When it comes to fun and funny videos about the Revolution era, YouTube has a surplus of choices. I’m not talking about Yale’s American Revolution course, classic School House Rock episodes, crazy mash-ups of The Patriot, or even the creepy Washington Speaks video. And I’m not talking about unlicensed footage from practically every film or mini-series about the period either. I’m talking about unadulterated YouTubers — short, original videos of a viral nature, often created exclusively for an internet audience. Many have extremely high production values that may offset any cringing due to historical inaccuracies. WARNING: All videos are family friendly with the exception of video Nos. 8 and 7, which have NSFW (Not Safe For Work) language and perhaps deserve a PG-13 rating.
Without further ado, here are my top 10 American Revolution YouTube videos. Disclaimer: Some of the videos relate to eras before and after the Revolution, but I made an exception for their outstanding performances. Enjoy.