Learn About the Revolutionary War in 15 Minutes

Short on time and want to get an overview of the Revolutionary War?

Learn about the Revolutionary War in 15 minutes.

Here's how to get started:

  1. Read a brief overview of the Revolutionary War. This short article gives a brief overview of the causes of the war, the battles waged between the Thirteen Colonies and Great Britain, and the creation of the United States of America.
  2. Watch the Wars for Independence In4. This short video describes the early years of the United States through the lens of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. 
  3. Browse the American Revolution Timeline to help put the war’s events into context and relationships.

Total time: 15 minutes 

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