What does it mean to be American? Today, Congress tried to answer that question with final passage of The Bill of Rights, which secures individual freedom for all citizens or Americans. These newspaper Chronicles let you experience first-hand the excitement and uncertainty of the American Revolution as it happened. Read about the riveting historical headlines that shaped the war and America. Liberty! The American Revolution is a dramatic documentary about the birth of the American Republic and the struggle of a loosely connected group of states to become a nation.