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Pennsylvania in the American Revolution

Washington Crossing the Delaware

Pennsylvania was the site of key events and places related to the American Revolution. The state, and especially the city of Philadelphia, played a critical role in the American Revolution. Robert Morris said, "You will consider Philadelphia, from its centrical situation, the extent of its commerce, the number of its artificers, manufactures and other circumstances, to be to the United States what the heart is to the human body in circulating the blood."[1]

Join, or Die by Benjamin Franklin, published in The Pennsylvania Gazette was the first political cartoon in America[2]

Contents

  • Military 1
  • Government 2
  • Key events 3
  • Key historical sites, museums, and institutions 4
  • Significant documents originating in Pennsylvania during the Revolution 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • Further reading 8
  • External links 9

Military

Government

The March to Valley Forge (1883), Museum of the American Revolution

Key events

Washington's Headquarters at Valley Forge (Issac Potts House)

Key historical sites, museums, and institutions

The Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Significant documents originating in Pennsylvania during the Revolution

See also

References

  1. ^ Weigley, RF et al. (eds): (1982), Philadelphia: A 300-Year History, New York and London: W. W. Norton & Company, ISBN 0-393-01610-2. page 134.
  2. ^ "Today in History: January 17". Library of Congress. 2006. Retrieved December 8. 

Further reading

  • Fleming, Thomas. Washington's Secret War: The Hidden History of Valley Forge. 2005. ISBN 0060829621.
  • Fischer, David Hackett. Washington's Crossing. 2006. ISBN 019518159X.
  • Frantz, John B. and Pencak, William. Beyond Philadelphia: The American Revolution in the Pennsylvania Hinterland. 1998. ISBN 0271017678.
  • Knouff, Gregory T. The Soldiers' Revolution: Pennsylvanians in Arms and the Forging of Early American Identity. 2003. ISBN 027102335X.
  • Lockhart, Paul. The Drillmaster of Valley Forge: The Baron de Steuben and the Making of the American Army. 2010. ISBN 0061451649.
  • McGuire, Thomas J. Battle of Paoli. 2000. ISBN 0811701980.
  • McGuire, Thomas J. The Philadelphia Campaign: Volume One: Brandywine and the Fall of Philadelphia. 2006. ISBN 0811701786.
  • McGuire, Thomas J. The Philadelphia Campaign: Volume Two: Germantown and the Roads to Valley Forge. 2007. ISBN 0811702065.
  • Nagy, John A. Spies in the Continental Capital: Espionage Across Pennsylvania During the American Revolution. 2011. ISBN 159416133X.
  • Pencak, William. Pennsylvania's Revolution. 2010. ISBN 027103579X.
  • Seymour, Joseph. The Pennsylvania Associators, 1747-1777. Westholme Publishing. 2012. ISBN 978-1594161605.

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