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Photography, At the Ready, 15 Sept 2007, Flickr CC

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Engraving, A View of the Year 1765, Paul Revere

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Detail, Declaration of Independence interactive

Eighth-grade U.S. history teacher Elizabeth Schaefer "warps" the Declaration of [...] »

Engraving, The Bloody Massacre Perpetrated in King Street, Paul Revere, 1770

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The Stamp Act of 1765 had colonists crying foul. Answer these questions about [...] »

Letter, Henry Clinton to John Burgoyne, August 10, 1777, Henry Clinton, Clements

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