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The American Revolutionary War, 1775 to 1783, secured the independence of the United States of America from Great Britain and established a constitutional democracy. Following the passage of the Intolerable Acts in June 1774, colonial legislatures selected delegates to meet in Philadelphia to consider the issues the American colonies had with Great Britain's Parliament. North Carolina's Whigs, those who supported independence, formed a provincial congress and selected representatives to be sent to the Continental Congress in September 1774. In April 1775, the Revolutionary War began with the skirmishes at Lexington and Concord, and North Carolina joined the war in May 1775, an event that drove Governor Martin out of office and out of the country.
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Board of War Correspondence, December 1780
Board of War Correspondence, January 1781
"Observations on the War in Carolina" by Colonel Robert Gray, officer of provincial troops
Court martial of Captain Aaron Hill, 1776
Court Martial of Captain Nicholas Edmonds, 1778
Court Martial of Colonel Joseph Spruill, Tyrell County, 1780
Charles McDowell Papers
Archibald Maclaine Papers
Arthur Lee Notes, Congress Debates and Conversation with Minister of France
Constitution Draft Observations