American History Central is an online digital encyclopedia. It has been developed as an educational resource for students, teachers, and anyone interested in learning more about the history of America.
Siege of Boston
After Lexington and Concord, the Massachusetts militia harassed the British regulars on the road back to Boston. The militia surrounded Boston and the siege lasted for 11 months. This painting by John Trumbull depicts the death of Joseph Warran (bottom left) at the Battle of Bunker Hill, which occurred during the siege.
Exploring the Founders from the Revolution to the Constitution
We have written biographies on many of the men and women who influenced the ideas and actions that lead to the Colonies declaring their independence from England in 1776 and culminated in the ratification of the Constitution in 1788. Some of our most popular articles are listed below.