Founding Fathers on the Web

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This Independence Day weekend, celebrate by bookmarking a few basic web links on American Founding Fathers:

http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/founders/
“The American Founders Online: An Annotated Guide to Their Papers and Publications” from the Library of Congress.

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_founding_fathers.html
Learn about “America’s Founding Fathers: Delegates to the Constitutional Convention” (1787) from The National Archives and Records Administration.

http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/gwashington.html
“Presidents of the United States: George Washington”: a collection with many links from the Internet Public Library. (American flags on the site lead to other POTUS pages.)

http://www.history.com/videos/founding-fathers-of-innovation#the-founding-fathers-unite
“The Founding Fathers Unite” is one video of a few offered by the History Channel’s website.

Related on this blog: Four for the Fourth: American Revolution Websites

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Four for the Fourth: American Revolution Websites

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Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown (Image via Wikipedia)

Happy Independence Day!  See below for four good sites dedicated to teaching American Revolutionary History to the DIY learner.

http://www.ouramericanrevolution.org/
1) From the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation: a visually rich site including multimedia, biographies, and historical objects associated with the American Revolution.

http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution
2) From the History Channel: a collection of Revolutionary War videos and lessons.

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/amerrev.asp
3) From Yale Law School’s Avalon Project (“Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy”): links to documents associated with the American Revolution.

http://www.hippocampus.org/US%20History
4) From the learning site Hippocampus: this page includes several chapters about the American Revolution (“Road to Revolution” and “The American Revolution”).

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