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.
HISTORY has put together this list of interesting information about the French and Indian War.
Source: The Washington Post
Read about this lesser-known contemporary of the founding fathers.
Game-makers researched the events and settings of the 1700s to immerse players in the history of the American Revolution, the setting of Assassin’s Creed 3.
Source: The New York Times
Culture reporter Jennifer Schuessler reviews the Museum of the American Revolution, which opened in Philadelphia in April.
Source: National Geographic
George Washington led an effort to create a network of spies to help win the American Revolution.