Pennsylvania in the American Revolution
Pennsylvania was the site of key events and places related to the American Revolution. The state, and especially the city of Philadelphia, played a critical role in the American Revolution. Robert Morris said, "You will consider Philadelphia, from its centrical situation, the extent of its commerce, the number of its artificers, manufactures and other circumstances, to be to the United States what the heart is to the human body in circulating the blood."
- Pennsylvania Line of the Continental Army
- Pennsylvania Militia Units
- First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry - The oldest continuously serving unit in the United States military
- Pennsylvania Navy
- Philadelphia Tea Party (October 16, 1773)
- First Continental Congress
- Continental Association created (October 20, 1774)
- Petition to the King ratified (October 25, 1774)
- Second Continental Congress
- Hanna's town resolves (May 16, 1775)
- Olive Branch Petition (July 1775)
- Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms (July 1775)
- Continental Marines formed (November 10, 1775)
- Declaration of Independence (1776)
- George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River (December 25, 1776)
- Philadelphia campaign (1777–1778)
- Conway Cabal (1777–1778)
- Battle of Brandywine (September 11, 1777)
- Battle of the Clouds (September 16, 1777)
- Battle of Paoli (September 20, 1777)
- Siege of Fort Mifflin (September 26 to November 16, 1777)
- Battle of Germantown (October 4, 1777)
- Articles of Confederation created (November 15, 1777)
- Battle of White Marsh (December 5–8, 1777)
- Battle of Matson's Ford (December 11, 1777)
- Valley Forge winter encampment (December 1777 to June 1778)
- Battle of Crooked Billet (May 1, 1778)
- The Meschianza (May 18, 1778)
- Battle of Barren Hill (May 20, 1778)
- Carlisle Peace Commission (1778)
- The Big Runaway (June and July 1778)
- Battle of Wyoming (July 3, 1778)
- An Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery (March 1, 1780) passed by the Pennsylvania legislature - one of the first attempts by a government in the Western Hemisphere to begin an abolition of slavery
- Pennsylvania Line Mutiny (January 1, 1781)
- Convention Army in Pennsylvania (1781 to 1783)
- Pennsylvania Mutiny of 1783 (June 20, 1783)
Key historical sites, museums, and institutions
- Brandywine Battlefield
- Carpenters' Hall
- Cliveden (Benjamin Chew House)
- Fort Mifflin
- Fort Pitt Museum
- Gen. Horatio Gates House and Golden Plough Tavern
- Historical Society of Pennsylvania
- Hope Lodge (Whitemarsh Township, Pennsylvania)
- Independence National Historical Park (Including: Independence Hall, City Tavern, Franklin Court, First Bank of the United States, Liberty Bell, and others)
- Library Company of Philadelphia
- Museum of the American Revolution
- Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier
- Valley Forge National Historical Park
- Washington–Rochambeau Revolutionary Route
Significant documents originating in Pennsylvania during the Revolution
- Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania (1767 - 1768)
- Continental Association created (1774)
- Petition to the King ratified (1774)
- Olive Branch Petition (1775)
- Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms (1775)
- Declaration of Independence (1776)
- Articles of Confederation (1777)
- An Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery (1780)
- History of Pennsylvania
- History of Philadelphia
- Province of Pennsylvania
- Thirteen Colonies
- Pennsylvania Chronicle
- Pennsylvania Gazette
- Pennsylvania Packet, the first successful daily newspaper published in the United States
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