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PROJECT HISTORY LINKS, The Declaration of Independence

American Revolution | Declaration of Independence | Glorious Revolution
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American Revolution

American Revolution Time line of events leading up to the revolution. From the History Place.

American Revolutionary War Links from Yahooligans.

Declaration of Independence

Our Laws: What They Are Based on: The Declaration of Independence The story of the declaration. From Law Buzz.

The Declaration of Independence Text of the declaration, profiles of the signers, excerpt from Jefferson's autobiography regarding the declaration, and links to further information. From ushistory.org.

Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 Text of the declaration. From Thomas.

SparkNotes: The Declaration of Independence A study guide to the declaration.

Declaration of Independence Home Page A demonstration of how the Declaration of Independence evolved and the effect of collaborative authorship on the document's creation. Personal page by D.J. Mason.

 

Glorious Revolution

Glorious Revolution From the Columbia Encyclopedia.

The Glorious Revolution of 1688 Resources and information on this event.

John Locke

John Locke: Philosopher of Freedom Biography of Locke and an explanation of his ideas. From Blupete.

John Locke Biography from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson Biography from the White House.

Thomas Jefferson Biography from Encyclopedia Americana.

Biography of Thomas Jefferson By From Revolution to Reconstruction.

Primary Sources

Our Documents--Declaration of Independence Text and images of the declaration and resources for studying and teaching it. From Our Documents.

Declaring Independence: Drafting the Documents Images of letters and drafts of the declaration as well as a chronology of events and an overview. From Library of Congress.

The Declaration of Independence Images of the declaration and other resources. From the U.S. National Archives & Records Administration.

Thomas Jefferson Papers His writings and other resources. From Library of Congress.

Thomas Jefferson on Slavery Essay by Jefferson. From Revolution to Reconstruction.

Thomas Jefferson Digital Archive Collection of writings of and about Thomas Jefferson. From the University of Virginia Library.

Writing the Declaration of Independence Letter about the declaration from John Adams in 1822.

Declaration of Independence Includes a short introduction, an image of the document, and a text version. From Archiving Early America.

Videos

Thomas Jefferson: A Film by Ken Burns This site also has teaching resources.

Liberty!: The American Revolution A PBS series.

Declaring Independence A video that plays on your computer. From Archiving Early America.

Books

Declaration of Independence by Sam Fink

The Signers: The Fifty-Six Stories Behind the Declaration of Independence by Dennis Brindell Fradin and Michael McCurdy

Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? by Jean Fritz

Thomas Jefferson by Stuart A. Kallen

Will You Sign Here, John Hancock? by Jean Fritz

Eyewitness: American Revolution by Stuart Murray

PSAs

PSA Research Center Includes links to many articles on PSAs, such as How to Make Your PSA Stand Out in the Crowd, which at the bottom has some do's and don'ts on PSAs.

Public Service Announcement Samples Video samples from Salo Productions.

Sample Public Service Announcements On seatbelts.

Teacher Resources

Bibliography on the American Revolution Prepared by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture

American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence by Pauline Maier

The Declaration of Independence: A Study in the History of Political Ideas by Carl Becker