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U.S. Revolution

01/01/2017 | Booklist, History, Homework Help

Eyewitness American Revolution The U.S. Revolution lasted from 1775-1783. It is also called The Revolutionary War, the America Revolution or The War for Independence. It was fought between Great Britain and the 13 Colonies. By its end, America was recognized as an independent nation.

Eyewitness: American Revolution will give you facts about the people, battles, and events of America's battle for independence. In it you can get a good idea about what daily life was like for every day people as well as the soldiers.

Listed below are books, websites & Cartridge-Boxdatabases that will help you learn about the U.S. Revolution. To give you a start looking at what life was like back then, here is an actual Artifact from The Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

"This cartridge box is made of leather and wood and was used during the Revolutionary War. It held ammunition for a soldier fighting for independence from England." More Revolutionary Artifacts at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

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U.S. History in Context: U.S. Revolution is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home. Login using your library card number. It will show you biographies, magazines, videos and more about the U.S. Revolution.

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NoveList K-8: Stories about the U.S. Revolution is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home. Login using your library card number. Novelist will show you fiction chapter books and picture books you can read set in the time of the U.S. Revolution. Click on "Check the Library Catalog" to see if IndyPL has the book.


Use your indyPL Library Card to check out books at any of our locations, or check out e-books and e-audiobooks from home right to your device. Click on a book jacket below to request a book or download it. Need help? Call or ask a Library staff member at any of our locations or text a librarian at 317 333-6877.

The Thrifty Guide to the American RevolutionFact Tracker American RevolutionGuts and Glory the American RevolutionA Spy Called JamesAmerica's Tea PartiesAmerica's Cry for FreedomBlast Back the American RevolutionDressing a Nation Petticoats and Frock CoatsFounding MothersGeorgeGingerbread for LibertyHanukkah at Valley ForgeHenry and the CannonsIf You Were a Kid During the American RevolutionIndependent DamesLiberty or DeathRebel with a CauseRemember Valley ForgeRevolutionary FriendsThe Black Regiment of the American RevolutionThe Good Fights Feuds of the Founding FathersVoices of the American RevolutionWeapons Gear and Uniforms of the American RevolutionWomen Heroes of the American RevolutionAmerica's Black FoundersChainsForgeAshesBen's RevolutionJohnny TremainMr. Revere and IMy Brother Sam is Dead

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