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The Coming of the American Revolution, 1764-1776

The Coming of the American Revolution, 1764-1776

By investigating the lives and events recorded in newspapers, official documents and personal correspondence from the collection of the Massachusetts History Society, you will immerse yourself in the past and discover the fears, friction and turmoil that shaped the tumultuous times from 1774 through 1776. Specifically, the website will 1) provide an easily understood chronology of key events leading up to the war; 2) present crucial documents relating to those events; 3) offer contextual materials that comprise a cumulative narrative of the period; 4) include suggestions on how teachers can use the documents to convey the immediacy and contingency of historical events; and 5) reveal that the practice of history is a series of approximations, as students compare and contrast differing... Show More


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