||1766-69: The Crisis Deepens» Text Links / Note / Discussion Questions|
|- ||COMPILATION: Colonists respond to the Townshend Acts, 1767-1770|
|- ||COMPILATION: Colonists respond to the Quartering Act, 1766-1767|
|- ||John Dickinson, Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania, Letters 1 & 2, 1767|
|- ||Artists' depictions of the arrival of British troops in Boston, 1768|
||1772-73: Crisis Renewed» Text Links / Note / Discussion Questions|
|- ||Boston Committee of Correspondence, the "Boston Pamphlet," 1772, selections|
|- ||Rev. John Allen, An Oration upon the Beauties of Liberty, sermon after the Gaspée incident, 1772, selections|
|- ||COMPILATION: Colonists respond to the Tea Act & the Boston Tea Party, 1773-1774|
|- ||David Ramsay, A Sermon on Tea, essay, 1774|
||1775: The Outbreak of War» Text Links / Note / Discussion Questions|
|- ||COMPILATION: Colonists respond to the outbreak of war, 1774-1775|
|- ||Sermons on the outbreak of war and the justifiability of revolution, 1775, selections|
|- ||Announcement of the Battle of Lexington & Concord, Virginia, 1775|
|- ||Diary of Matthew Patten, New Hampshire, selections, 1775-1776|
|- ||Second Continental Congress, 1775: Olive Branch Petition; Declaration . . . Setting Forth the Causes and Necessity of Their Taking Up Arms|
||How Did We Get Here?» Text Links / Note / Discussion Questions|
|- ||Benjamin Franklin, Rules by Which a Great Empire May Be Reduced to a Small One, satirical essay, 1773|
|- ||Francis Hopkinson, A Pretty Story Written in the Year of Our Lord 2774, allegory, 1774|
|- ||John Adams, letter to Hezekiah Niles, 1818, excerpts on the American Revolution|
– Christian Remick, A Perspective View of the Blockade of Boston Harbour, watercolor, ca. 1768 (detail). Reproduced by permission of the Massachusetts Historical Society.
– William Bradford, ed., Pennsylvania Journal and Weekly Advertiser, 31 October 1765, p. 1 (detail). Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-21637.
– Benjamin Franklin, portrait by Joseph Siffred Duplessis, oil on canvas, 1778. Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Friedsam Collection, bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931 (32.100.1232); reproduced by permission.
– Illustration (detail) in broadside A Poem Upon the Bloody Engagement that was fought on BUNKER's-HILL in Charlestown, NEW-ENGLAND, on the 17th of JUNE, 1775 . . . , Chelmsford, Massachusetts, 1775. Early American Imprints, American Antiquarian Society with NewsBank/Readex, Doc 49296; permission pending.
– Americans Throwing the Cargoes of the Tea Ships into the River, at Boston, engraving (detail), in W. D. Rev. Mr. Cooper, The History of North America (London: E. Newbery, 1789). Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-USZC4-538 (also Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Digital ID us0012_01).
–Paul Revere, The Bloody Massacre Perpetrated in King Street, Boston on March 5, 1770 by a party of the 29th Regt., engraving, Boston, 1770 (detail). Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-USZC2-4913.
– Two Acts of Parliament, London, 1764; Boston reprint (detail). Massachusetts Historical Society; permission pending.
– Benjamin Blyth, portrait of John Adams, pastel on paper, ca. 1766 (detail). Reproduced by permission of the Massachusetts Historical Society.