Season of Independence Big Ideas
Explore these short essays to put the Season of Independence interactive map and its documents into historical context.
Big Idea 1: The British Empire on the Eve of Revolution
Big Idea 2: Decision-Making and Civic Engagement in Revolutionary America
Big Idea 3: Timelining Independence
Big Idea 4: Support for Independence
Big Idea 5: Opposition to Independence
Big Idea 6: The People and Perspectives In Between
Big Idea 7: Drafting the Declaration
Big Idea 8: After the Declaration: What Happens Next?
Season of Independence Teacher Resources
Season of Independence Primary Sources
Season of Independence Glossary
Season of Independence Interactive: Explore the spread of support for American independence from January to July of 1776.Explore Online