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Session 4: The Revolutionary Era

August 4, 2015

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Lecture, Dr. David Hackett Fischer: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+4+Fischer.mp3

Focus

How did the American colonists define liberty and freedom as they sought to secure their independence from mother England? During the Revolutionary War, what difficulties did the Americans face in fighting for liberty while maintaining the supremacy of civilian over military authority?
Readings
  • Fischer, Washington’s Crossing