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10 Things You May Not Know About the Battle of Bunker Hill

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

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Patrick Henry’s “Liberty or Death” Speech, 240 Years Ago

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!”

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The Boston Massacre, 245 Years Ago

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.

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10 Things You May Not Know About John Adams

Learn 10 surprising facts about the scholarly Sons of Liberty member who served as the second president of the United States.

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10 Things You Should Know About Joseph Warren

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

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The Real-Life Haunts of the Sons of Liberty

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

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Contents of Boston Time Capsule Buried by Samuel Adams and Paul Revere Unveiled

One of the nation’s oldest time capsules was opened on Tuesday evening in Boston, revealing artifacts originally planted by Adams and Revere in 1795.

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Remembering the Proclamation of 1763

King George III’s Proclamation of 1763, issued 250 years ago today, proved to be just the first of a series of British actions that led to the American Revolution.

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Mount Vernon Opens New George Washington Presidential Library

More than two centuries after George Washington’s death, his wish to build his own presidential library has finally been fulfilled.

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The Court-Martial of Paul Revere

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

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6 Things You May Not Know About Taxes

As the IRS filing deadline approaches, take a closer look at the history of U.S. taxes.

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George Washington’s Revolutionary St. Patrick’s Day

When General George Washington needed to boost sagging patriot morale, he enlisted a rarely celebrated holiday—St. Patrick’s Day—to the cause.

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

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