Learn About the Revolutionary War in One Day

Do you need an introduction to the Revolutionary War on a day off?

Learn about the Revolutionary War in one day.

Here's how to get started:

  1. Gain a quick overview of the Revolutionary War:
    1. Browse the Revolutionary War Timeline to help put the war’s events into context and relationships.
    2. Read American Revolution Facts to learn basic facts, dates, and information about the war while answering commonly asked questions.
    3. Watch the Revolutionary War Animated Map. This 18-minute video chronologically follows the war’s events from Lexington to Yorktown. 
  2. Read about The Intolerable Acts and the Boston Massacre to learn why the colonists took up arms against Great Britain.
  3. Watch videos about influential battles throughout the war, like the battles of Lexington and Concord and Brandywine.
  4. Meet influential people from both sides of the conflict by reading their biographies, such as George Washington and Charles Cornwallis.
  5. Browse original documents from the Revolutionary War, such as Common Sense by Thomas Paine and the Declaration of Independence to learn about the tumultuous political sphere. 
  6. Learn about the different wartime strategies that the British and the Continental Army employed during the war. 
  7. Understand how the war was remembered and memorialized with Monuments of the Revolutionary War In4

Total time: 420 minutes (7 hours)

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