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  Quick Revolutionary War Tour 1765-1777
The British defeated the French and their Indian allies in the French and Indian War (1754-1763).
But the war had cost England a great deal of money and Parliament decided it was time for the Colonies to pay a share for their own defense.
The first major battle of the War gave the Americans great confidence.
www.ushistory.org /march/phila/background.htm   (587 words)

Fought alongside her husband in the American Revolutionary War, and was the first woman to receive a pension from the U.S. government as a disabled soldier
Legendary heroine of the Revolutionary War, part-time spy, full-time Patriot, she helped to defend the State of Georgia and single-handedly captured a small group of Tories.
During the Revolutionary War, Rebecca prevented a British raiding party from landing by firing a cannon filled with grapeshot at an approaching British sloop.
www.kidinfo.com /American_History/American_Revolution.html   (1370 words)

  Revolutionary War
- The Revolutionary War in America (1775-1783) led to the birth of a new nation.
The war began on April 19, 1775 with the Battles of Lexington and Concord.
Congress directed the war effort and voted to organize an army and a navy.
www.42explore2.com /revolt.htm   (1558 words)

  Revolutionary War — FactMonster.com
French Revolutionary Wars - French Revolutionary Wars French Revolutionary Wars, wars occurring in the era of the French...
French Revolutionary Wars: War with Austria - War with Austria On Apr. 20, 1792, France declared war on Austria.
French Revolutionary Wars: The Origins of the Wars - The Origins of the Wars The French Revolution aroused the hostility of foreign monarchs, nobles,...
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0769969.html   (272 words)

  Researching Your Revolutionary War Ancestor
When searching for evidence of an individual's involvement in the Revolutionary War, probably the most important, as well as most difficult task, is to establish a relationship between a specific individual and names which appear on various lists, rolls and registers.
The jurisdictional landscape of the western counties of Virginia, by the Revolutionary War era, limits the number of counties it is necessary to search for evidence of residence.
Correspondence pertaining to Revolutionary War materials received by the Library will be handled in the same manner as other requests serviced by the Library to insure a fair allocation of time to all inquiries.
www.wvculture.org /history/revwarbi.html   (3176 words)

  American Revolutionary War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen British colonies in North America.
The war began largely as a colonial revolt against the economic policies of the British Empire, and eventually widened far beyond British North America, with France, Spain, and the Netherlands entering the war against Great Britain.
Throughout the war, the British were able to use their naval superiority to capture colonial coastal cities, but control of the countryside largely eluded them.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_Revolutionary_War   (5416 words)

 American Revolutionary War - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies.
The war, which eventually widened far beyond British North America, resulted in the overthrow of British rule in the thirteen colonies and the establishment of the United States of America.
Often overlooked is the fact that the war took place in the context of a massive smallpox epidemic in North America that probably killed more than 130,000 people.{{fn2}} Historian Joseph J. Ellis argues that George Washington's decision to have his troops inoculated may have been the commander-in-chief's most important strategic decision.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /american_revolutionary_war.htm   (5103 words)

 EH.Net Encyclopedia: Economics of the American Revolutionary War
The thirteen American colonies were one part of a global empire generated by the British in a series of colonial wars beginning in the late seventeenth century and continuing on to the mid eighteenth century.
The Revolutionary War officially concluded with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783.
To the extent the Revolutionary War had been undertaken by the Americans to avoid the costs of continued membership in the British Empire, the goal had been achieved.
www.eh.net /encyclopedia/?article=baack.war.revolutionary.us   (4930 words)

 American Revolutionary War - ArtPolitic Encyclopedia of Politics : Information Portal
The American Revolutionary War (also known as the American War of Independence has been mistakenly called the American Revolution but the American Revolution began much earlier and was a larger scheme including the war.) was a war fought between the British Crown and its colonies in North America, allied with France, from 1775 to 1783.
In April 1782, the British House of Commons voted to end the war with the American colonies and the government of war proponent Lord North was ousted.
However the formal end of the War did not occur until the Treaty of Paris was signed on September 3, 1783 and the United States Congress ratified the treaty on January 14, 1784.
www.artpolitic.org /infopedia/am/American_Revolutionary_War.html   (1235 words)

 PA State Archives - Research Guides - Revolutionary War   (Site not responding. Last check: )
From beginning to end during the Revolutionary War, the brunt of the fighting was borne by line troops, companies composed of men enlisted for not less than six months and frequently for the duration of the war.
Somewhat similarly, at the end of the war arrearages and allowances due were met by issuing to each soldier still in the service a number of interest-bearing Final Settlements, also called Pierce's Certificates.
To each of her line soldiers, who served to the end of the war, Pennsylvania granted Donation Land in certain western counties, land that remained free from taxation so long as the soldier lived and retained ownership.
www.phmc.state.pa.us /bah/dam/military/revwar.htm   (1157 words)

