Strategic Inventions of the Revolutionary War
Tech in the Trenches
Reading Level: 9
Interest Level: 9+
The American Revolution was a turning point in American history. Previously considered part of England, America faced a big challenge when going to war with the people who had governed them for over one hundred years. This time signaled a period of turmoil, destruction, and death. However, it likewise provided an opportunity for new technologies to be developed and used. Among these technologies were the breech-loaded rifle, the submarine, and invisible ink. This book discusses the American Revolution, these key technologies that defined it, and the legacy of those technologies and the war today.