American Revolution - Highlights - Preface
Table of Contents
- 0. STORY PREFACE
- 1. TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION
- 2. THE BOSTON MASSACRE
- 3. COLONISTS REBEL
- 4. LET IT BEGIN HERE
- 5. LEXINGTON AND CONCORD
- 6. THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL
- 7. WASHINGTON TAKES COMMAND
- 8. AMERICA ESTABLISHES A NAVY
- 9. DRAFTING THE DECLARATION
- 10. THE VOTE: 13-0
- 11. AMERICA'S FIRST DOLLARS
- 12. LONDON'S REACTION
- 13. TREASON
- 14. TREASON MOST FOUL
- 15. EXECUTIONS
- 16. MARION'S BRIGADE
- 17. THE TABLES TURN
- 18. SURRENDER AT YORKTOWN
- 19. GENERAL WASHINGTON RESIGNS
- 20. UNANIMOUS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
Painting "General George Washington at Trenton" by John Trumball in 1792. Maintained by Yale University Art Gallery. Image online, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.
Whoever looks upon them as an irregular mob
will find himself much mistaken. They have
men amongst them who know very well what
they are about.
Lord Hugh Percy
These are the times
that try men's souls
What was trying "men's souls" was British rule. The time had come for America to be free.
But cutting the ties that bound thirteen colonies to England would not happen without a revolt. No one ever gives up a treasure without a fight - especially not a king.
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