American Revolution : The American Revolutionary War

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Brandon Dille
Hist. 1010
Final Project
The American Revolution
The American Revolution (1775-83) is also known as the American Revolutionary War and the U.S. War of Independence. The conflict arose from growing tensions between residents of Great Britain’s 13 North American colonies and the colonial government, which represented the British crown. The tension that arose because of this was due in simple fact thanks to the crown applying harsh rules and regulations involving taxes. Skirmishes between British troops and colonial militiamen commonly many times called the minutemen thanks to their ability to be into combat at any time in Lexington and Concord in April 1775 kicked off the armed conflict, and by the following summer, the rebels were waging a full-scale war for their independence. France entered the American Revolution on the side of the colonists in 1778, turning what had essentially been a civil war into an international conflict. The reason for this allied nation was thanks in part to the war that accrued right before the Revolutionary War called the Seven Year War. After French assistance helped the Continental Army force the British surrender at Yorktown, Virginia, in 1781, the Americans had effectively won their independence, though fighting would not formally end until 1783. First, let’s look at the lead up to the Revolutionary War
For more than a decade before the outbreak of the American Revolution in 1775, tensions had been building between colonists and the British authorities. Attempts by the British government to raise revenue by taxing the colonies, notably the Stamp Act of 1765 which raised taxes on all things mostly paper and of course stamps, and the Tea Act of 1773 which taxed all tea import...

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... a later time, bringing the American Revolution to a close after eight long years.
In conclusion this has been a brief summary of the Revolutionary War to its beginnings and how it got started to, to important battles, and how such a War ended. This has been just a simple look at one of the most important Wars of all time and how such a war could even come into existence in the first place. As I was learning in class and through my source about this event it really struck me as who was really right in the situation, as some could say the taxes only came from the fact Britain needed money after supporting the colonies with France in the Seven Year War, however, this being said it still was an interesting look to see the important events and dates that made such a moment in history.

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