10 Best Websites to Visit this 4th of July


Independence Day or the 4th of July as it is more commonly known, is a time for the people of the United States to celebrate with  fireworks, music and lots and lots of barbecue. After my son posed a question to me about the origins of the Fourth, I decided to create this post about some websites for famous places that were involved in the American Revolution War which helped to create the US. Hope you enjoy this list as much I enjoyed creating it.

1. Yorktown, Virginia
The town is most famous as the site of the siege and subsequent surrender of General Cornwallis to General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War on October 19, 1781.



2. Boston, Massachusetts
The Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, and several early battles—including the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston—occurred in or near the city



3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The city hosted the First Continental Congress before the war; the Second Continental Congress, which signed the United States Declaration of Independence, during the war; and the Constitutional Convention (1787) after the war.


4. Charleston, South Carolina
The Battle of Charleston was one of the major battles which took place towards the end of the American Revolutionary War, after the British began to shift their strategic focus towards theAmerican Southern Colonies.



5. Savannah, Georgia
The Capture of Savannah, or sometimes the First Battle of Savannah (because of a siege in 1779), was an American Revolutionary War battle fought on December 29, 1778 between localAmerican Patriot militia and Continental Army units holding the city and a British invasion force under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Campbell.





6. Newport, Rhode Island
In the summer of 1778, the Americans began the campaign known as the Battle of Rhode Island. This was the first joint operation between the Americans and the French after the signing of the Treaty of Alliance.





7. Albany, New York
In 1775, with the colonies in the midst of the Revolutionary War, the Stadt Huys became home to the Albany Committee of Correspondence(the political arm of the local revolutionary movement), which took over operation of Albany’s government and eventually expanded its power to control all of Albany County. Tories and prisoners of war were often jailed in the Stadt Huys alongside common criminals



8. Princeton, New Jersey
The Battle of Princeton (January 3, 1777) was a battle in which General George Washington’s revolutionary forces defeated British forces near Princeton, New Jersey.




9. Quebec, Canada
The Battle of Quebec (French: Bataille de Québec) was fought on December 31, 1775 between American Continental Army forces and the British defenders of the city of Quebec, early in the American Revolutionary War.





10. Paris, France
The Treaty of Paris, signed on September 3, 1783, ended the American Revolutionary War between Great Britain on one side and the United States of America and its allies on the other.