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General Online Resources

Also consult Supplemental Sites included in each section.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
NATIONAL ARCHIVES

The Charters of Freedom: "A New World Is At Hand" (Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights)

America's Historical Documents

Revolution and the New Nation: 1754-1820s, Lesson Plans

Teaching with Images: The American Revolution

Revolutionary America, 1763-1789 (Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum)

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY (Smithsonian)

The Price of Freedom: Americans At War

  –War for Independence

"Myths of the American Revolution," by Prof. John Ferling, Smithsonian Magazine, January 2010

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE (Smithsonian)
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY (Smithsonian)
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES: EDSITEment

The American War for Independence (curriculum unit)

We the People (lesson plans)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
STATES
COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

The American Revolution: A Documentary History (Avalon Project, Yale Law Library)

American Archives: Documents of the American Revolution (Northern Illinois University, from the Peter Force Collections)

E Pluribus Unum: America in the 1770s / Communications in the Revolutionary Era (Assumption College)

The Founders' Constitution (University of Chicago Press & The Liberty Fund)

The American Constitution: A Documentary History (Avalon Project, Yale Law Library)

John Jay and the Constitution (Columbia University)

James Madison and the Great Events of His Era (James Madison University)

The American Constitution: A Documentary Record (Avalon Project, Yale Law Library)

THE GILDER LEHRMAN INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN HISTORY

The American Revolution, History Now: A Quarterly Journal

The Constitution, History Now: A Quarterly Journal

Teaching the Revolution, succinct accessible overview by Prof. Carol Berkin, Baruch College (CUNY)

Alexander Hamilton and the Creation of the United States

The American Revolution, 1763-1783

The American Revolution: Primary Sources

COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG FOUNDATION
ASHBROOK CENTER FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS AT ASHLAND UNIVERSITY (TEACHING AMERICAN HISTORY)

The American Founding, including

   Constitutional Convention, by Gordon Lloyd

   Ratification of the Constitution, by Gordon Lloyd

PUBLIC BROADCASTING SERVICE
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART (New York)
CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM
BRITISH LIBRARY
OTHER ONLINE RESOURCES

Online Library of Liberty: Primary Sources of the American Revolution and the Constitution (Liberty Fund, Inc.)

Documents from the American Revolution (Teaching American History, Ashland Center for Public Affairs, Ashland University)

Common-Place: An Interactive Journal of Early American Life (American Antiquarian Society with the University of Oklahoma)

  –Issue archives

The American Revolution: National Discussions of Our Revolutionary Origins (H-NET: Humanities and Social Sciences Online)

Boston 1775 (J. L. Bell)