Musicians in the Continental Army did more than boost morale among soldiers. Drumbeats and fife whistles also provided important instructions, on and off the battlefields.
Source: American Battlefield Trust
Everyone knows that dogs are “man’s best friend.” However, most people don’t know the roles they served throughout American history in times of war, dating all the way back to the American Revolution.
For centuries, history books have told us that the Battle of
Yorktown was the final victory of the American Revolutionary War. However, many
historians now believe the last battle was fought on an entirely different continent.
Source: The Daily Item
Women in the United States have always been active participants in war efforts, dating all the way back to the American Revolution.
Read about how 1776, a musical about the founding
fathers, takes on a modern and thought-provoking twist through its most diverse
cast to date.
We’ve all heard of the liberty bell, but check out this article to learn more about the history and significance behind this extraordinary historical artifact.
Source: History News Network
During the Revolutionary War, France supplied the Americans with money, soldiers, and ammunition. Read about the strong ties that remained when the war ended.
Learn about how the grievances of King George III were used to justify the American Revolution and win French support throughout the war.
Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams, served as an unofficial advisor to the second president of the United States. She also fought for the right of married women to own personal property.
The American Revolution, a momentous event in US history, also had an impact on revolutions world-wide.
These Founding Fathers not
only dedicated their lives and careers to the American Revolution, but also a
fair amount of money. Check out this History article to find out more.
Source: The Guardian
Learn about this rare edition
of the Declaration of Independence as well as the historic collection it comes
January 14th is
National Ratification Day, but what does that mean? Learn the meaning behind this
significant moment in American history.
Source: Temple University
The Battle of Yorktown was a victory for American forces, but not everyone was celebrating.
Source: Colonial Williamsburg Journal
During the Revolutionary War, black soldiers fought for both the Continental army and the British army. Those who fought for the British were often promised freedom, but that promise was mostly unfulfilled.
Source: American Independence Museum
Visit this online exhibit to learn about the Dunlap Broadside, one of the first printed copies of the Declaration of Independence.
Read about recent interpretations of and challenges to the pivotal Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Source: The Paul Revere House Museum
Learn the real story behind the famous midnight ride of one of America’s most storied Sons of Liberty. Click on the interactive map to learn more about Revere’s route.