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Independence Day

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Tea Destroyed by Indians, broadside

To some extent, the Boston Tea Party was the result of unintended consequences. [...] »

1776 newspaper publishes the Declaration of Independence

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Broadside from Boston, 1770, "Horrid Massacre!"

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Newspaper article published in the Patriot press in 1775

Smithsonian Barbara Clark Smith looks at what a colonial newspaper article says [...] »

Cartoon, American Revolution Names, 5 August 2008, Jimmie, Flickr CC

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

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

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