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The Battle of Bunker Hill: Now We Are at War--
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By looking at The Battle of Bunker Hill: Now We Are at War, students can more easily understand why the British army's military victory at the battle of Bunker Hill was a moral victory for the colonists. This moral victory united colonial forces in opposition to imperial rule and allowed for the creation of the United States of America. Those interested in learning more will find that the Internet offers a variety of materials.

Boston National Historical Park
Boston National Historical Park is a unit of the National Park System. The park's web page provides details on the park and visitation information. Included on the site is a Virtual Visitor Center that guides you through the Freedom Trail, Charlestown Navy Yard, and other sites that demonstrate Boston's role in our nation's history.

The American Battlefield Protection Program
The National Park Service's American Battlefield Protection Program provides detailed battle summaries of the Revolutionary War on its web site.

National Archives and Records Administration
The National Archives and Records Administration offers a wealth of documents related to the Revolutionary War and the creation of the United States of America in their online exhibit hall. Visit "American Originals" to view documents such as George Washington's account of expenses while Commander in Chief of the Continental Army. Also visit "The Charters of Freedom" to see the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

Library of Congress
Search the "American Memory" collection on the Library of Congress web page for further information about the revolutionary time period. The following links are of special interest: Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention: 1774-1789, Words and Deeds in American History, the George Washington Papers, Map Collections: 1544-1999, and An American Time Capsule.

Liberty! The American Revolution
Liberty! is the story of the American Revolution­­two and a half decades of debate, rebellion, war, and peace. It begins after the French and Indian War and ends with the creation of the U.S. Constitution. Liberty! is an online companion to the PBS documentary, Liberty! The American Revolution.

The Blue Darter's Guide to the American Revolution
This web site is the creation of the American History Honors Class at Apopka High School in Orange County, Florida. It was written by students to be a source for students on certain topics in world history. Included on the site are descriptions of the famous battles and people of the American Revolution.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
The WPI web site provides detailed military information about Revolutionary War battles, including the Battle of Breed's Hill/Bunker Hill. Also on the web page is an overview of the events leading to the battle, a brief history of the battle, and a detailed breakdown of battle specifics.


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