1776
Ben FranklinRevolutionary War HeroThomas Jefferson

1776 must have been an exciting time to witness the birth of America. Outraged by the injustices of the British Empire, the thirteen colonies declared their independence. Some of America's greatest men carved a place for themselves in history by their actions. George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson walked the streets of Philadelphia. Ordinary men rose to perform extraordinary tasks. Starving and tired, American soldiers marched against a better equipped force and won. The American Revolution attracted support from all levels of society, from wealthy Southern land owners to small town Northern blacksmiths. Many images have come to be associated with this time from the roughly dressed Paul Revere to the dazzling uniforms of the British Army.

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