See The Intricate Revolutionary War Prints That Inspired The Fight For America's Independence

american revolution propagandaThis is part of Paul Revere’s depiction of the Boston Massacre.

Benjamin Franklin and Paul Revere were among the artists who created stunning pieces of art that inspired U.S. revolutionaries to fight for America’s independence.These intricate pieces of propaganda were printed in papers and pamphlets, and delivered throughout the colonies, calling the patriots to arms.

The sentiments conveyed in these prints inspired other wartime art generations later.

So before the beer, the barbecues, and the fireworks, take a look at these stunning examples of American Revolutionary War propaganda.

This parchment was used to call men to arms over two centuries ago.

Benjamin Franklin drew this now-famous cartoon of a disjointed snake in 1754—telling fragmented colonies that if they didn't join the fight, they would perish.

Franklin also designed this print as a part of his campaign to get the Stamp Act Repealed.

Propaganda came from the British as well. This 1774 print by Philip Dawe depicted the tarring-and-feathering of Boston Commissioner of Customs John Malcom by the revolutionaries under the Liberty Tree.

The posters used in the Revolutionary War inspired propaganda for generations to come.

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