In Boston citizens gathered to challenge British rule. They protested the Boston Massacre and the tax on tea. The revolution began. Patriots against Loyalists. Whigs opposed Tories. Eleven years later America won its independence in Yorktown. The National Park Service preserves the places that led to this new-found freedom. Explore well-known and surprising stories of places and people that contributed to the birth of a new nation.
Last updated: October 20, 2017