Welcome to Historycentral's Revolutionary War is the most complete site on the web on the Revolutionary War. The section on the "Causes of the War" traces the events that led to the American Declaration of Independence. The "Battle" and "Main Event" sections tell the story of all the major battles of the war. Many battle entries come with a narrated multimedia presentation that last up to three minutes. One section chronicles many of the major legends and myths of the war. Each story comes with the written text as well as a multimedia presentation; perfect for students of all ages. For those who want to learn more, we have added sections on the Economics, Daily Life and Arts of the period. Our site includes extensive first-hand accounts of battles, along with many other primary source documents. Our Student Guide lists the important terms from this period. Our Teacher's Guide includes many lesson plans with resource materials and ideas on how to teach the American Revolution.
On April 19, 1775, a group of determined Americans stared down the red-coated regulars of the British army in Lexington, Massachusetts. A shot was fired, igniting a global conflict that pitted the world's mightiest nation against one of her colonies. The subsequent war spanned eight years and resulted in the establishment of a new nation, the United States of America. Now, watch the conflict unfold in this animated map produced with our partners at Wide Awake Films. Follow the key events of Revolutionary War from the shot heard round the world to the Treaty of Paris. Watch the Animated Map