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American Revolution: Continental Congress
American Revolution: Continental Congress(11 Photos)
Discover the accomplishments of the First and Second Constitutional Congresses, and learn about the major players behind such documents as the Declaration of Independence and the Treaty of Paris.
American Revolution: Events and Battles
American Revolution: Events and Battles(12 Photos)
Explore Revolutionary battle sites such as Lexington, Concord and Yorktown, and learn how the events that took place there shaped the course of the war.
American Revolution: Flags and Fliers
American Revolution: Flags and Fliers(10 Photos)
Discover some of the flags and fliers that circulated amongst the colonies before and during the American Revolution.
American Revolution: Key Military Figures
American Revolution: Key Military Figures(10 Photos)
View images of key military figures from the American Revolution, and learn what role they played in this war of independence.
North Carolina(8 Photos)
History.com's state gallery for North Carolina. Learn more about the state symbols and famous landmarks.
American RevolutionVideo Clip (3:20)
Video Clip (3:20)
Get the story of how a fledgling, largely disconnected nation won its freedom from the greatest military force of its time.
George WashingtonVideo Clip (2:19)
Video Clip (2:19)
How did George Washington turn a rag-tag group of men into a disciplined fighting machine?
YorktownVideo Clip (3:00)
Video Clip (3:00)
The British were forced to surrender 2 days after patriot soldiers captured the fort at Yorktown in 1781.
Boston MassacreVideo Clip (3:00)
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Shots fired by British soldiers in the streets of Boston in 1770 would spark the American Revolution.
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