The U.S. Revolution lasted from 1775-1783. It is also called The Revolutionary War, the America Revolution or The War for Independence. It was fought between Great Britain and the 13 Colonies. By its end, America was recognized as an independent nation.
Eyewitness: American Revolution will give you facts about the people, battles, and events of America’s battle for independence. In it you can get a good idea about what daily life was like for every day people as well as the soldiers.
Listed below are books, websites & databases that will help you learn about the U.S. Revolution. To give you a start looking at what life was like back then, here is an actual Artifact from The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
“This cartridge box is made of leather and wood and was used during the Revolutionary War. It held ammunition for a soldier fighting for independence from England.” More Revolutionary Artifacts at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Websites, Activities & Printables:
- The National Archives: The Charters of Freedom (The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, The Bill of Rights)
- Museum of the American Revolution: Interactive Timeline
- National Parks Service: Timeline of the American Revolution
- National Park Service: Explore the Revolutionary Period
- The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis: U.S. Revolution Artifacts
U.S. History in Context: U.S. Revolution is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home. Login using your library card number. It will show you biographies, magazines, videos and more about the U.S. Revolution.
NoveList K-8: Stories about the U.S. Revolution is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home. Login using your library card number. Novelist will show you fiction chapter books and picture books you can read set in the time of the U.S. Revolution. Click on “Check the Library Catalog” to see if IndyPL has the book.
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Indiana & the U.S. Revolution:
- George Rogers Clark National Historic Park
- Indiana Historical Bureau: George Rogers Clark
- Falls of the Ohio State Park: George Rogers Clark Homesite
- Indiana Society Sons of the American Revolution Patriot Graves Registry