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The Tide Turns on the Frontier--
Supplementary Resources

By looking at Saratoga: The Tide Turns on the Frontier, students will learn about the battle that was a turning point of the American Revolution. Those interested in learning more will find that the Internet offers a variety of interesting materials.

Saratoga National Historical Park
Saratoga National Historical Park is a unit of the National Park System. The park's Web pages are an excellent resource for information about this crucial battle and the battlefield today.

Fort Ticonderoga Home Page
Fort Ticonderoga National Historic Landmark provides valuable information about the "Gibraltar" of the Lake Champlain-Hudson River corridor, its colonial history, and the role it played in the American Revolution prior to and following Saratoga.

Lighting Freedom's Flame: American Revolution Web Page
The National Park Service maintains it own American Revolution Web page, which provides a listing of the park units with connections to the Revolutionary War and colonial America, information on special activities in the parks celebrating the 225th anniversary of the war, and a timeline of events in the pivotal year of the American Revolution, 1777.

The American Battlefield Protection Program
The National Park Service's American Battlefield Protection Program promotes the preservation of significant historic battlefields associated with wars on American soil. The program's Web page provides detailed online publications featuring different topics about the American Revolution.

Kingston, New York--
National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary

Kingston, New York is a historic town whose face has changed over the centuries. Students may explore the impact of the American Revolution on a community that was burned, yet rose again from the ashes.

Library of Congress
The Library of Congress American Memory Collection has several excellent Revolutionary War document collections online including Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention 1764-1789, George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress 1741-1799, and The American Revolution and Its Era: Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies, 1750-1789.

The Yorktown Home Page
The Colonial National Historical Park administers Yorktown Battlefield. The Yorktown website has information on the siege of Yorktown, the French military contribution to victory, Cornwallis' Articles of Capitulation, and the events between Cornwallis' surrender and the Treaty of Paris.


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