 Research Guide to Revolutionary War Sources at the Connecticut State Library   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Roster and Graves of, or Monuments to, Patriots of 1775-1783 and of Soldiers of Colonial Wars in and Adjacent to New Haven County.
Those researching the Revolutionary War who are unable to utilize the original manuscript volumes may wish to consult the Fifth Series, vol.
Revolutionary War pension application files frequently contain documents such as discharge papers, affidavits and depositions of witnesses, narratives of events during service, pages from family Bibles.
www.cslib.org /revwar.htm   (2317 words)

 Boston.com / News / Local / Vt. / Remnant of Revolutionary War engineering marvel washes ashore   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A bridge built across Lake Champlain by about 2,500 underfed and sick Continental Army soldiers in the late winter and early spring of 1777 was considered a marvel of 18th Century engineering.
For example, it took years to preserve an anchor from a British warship from the War of 1812 that was pulled from the lake near Plattsburgh, N.Y. In that case the anchor was dried by soaking it in alcohol.
It was then that they mapped the locations of the caissons and recovered thousands of Revolutionary War artifacts believed dumped in the lake when the British abandoned the fortifications in late 1777.
www.boston.com /news/local/vermont/articles/2005/02/26/remnant_of_revolutionary_war_engineering_marvel_washes_ashore   (820 words)

 "Revolutionary War" by Phillip Carter
But he believes himself to be qualified to talk about war the way grunts do because he believes modern wars will be fought as much with information as ammunition.
In the context of America's war on terrorism, some have advanced this theory as an explanation for why the United States was so ill-prepared for September 11.
Much of the work of anticipating future wars is performed by the same defense contractors and Pentagon-funded think tanks that stand to collect those billions.
www.washingtonmonthly.com /features/2003/0304.carter.html   (991 words)

 The Revolutionary War
The Official Records of the War of the Rebellion
"The War Inevitable" Patrick Henry (Liberty or Death)
Virtual Marching Tour of the American Revolutionary War
www.members.aol.com /TeacherNet/Revolutionarywar.html   (742 words)

 American revolutionary war - American Revolutionary War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Revolutionary War was one of the most pivotal events in American History.
Margaret Corbin: Fought alongside her husband in the American Revolutionary War, and was the first woman to receive a pension from the U.S. government as a
American Revolutionary War Soldiers and Their Descendants This web site belongs to the descendants of the American Revolutionary War Soldiers.
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 Historical Flags of the Revolutionary War
The captured cannon and mortars were transported across the snow covered mountains of New England and their installation on the heights over Boston Harbor enabled Washington to force the British to leave that important seaport.
This flag is an example of the lack of uniformity in American flags during the Revolutionary period as each group chose what flag to be used as it's standard.
This was one of the bloodiest battles of the long war with the British losing over a quarter of their troops.
www.americanrevwar.homestead.com /files/FLAGS.HTM   (2337 words)

 People of the Revolution
During the war he served the American cause as a manufacturer of gunpowder and as an engraver for Congress.
After the war, Thompson served the elector of Bavaria and was rewarded in 1791 by appointment as a count of the Holy Roman Empire.
As the war with Great Britain approached, Washington, disgruntled with the British laws, entered the political and military realm and was elected one of the delegates to the First Continental Congress.
www.si.umich.edu /spies/people.html   (3265 words)

According to the SARATOGA CONVENTION his army was to surrender and to be transported from Boston to England in British transports, and was not to engage in war against America unless exchanged.
The defeat of Cornwallis, coupled with the declaration of war against England made by Spain and France in 1778 and 1779, strengthened the opposition in England against George III and practically put an end to hostilities.
The great men whom the war had brought to the front saved the country, and the period, which began in gloom, ended with a hopeful outlook toward the future.
www.usgennet.org /usa/topic/revwar/revwar.html   (4210 words)

 Revolutionary Links
Revolutionary War This interactive web site allows students easy access to information to decide which side of the American Revolutionary War they would have been on.
Revolutionary War Flags This is an extremely excellent visual presentation of a student in 7th grade.
Betsy Ross: Her Life Women played a significant part in the American Revolutionary war, which unfortunately is often overlooked.
www.ecsu.ctstateu.edu /depts/edu/textbooks/revolutionarylinks.html   (813 words)

