WHAT'S INSIDE: REVOLUTIONARY WAR

The American Revolution was a conflict in which America fought to gain independence from the oppressive British monarchy. The topics covered in this section explain the history of the war and who some of the key people were.
  • Prelude to War
  • American Leaders
  • Battles & Incidents
  • British Leaders
  • Documents & Artifacts
  • Historical Landmarks
  • Organizations
  • Post-Revolutionary War

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Sons of Liberty, patriotic societies established in the American colonies prior to the Revolutionary War.

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