||Loyalists II: "Traitor!"» Text Links / Note / Discussion Questions|
|- ||Anti-Loyalist broadsides (2) and blank forms of allegiance (2), 1775-1776|
|- ||Anti-Loyalist violence, 1774-1775: incidents compiled by Peter Oliver, Origin and Progress of the American Revolution, 1781|
|- ||Nathaniel Hawthorne, "My Kinsman, Major Molineux," short story, 1830, depicting mob violence in pre-revolutionary Boston
||Common Sense?» Text Links / Note / Discussion Questions|
|- ||Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776, selections |
|- ||Praise for Common Sense in American newspapers, 1776|
|- ||Rev. Charles Inglis (Loyalist), The Deceiver Unmasked (on Common Sense), 1776, selections|
|- ||Hannah Griffitts, "Upon reading a Book entitled Common Sense," poem, 1776|
|- ||John Adams, Autobiography, early 1800s, comments on Common Sense|
||Declaring Independence» Text Links / Note / Discussion Questions|
|- ||The Declaration of Independence, 4 July 1776, annotated|
|- ||Delegates' letters on the Declaration, July 1776|
|- ||News accounts of celebrations of the Declaration, 1776|
|- ||A Loyalist's rebuttal of the Declaration: Thomas Hutchinson, Strictures Upon the Declaration . . . , 1776, selections|
– Declaration of Independence, broadside, n. p., July 1776 (detail). Early American Imprints, Doc .43196, American Antiquarian Society with Read Ex/News Bank; permission pending.
– Oil portrait of Thomas Jefferson by Charles Willson Peale, 1791. Courtesy of the Independence National Historical Park Collection, Philadelphia, National Park Service; digital image courtesy of the Library of Congress.
– Oil portrait of Rev. Myles Cooper by John Singleton Copley, ca. 1768. Columbia University; permission pending.
– To the People of America. Stop him! Stop him!. . . , broadside, 1775. Early American Imprints, Doc. 14509, American Antiquarian Society with NewsBank/ReadEx; permission pending.
– British print depicting the tarring and feathering of royal official John Malcom in Boston in 1774 (detail). National Maritime Museum (Greenwich, London); reproduced by permission.
– Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776, title page (detail). Early American Imprints, American Antiquarian Society with NewsBank/ReadEx; permission pending.