Examine the conflicts and controversies leading to war, including the Stamp Act, the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the First Continental Congress, Paul Revere's Ride, and the Battles of Lexington and Concord.
Explore the early stages of the Revolutionary War, including Ethan Allen and the capture of Fort Ticonderoga, the military appointment of George Washington, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the siege and later British evacuation of Boston.
Dark and devastating struggles challenge the dreams for independence in 1776. Look at early phases of the American Revolution, including Thomas Paine, the British campaign in New York, writing the Declaration of Independence and the Battle of Long Island.
The newly proclaimed nation stares at the stark realization that it could soon be dead. Desperate and determined, General George Washington gambles on a brilliant yet dangerously daring stroke to save his army and America.
Diplomat Benjamin Franklin tries to convince the French to join the fight against the British. Examine the Burgoyne campaign to take the Hudson River, Howe's campaign against Philadelphia, British victory at Brandywine & the American victory at Saratoga.
Examine winter for Washington at Valley Forge, including Von Steuben's training and Nathanael Greene's supplying of the Continental Army. And take a look at John Paul Jones's victories over the British navy and the Battle of Monmouth.
Heroic General Benedict Arnold turns his back on his country, forever sealing his legacy as a traitor. George Washington takes his war to the frontier, burning the Iroquois Indians out of New York State and leaving a wake of devastation.
The British lay siege to Charleston and invade the southern states. Explore British efforts to recruit slaves in the south, the Banastre Tarleton attack at Monck's Corner, and Benjamin Lincoln's surrender of Charleston.
Examine the conflict in the southern states, including Banastre Tarleton's role in the Waxhaw Massacre, the battle between Horatio Gates and Charles Cornwallis at Camden, and the battle of Cowpens where Daniel Morgan defeated Tarleton.
The struggle for independence reaches its climax as both sides are tired of the war. Explore the battle between Nathaniel Green and Charles Cornwallis at Guilford Court House and the build up to the conclusion at Battle of Yorktown.
King George III is forced by the parliament to sue for peace, the signing of the Treaty of Paris, Washington's suppressing of the Newburgh Conspiracy, political and economic chaos following the war, and the writing of the Constitution.
The War is over, but Washington is enlisted for another duty. The Revolution looks at the the first president of the United States and his work during the war.