American Revolution Primary Sources


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American Revolution Primary Source Documents

A Generall Historie of Virginia by John Smith

1755 Map of the American Colonies primary source image

The Testimony of Benjamin Franklin in the British Parliament - 1766

The text of the Stamp Act

No Stamps to be Had The Philadelphia Gazette - primary source

'Bostonians Pay the Excise Man'
tarring and feathering
- primary source image

William Pitt's Speech on the Stamp Act

The Rights of the British Colonies by James Otis

No Stamped Paper to be Had primary source image

The Stamp Act Repeal Act

Repeal of the Stamp Act Cartoon primary source image

Letter of John Hancock Protesting the Townshend Acts

The Pausing American Loyalist

Patrick Henry's Speech to the Virginia House of Burgesses

The Boston Massacre - Print by Paul Revere primary source image

Eyewitness Accounts of the "Boston Massacre": British and American points of view

The Trial of the British Soldiers Following the "Boston Massacre"

George Hewes Eyewitness Account of the "Boston Tea Party"

John Dickenson's Letters From a Pennsylvania Farmer

The Boston Port Act

Massachusetts Government Act

Administration of Justice Act

The Quartering Act

The Quebec Act

Cartoon Protesting the Intolerable Acts primary source image

Rights of British Colonies by James Otis

Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress

Speech of Patrick Henry to Virginia House of Burgesses

Speech of Edmund Burke Urging Conciliation with America

Thomas Paine's American Crisis

Petition to the King

Colonial Currency primary source image

Lee's Resolution for Independence

Commission to General Washington

Second Continental Congress - Speech to the Six Nations

Declaration of Independence

Thomas Jefferson's Rough Draft of the Declaration of Independence primary source image

The Courtmartial of Joshua Barnes, Loyalist

Letter from George III after the war concerning the loss of the American colonies - written in the 1780s

The Bill of Rights


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