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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.
History.com's state gallery for Massachusetts. Learn more about the state symbols and famous landmarks.
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.
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.
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?
George Washington's Greatest Challenges
George Washington's Greatest ChallengesVideo Clip (2:21)
Video Clip (2:21)
After George Washington took office on April 30, 1789, at Federal Hall in New York City, a variety of challenges, he was faced with a variety of tough challenges, both foreign and domestic.
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On March 2, 1776, General George Washington ordered American artillery forces to begin bombarding Boston from their positions at Lechmere Point, northwest of the city center.Go
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