The American Revolution began on April 19, 1775 with the battles of Lexington and Concord, and ended with America’s independence on September 3, 1783.
And today in the States, many of us are feeling a bit of independence as Covid-19 deaths are decreasing and everyday more people are being vaccinated. Of course, we still have a long road ahead of us, but there is light at the end of tunnel. And I don’t think it’s an approaching train!
Hope your school year is going well.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Revolutionary War Printable(** for Premium Members only)
The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the War of Independence, had its origins in the objections of many American colonists to the taxes imposed by Britain. After the boycotts known as the Boston Tea Party, the colonists formed the Continental Congress, which declared independence from the British King in July, 1776. War erupted soon afterwards.
The American Revolution
Nicely organized into Battles, Important People, Historical Events, Historical Documents and a Timeline, this site has lots of concise American Revolution information for homework and school reports. Best clicks are transcripts of many primary source documents, such as George Washington’s first inaugural address and Patrick Henry’s famous “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech.
The History Place: American Revolution
This easy-to-peruse timeline starts with the early explorers (“1000 A.D. – Leif Ericson, a Viking seaman, explores the east coast of North America and sights Newfoundland, establishing a short-lived settlement there.”) and continues to the early years of our new nation (“July 10, 1790 – The House of Representatives votes to locate the national capital on a ten square-mile site along the Potomac, with President George Washington choosing the exact location.”) Don’t miss their Five Tips on writing a better history report.
Mr. Nussbaum: American Revolution for Kids
Visit to learn about the battles of the American Revolution, see a timeline of the war, play word games, make your own Revolutionary War map, and scroll through some Revolutionary War flags. “The Betsy Ross flag is probably the most well-known of all revolutionary flags. Its 13 five pointed stars in the blue canton (corner box of a flag) represent the original 13 colonies. Despite the fact that many historians cast doubt on the assertion that Betsy Ross designed the flag, it has become a popular and generally accepted story.”
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Quote of the Week
“There was never a good war or a bad peace.” ~~ Benjamin Franklin ~~ (January 17 1706 – April 17, 1790) American statesmen, author, printer, satirist. Check out the selection of Benjamin Franklin quotes at Lightafire.com.
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