The American Revolution ended two centuries of British rule for most of the North American colonies and created the modern United States of America. The Revolutionary era was both exhilarating and disturbing---a time of progress for some, dislocation for others. In the wake of the Revolution came events as varied as the drafting and ratification of the Constitution of the United States of America and the rebellions of slaves who saw the contrast between slavery and proclamations of liberty. The television series Liberty! offers us a chance to learn about the Revolution and to reflect on the Revolutionary legacy. The Revolution website offers a chance to join in national discussions of American revolutionary origins.
This site was created by H-Net, Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine thanks to the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities to serve as a complement to the official companion site to PBS's Liberty! documentary series. We invite teachers, students, scholars and the public to join us in this opportunity to discuss and explore the American Revolution.