American Revolution

The struggle that freed the colonists from British Rule, the American Revolution took place from 1776 to 1781.

What was one similarity shared by Latin American nations and Canada during their independence movements?


How many signers of the Declaration of Independence became president?

Surprisingly, of the 56, only two: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. They both also served as vice president before their presidential terms—another signer, Elbridge Gerry, became a vice president but never reached the presidency.

The rest of the signers weren’t slouches, mind you, as they held various positions in government. Benjamin Franklin was among them, as was Benjamin Harrison, the father of eventual president William Henry Harrison.

What happened at the Constitutional Convention?

The U.S Constitution was written APEX

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