Primary Sources for the American Revolution

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The American Revolution

In 1776, a year after anti-British hostility had erupted into war, the leaders of the American Colonies declared independence, forming a country based on revolutionary republican ideals. Over the next five years, the Americans, with the aid of France, defeated British forces in the Revolutionary War, forcing Britain to recognize the sovereignty of the United States in 1783.

Overview of the American Revolution

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Primary Sources for the American Revolution

Primary sources such as letters, diaries, contemporary news stories, and government documents are essential for in-depth research into the American Revolution.

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