American Revolution Story Briefs

Britain's colonists in America were upset when Parliament passed laws interfering with their way of life. The colonies declared themselves independent and fought a war to end British control as the stories in this collection reveal.

Abigail Adams, in many ways, was a woman ahead of her time. When her husband, John, served as America's 2nd president, critics referred to Abigail as ...

An event which came to be known as The Boston Massacre occurred on the 5th of March, 1770. It all started over a dispute involving a wig.

In 1780, the momentum of America's war for independence took dramatic turns.

The Articles of Confederation were adopted by the American Continental Congress on November 15, 1777. These Articles were replaced by the U.S. Constit...

Banastre Tarleton (1754-1833), from Liverpool, was a daring British commander who won several battles in the South during the American Revolution. He ...

The battle of Cowpens (January 17, 1781) occurred in two phases.

On Thursday, March 15, 1781, Patriots and Redcoats were about to begin a battle which historians consider one of the most important of America's war o...

In 1776, at the mouth of the entrance to Charleston Harbor, a geographic obstacle called Sullivan's Island beckoned the Patriots as a reasonable place...

The first skirmish of the American Revolution took place in Lexington, Massachusetts. These images depict the only pictorial record created by a conte...

Betsy Ross reportedly made America's first flag (the "Stars and Stripes"). Who was this famous woman?

Old Tun Tavern, so the story goes, is the birthplace of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Ethan Allen wrote a narrative about his war experiences, including Ticonderogas fall:The authority of the Congress being very little known at the time...

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