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Sage American History - Era of the American Revolution

Sage American History - Era of the American Revolution

This is a free, online textbook that also contains links to Documents and other External Links. "The American Revolution, which began in earnest at Lexington on April 19, 1775, and was formalized with the passing of the motion for independence by the Second Continental Congress on July 2, 1776, is the creative act of the American republic. We Americans of the 21st century tend to take our freedom and constitutional protections for granted, but they were hard won, and the result was never a foregone conclusion—it could have failed at any one of several points. The war was narrowly won, the Constitution was ratified by the narrowest of margins in key states, and had the first president and his successors been different men, the country might not have survived, even under that founding... Show More


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