Perhaps the most amazing battle of the Revolutionary War was the British naval attack on this southern port city. How did a handful of defenders in a flimsy mud fort defeat the greatest naval force in the world? Meet some of the outrageous personalities of the time as the south also fought for liberty.
Independence was not at first a popular movement in the colonies. The Continental Congress slowly was led to consider a declaration of independence as the struggle progressed. Why was Thomas Jefferson selected to draft the document? How was his original draft changed and by whom?