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Other Patriots

  • Robert Livingston
  • Alexander McDougall
  • Isaac Sears
  • Abraham Brasher
  • Henry Wisner
  • John Morin Scott
  • James Otis Jr.
  • John Hay
  • John Hancock
  • Patrick Henry
  • Thomas Paine

Other Individuals

  • Samuel Johnson
  • George Greenville
  • Earl of Rockingham
  • Charles Townshend
  • Joseph Galloway
  • Samuel Curwen

Other Loyalists


    Using this Guide to Start and Facilitate Research

    This guide is to help frame your research, and should provide ample content to fulful your simulation roles. Check it frequently, as essential content could be added. If and when you go beyond the guide using a search engine or database, please share helpful source findings - websites, archives, pdf's, and more - with your teacher or Mr. Blossom. We may add it to the LibGuide; united, we help one another. Remember to scroll down to see the whole guide. Hold the cursor over links before clicking for occassional descriptor bubbles not typed in the box, or click the "i" for any more information.

    A simple one-search in our Upper School Databases often yields biographical information and even new e-books on these names and topics. Search all databases in Ebsco Discovery Service right here.

    Good Wikipedia articles often have great sources accessible on the web. Use their sources (Notes, References, Further Reading sections), or ask about acquiring them.

    • Database A-Z Libguide  
      Try several: Ebsco Discovery (one-search/federated), Academic Search Premier (Ebsco), American History Online (abc-clio), Biography in Context (Gale), US History in Context (Gale).

    Citation Helper

    TAB in all succeeding lines (not as shown).

    Carey, Charles W., editor. The American Revolution: Interpreting Primary Sources. Greehaven Press, 2004.

    Or as follows. Note the original source was called "Circular to the State Governers" circa 1780, but this is a book section or chapter so titled, so this is good.

    Washington, George. “Keeping an American Army in the Field.” The American Revolution: Interpreting Primary Documents, edited by Charles W. Carey,     Greenhaven Press, 2004, pp. 93–100.


    Author last, Author first. "Section title or work." Daily Life through American History in Primary Documents, edited by Randall M. Miller, Greenwood, 2012, pp. #-#.


      Background Reading

      The task of the historian, or the application of historical memory, necessitates understanding the motives, understandings, contexts or "zeitgeist" of a particular time. These sources may be assistive in a variety of ways. Sometimes (often or always), the location of the historian or source is relevant to consider.

      ABLE Phase 4 (1775-1776): Engaging in open rebellion

      Pennsylvania frontiersman voting block

      Southern frontiersman voting block


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