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

On the Battle of Bunker Hill’s 240th anniversary, explore 10 surprising facts about the first major battle of the American Revolution. 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, 240 Years Ago
March 22, 2015

On the 240th 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

The Boston Massacre, 245 Years Ago
March 5, 2015

Two hundred and forty-five years after British troops shot and killed five colonists in Boston, 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

The Real-Life Haunts of the Sons of Liberty
January 20, 2015

Explore some of the revolutionaries’ real-life haunts in Boston. Read More

The Court-Martial of Paul Revere
April 18, 2013

Four years after Paul Revere’s midnight ride, a military disaster left the famous patriot under arrest and facing charges of insubordination and cowardice. Read More

235 Years Ago, Washington’s Troops Made Camp at Valley Forge
December 19, 2012

On December 19, 1777, 11,000 Continental Army regulars marched into Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to set up winter quarters during the Revolutionary War. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About the Boston Tea Party
December 14, 2012

As the 239th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party approaches, explore 10 things you may not know about the iconic political protest. Read More

The Midnight Ride of William Dawes
April 18, 2012

While Paul Revere rode into history on April 18, 1775, his fellow rider, William Dawes, galloped into undeserved oblivion. Read More