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Military Resources: American Revolution

NARA Resources

"The Founding Fathers Online"
In this Prologue article, Keith Donohue discusses the effort to put online all the writings of six prominent Founding Fathers.

Pictures of the Revolutionary War
Selected pictures among the audiovisual holdings of the National Archives.

Records of the American Revolution
Links to resources useful to the study of the American Revolution.

"The Rejection of Elizabeth Mason: The Case of a "Free Colored" Revolutionary Widow"
This Prologue article by Damani Davis demonstrates how African American participation in the Revolutionary War is revealed in the rejection and appeals in a pension file.

"Revolutionary War Pension Records and Patterns of American Mobility, 1780–1830"
Theodore J. Crackel's Prologue article reveals that Revolutionary War veterans and their families were a restless generation.

"A Soldier of the Revolution: Or, Will the Real Isaac Rice Please Stand Up"
Prologue article by Thomas A. Chambers discusses Isaac Rice, a veteran and chronicler of the Revolutionary War.

The Stylistic Artistry of the Declaration of Independence
Stephen E. Lucas describes the Declaration of Independence as "perhaps the most masterfully written state paper of Western civilization."

Teaching With Documents: Images of the American Revolution
This lesson plan includes a discussion of the Revolution, digitized images, and standards correlations.

"Will the Real Molly Pitcher Please Stand Up?"
In this Prologue article, Emily J. Teipe works to identify the legendary Revolutionary War figure by examining the records.

Other Resources

The American Revolution
Bibliography compiled at Michigan State University.

The American Revolution
Information about battles, people, events, and commanders. Also includes a timeline and transcripts of documents.

The American Revolution
Resources from the Library of Congress online exhibit, John Bull and Uncle Sam: Four Centuries of British-American Relations.

A Guide to the American Revolution, 1763-1783
Guide to the digital collections of the Library of Congress related to the American Revolution.

Lighting Freedom's Flame
This National Park Service site includes advice for visiting historic places, a timeline, educational resources, and a discussion of the impact of the Revolution at home and abroad.

Open Yale: The American Revolution
Free online access to Yale College's course about the Revolutionary War. The classes cover "the Revolution from this broad perspective, tracing the participants' shifting sense of themselves as British subjects, colonial settlers, revolutionaries, and Americans."

Revolutionary Money
A lesson plan from the Smithsonian Institution that explores the monetary system in the colonies.

Revolutionary War
Resources from the United States Army Center of Military History.

Tea, Taxes, and the American Revolution
Khan Academy lecture about the causes of the American Revolution.