Fireworks displays can be an awe-inspiring symbol of the United States’ independence. However, these chemical explosions could potentially release hazardous particles into the air. Read the article to learn more.
The American Revolution has served as a model of how colonized citizens can gain their independence. Watch this short video to learn more about the influence the American Revolution has had on the rest of the world.
Source: Legends of America
Learn why this election, which is sometimes called the “Revolution of 1800,” was a milestone in the history of American politics.
Source: Mental Floss
Abigail Adams’s letter writing is well-known, but did you know she loved dogs and hated Alexander Hamilton? Read the article to learn more about the celebrated First Lady.
Source: Thought Co
Before Agent 007, there was Agent 355 and a complex network of Revolution-era spies. Read about how these spies helped turn the tide of the Revolutionary War.
Most people know about George Washington and other key players of the American Revolution, but many other people contributed to the United States’ ultimate success. Read about 6 lesser-known heroes here.
Source: The Atlantic
Slavery was a brutal institution in the era of the United States’ founding, but many historical sites fail to address the entwined legacy of former presidents and those they enslaved.
Source: Smithsonian Magazine
Infographics convey large amounts of information in a simple and straightforward way. Look at the entries on this engraving to learn about the Revolutionary War.
Source: U.S. History, Independence Hall Association in Philadelphia
What role did Native Americans play in the Revolutionary War? Did they generally side with the colonists or the Crown? Read to find out.
Source: Thought Co
Read about the life and accomplishments of John Jay, one of America’s most influential Founders.
Watch the video to learn how justices are appointed to the Supreme Court, the highest and most powerful court in the United States.
Source: The Marshall Project
Robin Washington draws parallels between modern protests and pre-Revolutionary War civil disobedience. Is de-escalation the answer?
When American democracy was still in its infancy, it was put to the test when George Washington stepped down as president. Read about how this ultimately strengthened the nation.
Source: The New York Times
Alexander Hamilton was a man of many talents, abilities, and flaws. Read the article for a deeper look into this complicated founding father.
Source: Archiving Early America
During the Civil War, when photography was a new medium, a minister and amateur historian raced to capture images of the last surviving veterans of the American Revolution.
This biography outlines the life of Phillis Wheatley, who became a published poet despite being enslaved.
Source: American Heritage
As an anti-Federalist, Patrick Henry opposed the ratification of the Constitution. Read about his opposition to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.
Source: National Constitution Center
This aticle explains what led to the Boston Massacre in March 1770 and what its effects were.
Learn how an uncovered painting provided historians with new details of George Washington’s army.
Learn how James Otis, Jr., inpsired early revolutionary thinking with fiery speeches against British rule.