"Before the tribunal of nature a man has no more right to life than a rattlesnake;" - William Graham Sumner

The Revolution and Constitution (1775-1789)

The American Revolution began on April 19, 1775 at Lexington. The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776 and years of war ensued before the new nation formally won its freedom. The current Constitution was ratified and went into effect in 1789.

The Battle of Fort Sullivan

To many, it's a great surprise that Charleston had a major part in the American Revolution. Read about the American victory at Fort Sullivan in 1776.

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Timeline of the American Revolution, the Confederation, and the Constitution