The Revolution: Interactive Guide
By Jeffrey Grimes
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
The American Revolution comes to life with a fully interactive textbook and study guide designed exclusively for the iPad by a high school senior with a passion for U.S. History. Journey through the formation of our country with interactive flashcards, explorable war maps, audio narrations, review quizzes, interactive biographies, and explorable images.
In this interactive guide to the American Revolution, you will feel the passion of our nation's founders as they fought for independence, whether you are casually learning about the most formative era of our history or studying for a test. The Revolution is alive in this easy-to-learn interactive format for anyone to explore.
* An AP U.S. History teacher's narrations of key themes, such as the long-term impacts of the revolution on women's rights, slavery, and religion
* Interactive maps showing the movements of British, American, and French forces from Lexington in April 1775 to Yorktown in October 1781
* Historical mini-features including The Battle of Yorktown, American Society, The Principles Behind the War, Court vs. Country Politics, Contemporary International Revolutions, Historical Debate, and The Revolution at the Box Office
* Review questions on topics including the British march to Concord, Washington's mission to cross the Delaware, the Battle of Saratoga, the Politics of Harmony, the Paxton Boys, Continental Congress, and more
* Interactive biographies of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, Thomas Paine, and Sam Adams
* Explorable images: The Shot Heard 'Round the World and Paul Revere's engraving of the Boston Massacre
* Interactive examination of the Declaration of Independence and the 27 accusations that the colonists leveled against King George
* Artwork of the Revolution: John Trumbull's "Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776," Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze's "Washington Crossing the Delaware," Trumbull's "Surrender of General Burgoyne," and Trumbull's "Lord Cornwallis Surrenders"
* Interactive timeline flashcards of the events between 1750 and 1776
Download the app for free to explore the birth of the United States!
Long Live "The Revolution: Interactive Guide!"
Every time I open up this application, the hairs on the back of my neck become erect. As a U.S. History guru, I find this application to be the best interactive guide regarding our nation's thrilling birth. The app is seamless in its design and offers a bountiful variety of features. If a friend or relative asks me about our glorious Revolution, I immediately whip out my iPad from my Swiss Army messenger bag and allow them to feast their eyes on this titan of a digital textbook. I only wish the creator of this application could apply his tremendous skills to other areas of our nation's history. Until then, long live "The Revolution: Interactive Guide!"
High caliber info and presentation
It is a Stellar app! Packed with info, incorporated into a larger context, without fatiguing or overwhelming. Highly readable with helpful, brief, interactive elements - that are not a bunch of distracting childish crap. I can engage in more thoughtful, in-depth conversations - far beyond quotes and dates. (Even chatting with an Am History historian and teacher. Score!)
I am pretty old. College grad. Reading this app helped to fill chasms left from a high school class that I dreaded. (I took US History early, in the summer before, to get it done.) Especially the big picture, international influences and sense of time passage. Not date hopping.
This is an excellent tool for contemporary history students
This app brushes dust off the old American History textbook, offering today's students a straightforward and highly instructive trip through the global context and events of the Revolution. As smartphones and tablet computers increasingly serve as the medium through which young people ask and answer questions about almost everything in their daily lives, this app provides an attractive starting point for students seeking to learn more about this time in our nation's history.