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Give Me Liberty

cover_liberty.gifSites About The Revolutionary War

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has a wonderful website, paired with the John D. Rockefeller Library, creating a user-friendly and wide-ranging resource:
The official site: http://www.history.org/history/

For their collection of articles answering Frequently Asked Questions about colonial life (what kind of dogs did colonists have, what did people eat, pirates, what kind of money did they use, George Washington's rules for civility, etc.)
http://research.history.org/JDRLibrary/Public_Services/PublicServicesFAQs.cfm

Colonial Williamsburg Journal which features many kid-friendly articles:
http://history.org/foundation/journal/feature2.cfm

The companion site to the comprehensive PBS series, Liberty!:
www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/

A student-friendly site which provides audio links to music and games, mixed in with profiles of leaders, important documents, and time-lines. Also includes articles on a variety of topics such as "The Sons of Liberty: Patriots or Terrorists?"; the "Enigma of Benedict Arnold;" "The Real Face of George Washington." A list of topics runs along the top left of the page:
http://www.earlyamerica.com/review/

A comprehensive list of primary documents geared towards teachers: https://allthingsliberty.com/teachers-guide/

I was alerted to this website recently by a young researcher, which includes links to many other excellent resources: http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/boston-tea-party-american-revolution-facts/#.Vy6eEddTPPc


Famous Speeches and Documents of the Revolutionary War

Read Patrick Henry's Give Me Liberty speech:
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/patrick.asp

Read and sign the Declaration of Independence:
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration.html
http://www.earlyamerica.com/earlyamerica/freedom/doi/

Read the Virginia Gazettes of the 1770s for yourself!
http://research.history.org/DigitalLibrary/BrowseVG.cfm


Diaries

Revolutionary War diaries:
http://www.revwar75.com/library/bob/
http://www.revwar75.com/library/rees/


The British Experience

For insight into loyalists and the British Army fighting in America:
http://www.revwar75.com/library/hagist/

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