American Revolutionary War
[Text] Participant Account Of The Boston Tea Party

“Before nine o’clock in the evening every chest on board the three vessels was knocked to pieces and flung over the sides. They say the actors were Indians from Narragansett. Whether they were or not, to a transient observer they appeared such…” The Boston Tea Party took place on December … Continue reading

John Adams
[Text] John Adams’s Letter to His Wife on the First Independence Day


John Adams writes this letter to Abigail Adams on July 3, 1776, one day after the resolution of independence was approved within a closed session of the Second Continental Congress. In this letter, Adams expresses the importance of the independence they finally achieved, explaining that people are bound to remember this … Continue reading