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Section 1: Tighter British Control

Time Line of America During the Age of Revolution, 1764–1775 http://memory.loc.gov/ ammem/ bdsds/ timeline.html
A chronology of events leading up to the Revolution, with a link to a time line of the events of 1776–1789.

Stamp Act Crisis http://www.history.org/ almanack/ life/ politics/ polhis.cfm
Discussion of the Stamp Act, with links to biographies of prominent individuals.

George III (1760–1820 A.D.) http://www.britannia.com/ history/ monarchs/ mon55.html
Concise biography of George III followed by a guide to his ancestors and offspring.

Patrick Henry http://www.history.org/ almanack/ people/ bios/ biohen.cfm
Highlights of the life of Virginia patriot leader Patrick Henry.

High Tea in Boston Harbor http://www.pbs.org/ ktca/ liberty/ chronicle_boston1774.html
Examination of the Boston Tea Party and the outraged reaction of colonists to the Stamp Act of 1765.

The Sons of Liberty http://www.multied.com/ revolt/ Sons.html
Description and illustration of the organization of the Sons of Liberty.

Section 2: Colonial Resistance Grows

The Boston Tea Party http://www.pbs.org/ ktca/ liberty/ chronicle_boston1774.html
An overview of the event with a video clip commentary by historian Pauline Maier.

The Committee of Correspondence: Moving Towards Independence http://earlyamerica.com/ review/ fall98/ lastdays.html
Detailed essay on the formation, key figures, and impact of the Committee of Correspondence.

Crispus Attucks http://www.pbs.org/ wgbh/ aia/ part2/ 2p24.html
Account of the escape from slavery of Crispus Attucks, his subsequent years working as a sailor, and finally his role in the Boston Massacre.

Boston Tea Party, Eyewitness Account by a Participant http://www.historyplace.com/ unitedstates/ revolution/ teaparty.htm
George Hewes account of his role in the Boston Tea Party.

Section 3: The Road to Lexington and Concord

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere http://www.paulreverehouse.org/ ride/ real.shtml
Description of the ride of Paul Revere, William Dawes, and Samuel Prescott, with a detailed map showing events with times of occurrence.

Paul Revere Biography http://www.paulreverehouse.org/ bio/
Information about Revere's life, times, work, and of course, the Midnight Ride.

Minute Man National Historical Park http://www.nps.gov/ mima/
National Park Service Web site for Lexington and Concord.

Lexington and Concord http://memory.loc.gov/ ammem/ today/ apr19.html
Chronology and visuals of the battles of Lexington and Concord.

Section 4: Declaring Independence

The Decisive Day is Come: The Battle of Bunker Hill http://www.masshist.org/ bh/
Discussion, time line, links, essays and maps of the Battle of Bunker Hill, fought between British regulars under General William Howe and New England militiamen under Col. William Prescott and Gen. Israel Putnam on June 17, 1775.

The Second Continental Congress http://www.pbs.org/ ktca/ liberty/ popup_secondcongress.html
Account of the conditions surrounding the formation of the Second Continental Congress, accompanied by an audio/video clip of scholar Richard Norton Smith speaking about George Washington and the Continental Congress.

The Road to Revolution http://www.pbs.org/ ktca/ liberty/ road.html
An interactive game about the Road to Revolution, 1765-1776.

Common Sense, The 1791 Bradford Edition of Thomas Paine's Common Sense http://earlyamerica.com/ earlyamerica/ milestones/ commonsense/ index.html
Enlargements of the original document and also a text version.