History and the Fourth of July

Here are some websites to help remind you about the history of the Fourth.

Signers of the Declaration of Independence Bio Page

Here you can find biography pages of each signer of the Declaration, including the man behind one of the most famous signatures, John Hancock.

Primary Documents of the Declaration of Independence

John Dunlap's Printed Edition of the Declaration 

This is George Washington's own copy of the Declaration. According to this website, this is a scanned copy of the Declaration that Gen. Washington read to his troops during the American Revolution.

Original Copy of the Declaration 

The top document is the original, handwritten Declaration of Independence. You can download a high resolution version of the document on this website as well.

 

Pictures of the Revolutionary War 

This is a great site to go for paintings and other visuals of all the important people and events of the American Revolution. This includes one of the most famous paintings below of all the key players in the creation of the Declaration of Indepence.

Liberty: The American Revolution 

This is the official website for the PBS documentary on the Revolution and it is packed full of educational resources.

The website has a game called, “The Road to Revolution,” which will help you test your American Revolution knowledge.

The website has many interactive, educational features, such as this one below that explains all the differences between an American and British soldier.

George Washington's Obituary 

This is one of the original obituary's for the death of George Washington.  

American History Twitter Feeds

@POTUSWashington Follow America's first president.

 @RevWar Facts about the American Revolution

@AHAHistorians American Historical Association 

 

 

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