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Timeline of the American Revolution


How to Use the Timeline

View this video for a step-by-step tutorial to learn how to use the Museum of the American Revolution's multimedia Timeline of the American Revolution.

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About the Timeline of the American Revolution

Using a mixture of historical objects, artifacts, and documents all drawn from the Museum’s collection, this multimedia timeline explores both key moments and surprising stories of the American Revolution. The Timeline features high-quality images and is enhanced by video explorations of select items. It encourages users to look closely, dig deeply, and even extend their experience by creating and downloading their own curated timelines.

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Download for Offline Use

A version of the Timeline of the American Revolution is available to download on devices to allow for offline exploration. Supported desktop browsers include Chrome and Edge, while supported mobile browsers include Safari (iOS) as well as Chrome and Firefox (Android).

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Related Resources

Teacher Resource Guide

This accompanying three-part teacher guide features a variety of activities to help students learn about the Revolutionary era and the ongoing American Revolution.
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Firearms Worksheet

This worksheet will help students learn about the different symbols on Revolutionary-era firearms, compare firearms from different countries, and more.
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Timeline Contents

View a section-by-section breakdown of the objects, artworks, printed works, and manuscripts featured on the Timeline of the American Revolution.
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The glossary accompanying the Timline of the American Revolution features definitions of terms and phrases that may be unfamiliar to students.
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  • Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

The Timeline of the American Revolution was made possible in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Additional support provided by, the Achelis & Bodman Foundation, and the Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation.