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American Revolutionary War: Park Service Collections


This multi-park exhibit from the U.S National Park Service showcases museum and archival collections at selected National Park Service sites. Featured sites and collections commemorate significant events and individuals of the American Revolutionary War [1775-1783].

Lighting Freedom's Flame: The American Revolution


This is the official National Park Service American Revolution website. Explore this truly revolutionary period that resulted in a new nation and new form of government. The events of 1775 through 1787 changed the course of history. The effects of the Revolution are still felt today around the world. This site contains timelines and chronologies, biographies and feature stories, links to national ...

National Museum of American History


The Museum has exhibits that recapture and interpret the American experience from early times to the present.

National Park Histories


Park Histories includes many publications concerning the Revolutionary War, including Valley Forge: Making and Remaking a National Symbol, an online history of the Park and its preservation. The Park Service is beginning to add older material in PDF format, such as

The Charters of Freedom: "A New World is at Hand"


On February 21, 1787, the Continental Congress resolved that: ...it is expedient that on the second Monday in May next a Convention of delegates who shall have been appointed by the several States be held at Philladelphia for the sole and express purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation...

The original states, except Rhode Island, collectively appointed 70 individuals to the Constitutional Convention, but a number did not accept or could not attend. Those who did not ...

Valley Forge National Historical Park


Valley Forge National Historical Park commemorates more than the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation; it honors the ability of citizens and their leaders to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times. This Park Service site includes extensive Historical and Cultural Resources, concerning the people, places, stories ...