Taxes are collected by federal, state, and local governments to pay for a wide variety of services. This article helps students understand where their tax money goes.
Thomas Jefferson's account of events leading up to and the actions of the First Continental Congress, including information about the Committees of Correspondence which communicated through Circular Letters.
Independence Hall Association provides a listing of important colonial dates. Also listed are the historical events which the Bell commemorates throughout American History.
Philadelphia today leans to the Democratic ticket in most elections. This website, ushistory.org, is completely nonpolitical, but it offers resources for right-leaning visitors to feel right at home when visiting.
Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography divided into four parts. Link to The Electric Franklin, a site full of fun graphics and interesting facts.
The original text of the collection of articles written by Thomas Paine during the American Revolution giving support to for an independent American.
If it has to do with Benjamin Franklin, then you will probably find it here. There is much information about Franklin, his lightning experiment, Philadelphia, the Declaration, and more.
A biography of the Marquis de Lafayette, the French nobleman who came to the colonies at the age of 20 to volunteer to fight against the British in the American Revolution. This article offers an interesting look into the politics involved in waging war.
The complete text of the English edition of Thomas Paine's "The Rights of Man" in a series of links including an introductory letter to President Washington.
Washington and his men had to endure six months of harsh winter in their encampment at Valley Forge. Use this site to learn about what they had to deal with and who was there.