American Revolution


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Primary Sources and Other Information on pertaining to the American Revolution

Articles of Capitulation 

Military Actions of the Revolution

A document, which is the first one embossed with the Great Seal of the United States, of the Continental Congressthat gave George Washington authority to negotiate with Great Britain for the “exchange, subsistence, and better treatment of prisoners of war.”

Washington Negotiating Authorization Sept, 1782

Massachusetts Bay Colony loan document indicating Seth Davenport loaned the State of Massachusetts funds.

Massachusetts Revolutionary War loan certificate September 1777

Lesson Plans

Library of Congress: The Capital and the Bay: Narratives of Washington and the Chesapeake Bay Region, 1600-1925