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The World of Benjamin Franklin. Quicktime MovieGlimpses of The Man (1297k) "If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.

The World of Benjamin Franklin

" ~ B. Franklin America has never forgotten Benjamin Franklin because he did both. He lived these words of wisdom by writing as much as he possibly could and by doing even more. He became famous for being a scientist, an inventor, a statesman, a printer, a philosopher, a musician, and an economist. This quick glimpse at the long life (1706 - 1790) of a complex man is meant to help you learn about Ben Franklin and also to let you see how Ben's ideas are still alive in our world today. To learn all that you can about the Franklin family, try taking a look at the family tree.

Boston Massacre. When Paul Revere first began selling his color prints of "The Bloody Massacre perpetrated in King Street" in Boston, he was doing what any like-minded patriot with his talents in 1770 would have done.

Boston Massacre

Only, Paul Revere did it faster and more expeditiously than anyone else, including two other artist-engravers who also issued prints of the Massacre that year. Twenty-one days before — on the night of March 5, 1770 — five men had been shot to death in Boston town by British soldiers. Precipitating the event known as the Boston Massacre was a mob of men and boys taunting a sentry standing guard at the city's customs house. When other British soldiers came to the sentry's support, a free-for-all ensued and shots were fired into the crowd. Four died on the spot and a fifth died after four days. The presence of British troops in Boston had long been a sore point among Boston's radical politicians. Notice also that Revere's engraving shows a blue sky.

Mission US. What's Wrong With This Picture? American Revolutionary Facts. The Americans of 1776 had the highest standard of living and the lowest taxes in the Western World!

American Revolutionary Facts

Farmers, lawyers and business owners in the Colonies were thriving, with some plantation owners and merchants making the equivalent of $500,000 a year. Times were good for many others too. The British wanted a slice of the cash flow and tried to tax the Colonists. They resisted violently, convinced that their prosperity and their liberty were at stake. Virginia's Patrick Henry summed up their stance with his cry: "Give me liberty or give me death! " There were two Boston tea parties! Everyone knows how 50 or 60 "Sons of Liberty," disguised as Mohawks, protested the 3 cents per pound British tax on tea by dumping chests of the popular drink into Boston Harbor on December 16, 1773. Benjamin Franklin wrote the first Declaration of Independence! John Adams defended the British Soldiers after the Boston Massacre! History's first submarine attack took place in New York Harbor in 1776!

Untitled. N March 15, 1781 Major General Nathanael Greene and his army of 4,400 Americans contested the British invasion of North Carolina at Guilford Courthouse.


Lt. Gen. Charles, Earl Cornwallis, commanded the tough professional force of 1,900 British soldiers. Greene deployed his men into smaller groups to take advantage of the terrain. he Courthouse battle was fierce. He battle fought at Guilford Courthouse was the largest and most hotly contested action of the Revolutionary War's Southern Campaign. Living the Revolution: America, 1789-1820, Primary Resources in U.S. History and Literature, Toolbox Library, National Humanities Center. Sons of Liberty: Patriots or Terrorists? By Todd Alan Kreamer SONS OF LIBERTY, or Sons of something altogether different?

Sons of Liberty: Patriots or Terrorists?

I suppose it all depends on a particular individual's point of view. For the American "armchair historian," this American Revolutionary organization conjures up a myriad of confusing images. Early America's Bloodiest Battle. Deborah Sampson. Revolutionary War By Teacher Created Resources Thematic Units from Teacher Created Materials are literature based, cross-curricular, and ready to use.

Deborah Sampson

They provide activities, many of them hands-on, for all areas of the curriculum, including math, science, language arts, social studies, physical education, art, and music. Each book offers two or more literature-based units and lesson plans plus cross-curricular activities and worksheets, a culminating activity, management ideas, and a bibliography. The books used in this unit (that will need to be purchased or borrowed) are--Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes and The Fighting Ground by Avi. Complete and comprehensive, these reproducible units are designed with student interest and teacher usability in mind. Museum Collections 'American Revolutionary War: Independence National Historic Park' His exhibit celebrates the battlefield heroes of the American Revolution.

Museum Collections 'American Revolutionary War: Independence National Historic Park'

It features the remarkable portraits of General George Washington's officers from the collections at Independence National Historical Park. The portraits in this exhibit are by Charles Willson Peale, Rembrandt Peale, James Peale, and James Sharples Sr. he portraits in this exhibit are grouped by theater of battle: northern, middle and southern. Most of the featured officers fought in several battles in one or more theaters.