Without the American Revolution, there would be no United States. The impact of the war is undeniable. And yet studies of this conflict, essential in every elementary school, are often cursory. This valuable volume delivers a more complete look of the war, including the real experiences of soldiers on the frontlines as well as their families at home. Readers will be particularly interested in the experiences of young people during the war. Founding Fathers and ordinary colonists both feature in this well-designed book, filled with important dates, facts, maps, and primary sources.