Welcome to Wikiversity's course on the American Revolution (HIST-AM-203). This course follows the content timeline of most college-level United States history courses on this topic. We will begin with the social and political state of the American colonies in the two decades prior to the American Revolution and end with the foundations of the modern federal government. This is a self-study course; the student is expected to progress through the material at their own pace, testing themselves as necessary. This course is, as well, part of the Topic:North American History.
This course will draw heavily on material contained within Wikipedia. Whenever appropriate, the instructor has provided links for additional reading. The instructor will also recommend readings for enrichment outside of the wikipedia domain. Please be patient with the addition of material. While I enjoy this topic, I have a full-time job that keeps me very busy, even when not at work.
Note on Sources
This Wikicourse draws information from three types of sources. Primary sources are those written by someone during the time of the historical event. A letter from Abigail Adams to her husband, John, is an example. Secondary sources are those written by a later scholar using primary sources as their reference points. A contemporary analysis of colonists' opinions regarding the Stamp Act taken from Boston newspapers is an example. The third type of reading in this course is a narrative, the instructor's commentary on historical events.:)))
When source information is available, it will be provided. :)))
Table of ContentsEdit
- Google Map of The American Revolution: Follow this course by zooming in close on the battlefields, forts, arsenals, grist mills and iron furnaces of the American Revolution and the impact on it by the early stages of the U.S. Industrial Revolution.
- Teaching American History, Constitutional Convention