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John Mitchell was born on Virginia, but he was living in England when he made this map in 1755. In his “Map of the British and French Dominions in North...
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This map shows North America after the Treaty of Paris ends the Seven Years’ War on February 10, 1763. France gives up its Canadian provinces to Britain. Britain also gains...
Revolution of the Mind
The word “revolution” can take on a number of meanings. Most often we think of it in terms of the forcible overthrow of one government and the institution of another....
Stepping Stones to the American Revolution
Was the American Revolutionary War an event that the colonists and British Parliaments had to participate in to achieve the true ideas of liberty and independence?
The Louisiana Purchase
Was the Thomas Jefferson a successful president?
Was the news spread throughout the Thirteen Colonies in a timely matter, and what implications might that have to the American Revolution?
Toms’s Better: Lewis and Clark: Explorers or Conquerors?
When Jefferson purchased the Louisiana territory from France, he commissioned Lewis and Clark to explore the new territory. What was the purpose behind this mission? Were they sent as explorers...
Who was Thomas Jefferson? Exploring the Many Facets of Thomas Jefferson
As an introduction to Thomas Jefferson, students will discover the many facets of his life beyond being the author of The Declaration of Independence. Using primary sources, internet research, and...