Chapter 2
The War of Independence

The War of Independence
  1. The war of Independence: introduction
  2. Frontier fosters self-reliance
  3. British and French Clash
  4. First stirring of unity
  5. Colonists resist
  6. Taxation without representation at issue
  7. Tax dispute abates
  8. Patriots agitate: The Boston "Tea Party"
  9. British repress colony: others rally to its aid
  10. The Congress debates independence
  11. Resolution stiffens
  12. Colonies adopt Declaration of Independence
  13. Colonies gain victory and Freedom