Revolutionary America. American victory in the Revolutionary War and the creation of the first independent government (aka AP Guidelines 4.3 & 4.4).
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American victory in the
Revolutionary War and the creation
of the first independent government
(aka AP Guidelines 4.3 & 4.4)
John Trumbull, The Declaration of Independence, 1795.The five man committee that drafted the Declaration formally submits their work to Congress in July 1776.
Emanuel Leutze, Washington Crossing the Delaware, 1851.Commemorates the December 25, 1776 crossing that was the prelude to the Battle of Trenton.
John Trumbull, Yorktown Surrender, 1797.Depicts the British surrender -- marching to the tune “The World Turned Upside Down” -- at Yorktown, Virginia on October 19, 1781.
Benjamin West painting titled American Commissioners of the Preliminary Peace Agreement with Great Britain also sometimes referred to as Treaty of Paris(unfinished painting -- from left to right) John Jay, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Laurens, and William Temple Franklin. The British commissioners refused to pose, and the picture was never finished.
John Trumbull, General George Washington Resigning His Commission, 1824.Washington submitted his resignation to Congress in Annapolis on December 23, 1783.
Gilbert Stuart, The Mohawk Chief Joseph Brant, 1786After the Treaty of Paris, and in part because they had sided with the British during the Revolution, Brant led a large faction of Iroquois people north into Canada.