Category Archives: American Revolution Era & Constitution

Prince Hall Advocates for the Abolition of Slavery (1797) Primary Source Document

Prince Hall addresses the African Masonic Lodge in Cambridge, Massachusetts to advocate for the abolition of slavery in the United States,  including the extension of civil rights to Free African Americans. Click on link below to download primary source document: Prince … Continue reading

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American Revolution: Civil Rights for Women? Primary Source Image Analysis

 “Keep Within Compass” 1785 Primary Source Analysis Activity evaluating the role of women during the Revolutionary War by examining magazine images from era. Click on the link below to download the primary source analysis activity document: us history womens rights … Continue reading

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Common Sense by Thomas Paine (Primary Source Activity)

“In the following pages I offer nothing more than simple facts, plain arguments, and common sense…The sun never shined on a cause of greater worth. ‘Tis not the affair of a city, a country, a province, or a kingdom, but … Continue reading

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Battle of Lexington and Concord Map Activity

The Battle of Lexington and Concord, “the shots heard around the world.” These shots by American patriots against British Redcoats were the first of the American Revolution. On April 18, 1775, British troops marched out of Boston on a mission … Continue reading

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Benedict Arnold – Oath of Allegiance- Primary Source Document

5/30/1778 War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records National Archives Identifier: 300357 In 1778, Benedict Arnold, like all military officers, swore allegiance to his country. In 1780 General Arnold betrayed his oath by conspiring to surrender West Point to the … Continue reading

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Did George Washington have Wooden Teeth? – History Channel Article

The famous claim that George Washington sported a set of wooden teeth is little more than a myth, but America’s first president was certainly not a shining example of oral hygiene. Dental issues plagued Washington for most of his adult … Continue reading

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Inauguration of George Washington – HBO John Adams series

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