A detailed vivid description of the Battle of Bunker Hill with supporting original documents and great teacher resources.
Provides a detailed overview of the events surrounding the Boston Massacre in 1770 and resulting trial. Includes a list of supporting documents and great resources for teachers.
Discover a detailed account of the dramatic protest known as "The Boston Tea Party", one of the key events that led to the Revolutionary War. Supported by primary source documents.
Discusses the formation of the committees of correspondence movement starting with the first one in Boston in 1772. Includes supporting primary source documents and great resources for teachers including lesson plans.
Features the history behind the document that "shaped the course of American history" and gave Americans their independence. Includes many supporting original documents and teacher resources.
Description of the formation of the First Continental Congress in 1774 by all the colonies except Georgia. Includes supporting original documents and great teacher resources.
Provides a detailed overview of the formation of protest groups called the "Sons of Liberty" that sprang up in response to the Stamp Act. Includes a list of supporting documents and great resources for teachers.
Provides vivid details of what really happened at Lexington and Concord through the use of original documents. Includes great teacher resources.
Describes events that led to the formation of the Second Continental Congress and ultimately American independence. Includes supporting original documents and great teacher resources.
Provides details surrounding the passage of another attempt by the British to tax the American colonies, the Stamp Act. Includes original supporting documents and great teacher resources.
Summary of the controversy surrounding Parliament's passage of the Sugar Act in 1764 to raise revenue and the American colonies reaction to it. Supported by original documents.
Discover interesting details surrounding the passage of another attempt to tax the American colonies, the Townshend Acts. Includes supporting original documents and many teacher resources.
George Washington is chosen as the leader of the colonies in their fight against the British in the American Revolution and becomes commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. Evidence is supported by original documents.
"This website presents images of the 51 volumes of John Quincy Adams's diary in the Adams Family Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society. Adams began keeping his diary, more than 14,000 pages, in 1779 at the age of twelve and continued until shortly before his death in 1848."
Drawing resources in the collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Coming of the American Revolution examines the seeds of rebellion in America. Includes a chronology of key events leading up to the American Revolution, key documents of the period, documentary accounts, and analysis.