Topic: Military History

Lesson Plan

Unconventional Enemies: Should the United States negotiate with terrorists?

This lesson plan helps students make connections between Thomas Jefferson’s handling of the Barbary Pirates and contemporary presidential actions toward unconventional enemies of the United States, including Jimmy...
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A Declaration by the Representatives of the United Colonies

This document, written by Thomas Jefferson almost exactly one year before the Declaration of Independence, explains the reasons why the Continental Congress established the Continental Army. The document...
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A Perspective Plan of the Battle Fought Near Lake George

This image depicts an early conflict during the French and Indian War that occurred near Lake George in upstate New York. General William Johnson and his American Indian...
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A Real American Rifle Man

This image portrays an American rifleman during the American Revolution. In 1775, the Continental Congress authorized the creation of ten rifle companies. American rifles had barrels that were...
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A View of South Lexington

This image is an American portrayal of the aftermath of the conflict between British Regulars and American militia in Lexington, Massachusetts on April 19, 1775. En route to...
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A View of the Taking of Quebec

The image portrays the Battle of Quebec, a turning point in the French and Indian War. Begun on September 13, 1759, British forces launched an assault by landing...
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A View of the Town of Boston

This image, engraved by Paul Revere, depicts the landing of troops in Boston harbor in September 1768. After the protests against the Stamp Act and Townshend Act, British...
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A View of the Town of Concord

This image is an American portrayal of the march of British Regulars en route to Concord, Massachusetts on April 19, 1775 where they were planned to destroy an...
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Abigail Adams to John Adams

This letter describes Abigail Adams’s reaction to the battle of Bunker Hill and the attack on Charlestown, Massachusetts. Adams expresses pride in the American cause and indicates that...
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American Dragoon

This image is a representation of an American dragoon, or mounted cavalryman. Although the Continental Army ordered the creation of certain companies of dragoons, they were expensive to...