U.S. History : The American Revolution
On April 19, 1775, the "shot heard 'round the world" was fired at the Battle of Lexington and Concord beginning America‚Ä∞€™s Revolutionary War. Under the leadership of General George Washington, thousands of brave American soldiers suffered terrible hardships and achieved stunning victories in their fight for independence from Great Britain. From the pen of Thomas Jefferson, America declared to the world its rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Learn how 13 British colonies became the United States of America in their quest for freedom.