• The Argument of the Declaration of Independence

    Created June 23, 2014
    The Argument of the Declaration of Independence

    Long before the first shot was fired, the American Revolution began as a series of written complaints to colonial governors and representatives in England over the rights of the colonists.

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    Gilder Lehrman Affliate School Program: Gordon Wood on the Idea of America Webchat

    Distinguished historian Gordon Wood, in conversation with President of Gilder Lehrman Jim Basker, discuss the idea of America.

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    Founders Online

    The National Archives and The University of Virginia Press developed this online resource with historical documents of the founders of the United States of America. Through this website, you will be able to read and search through thousands of records from George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison and see firsthand the growth of democracy and the birth of the Republic.

    African American abolitionist David Walker born

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    September 28 1785

    Phillis Wheatley’s "Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral" published

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    September 1, 1773
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    Battle of Bunker Hill

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    June 17, 1775
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    Lousiana Purchase Treaty signed

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    April 30, 1803

    Boston massacre

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    March 5, 1770
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    Former vice president Aaron Burr arrested for treason against the United States

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    February 19, 1807
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    Picturing Early America: People, Places, and Events 1770–1870

    A resource developed from NEH Summer Institutes held at Salem State University that explore early American art and culture. The website assists teachers of American history, literature, art, geography, social studies, American studies, and other fields who wish to incorporate American art into their classrooms. It includes podcasts, unit plans, and print and electronic bibliographies.