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Primary Source

Patriot's Day
The Patriot News Network [Text-based]

This printed broadside from the Library of Congress illustrates how early information about the Battle of Lexington and Concord spread.

Special Feature

John & Abigail Adams
Online Poll [Opinion (poll, submission, forum)]

Should John Adams have signed the Alien and Sedition Acts?

Teacher's Guide

A Midwife's Tale
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Study colonial life and the value of primary sources, including diaries like Maine resident Martha Ballard's.