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Web Sites

Animated maps

Revolutionary War Animated: http://www.revolutionarywaranimated.com/
Fourteen battles of the Revolutionary War are animated on the regiment level. Click the play button to animate each movement in the battle.

History of the Revolutionary Period

Companion to PBS show "Liberty":
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/
This site is the companion for the PBS show. The Chronicle is excellant, viewing the historic events as if a newspaper story of the day, with many references, like "militia" or "countryside," explained.
Timeline of the period: http://www.patriotresource.com/amerrev/timeline.html
Timelines of the years before and during the war are available.
Aspects of this period: http://www.ushistory.org
This site has sub-sites on aspects of the early American period, emphasising constitutional issues.
Chronology of the war: http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/revolution/revwar-77.htm
This site has a chronology of the events of the Revolutionary War.

Individuals

George Washington

Biography of George Washington: http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/P/gw1/about/washingt.htm
This is a short biography of George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Revolutionary Army and the 1st President of the United States.
Essential information on Washington: http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/gwashington.html
This site has basic information on the presidency of Washington, including electoral vote, cabinets, internet sites for biographies and papers.
Presidential papers: http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/presidents/george-washington/
This site put up by the University of Groningen in the Netherlands has a biography of Washington as well as the messages to Congress.

John Adams

Biography of John Adams: http://http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/P/ja2/about/bio/adamsxx.htm
This is a short biography of John Adams, a key figure in the Revolution and the 2nd President of the United States.
Essential information on John Adams: http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/jadams.html
This site has basic information on the presidency of John Adams, including electoral vote, cabinets, internet sites for biographies and papers.

Thomas Jefferson

Biography of Thomas Jefferson: http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/P/tj3/about/jeffersonxx.htm
This is a short biograpny of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and 3rd President of the United States.
Essential information on Jefferson: http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/tjefferson.html
This site has basic information on the presidency of Jefferson, including electoral vote, cabinets, internet sites for biographies and papers.
Basic writings: http://libertyonline.hypermall.com/Jefferson/index.html
This site has the basic writings of Thomas Jefferson.
Autobiography: "http://libertyonline.hypermall.com/Jefferson/Autobiography.html
This is the autobiography of Thomas Jefferson to the year 1790 when he became the second Secretary of State in Washington's initial administration (After one year for John Jay). This is a wonderful, first hand view of the American Revolution and, on a darker, more analytic note, the first year of the French Revolution.

James Madison

Essential information on Madison: http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/jmadison.html
This site has basic information on the presidency of James Madison, 4the President of the United States and the major architect of the Constitution, including electoral vote, cabinets, internet sites for biographies and papers.
Essential papers of Madison: http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/P/jm4/jm4.htm
This site has the addresses and writings of James Madison, 4the President of the United States..

Benjamin Franklin

Autobiography (1706-1757): http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/B/bfranklin/frankxx.htm
This is the autobiography of Benjamin Franklin to the year 1757.

Samual Adams

Biography of Samual Adams: http://www.www.colonialhall.com/adamss/adamss.php
This site has a biograpny of Samual Adams, cousin of John and a covert leader of the American Revolution. I

Patrick Henry

Speech: http://libertyonline.hypermall.com/henry-liberty.html
This is the text of the famous speech containing the phrase "Give me liberty or give me death." Patrick Henry was the tongue of the Revolution, Washington the sword, and Jefferson the pen.

Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine's Writings: http://libertyonline.hypermall.com/Paine/Default.htm
This site has the three major writings of Thomas Paine: "Common Sense," "The Age of Reason,", and "The American Crisis."

Alexander Hamilton

Biography of Alexander Hamilton: http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/B/hamilton/hamilxx.htm
This is a short biograpny of Alexander Hamilton, aid-de-camp to General Washington in the Revolutionary War and Secretary of Treasury in Washington's first administration.

Revolutionary War Gateways

Revolutionary Period: http://www.kidinfo.com/American_History/American_Revolution.html
This is a terrific gateway site into all of American history. This page has the Revolutionary period. It is very clearly organized and easy to access material. For all American history, including extensive sites on the Colonial period, go to http://www.kidinfo.com/School_Subjects.html#AmericanHistory
American Revolution: http://www.gettysburgflag.com/TheAmericanRevolution.php
This page is a gateway to excellant material on the Revolutionary War, including battles, major figures, and events leading up to it.

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