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Learn About the Revolutionary War in One Week

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Do you want to become an expert about the Revolutionary War?

Learn about the Revolutionary War in about one week

Here is 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 movie 1776 for the classical musical retelling of the political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence
  2. Dive into the political climate before the world by exploring The Intolerable Acts, such as the Quartering Act and the Tea Act, and by reading Life in Colonial America Prior to the Revolutionary War 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 ConcordBrandywineand Brooklyn.
  4. Meet influential people from both sides of the conflict by reading their biographies, such as George Washington, Benedict Arnold, John Burgoyneand 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. Explore the lives of everyday soldiers with articles like Three Men from Acton and Human Heroes.
  8. Read Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence by John Ferling to understand how close the United States was to losing the Revolutionary War
  9. Gain an understanding of what happened after the war by reading the Treaty of Paris and watching Wars for Independence In4
  10. Understand how the war was remembered and memorialized with the video Monuments of the Revolutionary War In4 and the article The Society of Cincinnati
  11. Finish by exploring the technologies used during the war, such as Small Arms Weapon and Gunpowder 

Total time: 2,441 minutes (40.68 hours) 

Now that you have a wealth of knowledge about the Revolutionary War, don't stop learning about the era. Click here to see what Revolutionary War books we recommend to continue along your learning path.