Map of america in 1776. Thomas paine common sense 1776 find more primary sources related to common sense in making the revolution from the national humanities center. Spread over 95 million sq miles north america is the 3rd largest continent in the world. For more map resources and imagery from this period in bostons history check out the massachusetts historical societys website. Anthropologists believe that north americas initial inhabitants arrived around 40000 years ago by traversing the bering strait.
Under license from national geographic partners llc. Principal english grants 1606 1665. Map description historical map of the american revolution. The battle of long island august 27 1776.
While the time lapse function is the most visually impressive aspect of this interactive the source map option available on the maps site offers a deep level of detail. Between 1776 and 1789 the united states of america emerged as an independent country creating and ratifying its new constitution and establishing its national government. Maps of british military positions near boston during the revolutionary war. Illustrating battle positions howe and washington.
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