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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.
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: 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.
Deconstructing History: Buckingham Palace
Deconstructing History: Buckingham PalaceVideo Clip (2:46)
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Did you know that Buckingham Palace has a helipad and a lake? Get the facts and history behind the Queen's official London residence.
Bet You Didn't Know: London Landmarks
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Get all the facts on London's most iconic landmarks.
American RevolutionVideo Clip (3:20)
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Get the story of how a fledgling, largely disconnected nation won its freedom from the greatest military force of its time.
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.
YorktownVideo Clip (3:00)
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The British were forced to surrender 2 days after patriot soldiers captured the fort at Yorktown in 1781.
Deconstructing History: Big Ben
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Did you know that Big Ben is the main bell inside London's famous clock tower, not the tower itself? Find out more about one of the city's most iconic landmarks.
Bet You Didn't Know: London
Bet You Didn't Know: LondonVideo Clip (2:21)
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Once the largest empire in the world, London continues to top the charts in everything from finance to tourism.
Declaration of Independence
Declaration of IndependenceVideo Clip (3:49)
Video Clip (3:49)
To many in the Continental Congress, war was unthinkable. So why did they finally create this revolutionary document?
The Sons of Liberty and the Boston Tea Party
The Sons of Liberty and the Boston Tea PartyVideo Clip (1:52)
Video Clip (1:52)
In 1771, a group of colonists protest thirteen years of increasing British oppression, by attacking merchant ships in Boston Harbor. In retaliation, the British close the port, and inflict even harsher penalties.
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King George VI's Empire Day Address
King George VI's Empire Day AddressAudio Clip (3:28)
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In an address delivered on Empire Day, May 24, 1940, King George VI describes Adolf Hitler's intention to conquer not only the British empire but also the world.
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