The American Revolution Experience
How were the lives of ordinary people affected by the events of the American Revolutionary War? As tensions mounted across the Thirteen Colonies, the entire Revolutionary Generation was faced with a difficult choice: to pledge loyalty to the Patriot cause and the prospect of a new nation, or remain loyal to the King as subjects of the British Empire. How would you choose?
- Peggy Shippen Arnold An attractive socialite who secretly helped facilitate treason
- Sarah Osborn Benjamin Supporting the patriot frontlines during the American Revolution
- Thomas Brown A loyalist who endured torture and eventually exile
- Michel Capitaine du Chesnoy A Frenchman who mapped the Revolution
- Bernardo de Gálvez An unlikely ally
- Winsor Fry Former slave fighting as a patriot, and navigating life in a new nation
- Christopher Greene Leader of an integrated regiment that died on the battlefield
- Button Gwinnett One of only 8 delegates who were British-born.
- Faith Trumbull Huntington Witness to carnage that was too much to bear
- Stephen Tainter A young patriot who carried a drum instead of a gun
- Han Yerry Tewahangaraghkan Forced to choose a side
- Thayendanegea A Mohawk leader aligned with the British
- Harry Washington A slave of George Washington who found freedom fighting for the loyalists.
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