Key Concept 3.1 — British attempts to assert tighter control over its North American colonies and the colonial resolve to pursue self-government led to a colonial independence movement and the Revolutionary War.
Key Concept 3.2 — The American Revolution’s democratic and republican ideals inspired new experiments with different forms of government.
Key Concept 3.3 — Migration within North America and competition over resources, boundaries, and trade intensified conflicts among peoples and nations.
- Common Sense, Thomas Paine, 1776
- Declaration of Rights & Grievances, First Continental Congress, 1774
- Olaudah Equiano: The Middle Passage, 1789
Revolutionary War Timeline at the Library of Congress
Creating the United States at the Library of Congress