CATEGORY: American Revolution
How Shays’ Rebellion Changed America
August 26, 2016

Get the story behind the uprising that propelled the Constitutional Convention to form a stronger national government. Read More

The Ex-Slaves Who Fought with the British
May 24, 2016

While the patriots battled for freedom from Great Britain, upwards of 20,000 runaway slaves declared their own personal independence and fought on the side of the British. Read More

9 Things You May Not Know About Benedict Arnold
January 14, 2016

On the anniversary of Arnold’s birth, learn nine surprising facts about one of the most complex and controversial figures in American history. Read More

This Year in HISTORY: 2015
December 30, 2015

As we close the book on 2015, take a look back at some of the remarkable stories that made history this year. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About the Marquis de Lafayette
October 20, 2015

Explore 10 surprising facts about the French hero of the American Revolution. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About the Battle of Bunker Hill
June 17, 2015

Explore 10 surprising facts about the American Revolution’s first major battle, the Battle of Bunker Hill. Read More

Did North Carolina Issue the First Declaration of Independence?
May 20, 2015

Two hundred forty years after a county in North Carolina supposedly announced its independence from Great Britain, take a look back at the murky history of 1775’s Mecklenburg Declaration. Read More

Patrick Henry’s “Liberty or Death” Speech
March 22, 2015

On the anniversary of Patrick Henry’s stirring words at the 1775 Virginia Convention, take a look back at the speech that included the famous line, “Give me liberty or give me death!” Read More

Remembering the Boston Massacre
March 5, 2015

Take a look back at the tragic incident that helped galvanize support for American independence. Read More

10 Things You Should Know About Joseph Warren
January 22, 2015

Learn 10 surprising facts about the oft-forgotten Sons of Liberty leader who died in battle before the United States was even born. Read More