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The American Revolution & Declaration of Independence

On  July 4th, 1776  the Declaration of Independence was formally adopted and the United States of America established itself as a new country. Prior to then, the American colonists fought for separation from the British rule in what is now known as the American Revolution. The American Revolution with the help of many historic colonists such as Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams contributed to the drafting of the Declaration of Independence. Highlighted below you will find several governmental and scholarly resources that celebrate both the Declaration of Independence as well as the American Revolution.

Electronic Resources

The National Archives: America's Founding Documents


GovInfo: The Declaration of Independence

The National Archives: The American Revolution

The Smithsonian Institute: The Declaration of Independence Desk



The Government Publishing Office: Ben's Guide

Physical Resources

Quapaws and the American Revolution

Women in the American Revolution: Gender, Politics, and the American Revolution



Boy Soldiers of the American Revolution 

Revolution Against Empire : Taxes, Politics, and the Origins of American Independence

American Honor: The Creation of the Nation's Ideals During the Revolutionary Era

The Long American Revolution and Its Legacy

The colored patriots of the American Revolution : with sketches of several distinguished colored persons : to which is added a brief survey of the condition and prospects of colored Americans


The American Revolution : New Nation As New Empire

The Declaration of Independence: America's First Founding Document in U.S. History and Culture


Jefferson's Declaration of Independence : Origins, Philosophy, and Theology



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