 Revolutionary War: The Home Front
Defining a "home front" in the Revolutionary War is difficult because so much of the thirteen states became, at one time or another, an actual theater of war.
Even so, the war profoudly affected the domestic scene, and the domestic scene, in turn, greatly influenced the conduct and course of the war.
Women whose husbands and other male relatives went to war had to assume many of their responsibilities, whether it be the farm or small business.
memory.loc.gov /learn/features/timeline/amrev/homefrnt/homefrnt.html   (672 words)

 Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in Illinois   (Site not responding. Last check: )
While not so rich as our Eastern States in Revolutionary war history, at least two-thirds of the counties of the state have the honor of being the last resting place of soldiers of the Revolution.
Some have long slept in undistinguished, unmarked graves beneath the roots of tangled weeds in country grave yards; others where tottering slabs of slate still mark their last resting place; while other names are perpetuated by stately monuments, erected by the loving thoughtfulness of living descendants.
It matters little to us whether the soldier was a Washington or a Lafayette or one of the rank and file of the "ragged regimentals of Valley Forge," they are entitled to the special care of the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution.
www.iltrails.org /rwdx.htm   (815 words)

 revolutionary war hunt
Click on 2 heroes of the war to learn more about their role in the American Revolution.
What were the names of the people you chose, which side of the war were they on, and what was one interesting fact about them that you learned?
In what part of the United States were the battles of the Revolutionary War fought?
www.usiouxfalls.edu /~apeter/revolutionary_war_hunt.htm   (269 words)

 Revolutionary War Virtual Battlefield Tours   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the first scholarly treatment of the siege in decades, the author uses numerous sources neglected in other studies, including archeological studies from the 1930s and 40s, and accounts by participants, foreign and domestic.
Unmatched in detail and scholarship, and chocked full of insight and information not found anywhere else, this book is a valuable addition to any Revolutionary War enthusiast's library.
After a brief overview of the events leading up to the campaign, Greene gives a detailed view of the thinking of the commanders and the decisions they faced, the methods of 18th century siegecraft, the progress of the siege, and little known events that had an important impact.
johnsmilitaryhistory.tripod.com /revvirtual.html   (460 words)

 ProTeacher! Revolutionary War lesson plans for elementary school teachers in grades K-6 including George Washington ...
Ideas for Revolutionary War Unit - I did a unit for the Declaration of Independence last semester.
Proclamation for Freedom: African-Americans in the Revolutionary War - A lesson plan that guides students in understanding the contributions of African-Americans to the American Revolution.
Revolutionary War Activity Ideas - A list of activity ideas, and suggested related literature for teaching about the Revolutionary War.Students participate in simulation activities, create a gigantic timeline, and write diaries for colonists points of view
www.proteacher.com /090022.shtml   (957 words)

 USCWC -- Statistical Summary: America's Major Wars
It is somewhat unreliable, since it includes multiple enlistments in the case of wars prior to 1900, and is a gross figure, including all personnel ever in the service during the conflict.
In addition, figures for post-1945 wars are polluted to some extent by the fact that a significant portion of the forces under arms during these conflicts were not actually directly engaged in the war, but were securing the nation's other global commitments.
However, it is not possible to take into account drastic changes in social structure (most Americans were farmers in 1775, and didn't use much money), and the increasing affluence of American society over the two centuries covered by the table.
www.cwc.lsu.edu /cwc/other/stats/warcost.htm   (414 words)

 Revolutionary War & War of 1812 Study
Welcome to the Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Historic Preservation Study website.
Congress authorized the study in 1996 because many historic sites of the Revolutionary War and War of 1812 are at risk from rapid urban or suburban development.
The goals of the study are 1) to gather current information about the significance of, current condition of, and threats to the Revolutionary War and War of 1812 sites, and 2) to present preservation and interpretation alternatives for the sites.
www2.cr.nps.gov /abpp/rev1812.htm   (220 words)

 Vermont Revolutionary War Sites - www.HistoricVermont.org   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This corridor, stretching north from Albany, New York through Lake Champlain to Canada, witnessed key struggles in both the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War.
Atop this rugged promontory along the Vermont shore of Lake Champlain, American Revolutionary War troops built a fort complex to guard against a British attack from Canada.
The Americans, carrying what is believed to be the first American flag in battle, defeated a Hessian raid on Bennington, and forced the British to proceed to Saratoga without the necessary supplies.
www.dhca.state.vt.us /HistoricSites/html/revwar.html   (493 words)

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