The American War of Independence

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The American Revolutionary War, also known as the War of Independence, began on April 19th, 1775 with the Battle of Lexington and Concord. The American Revolution was a war between the thirteen colonies and Great Britian. The colonies wanted to gain independence from Great Britian. It was also a rebellion against the monarchy, which lead to the establishment of the republic [CROSS]. The outcome of the war was a victory for the thirteen colonies. The colonist gained independence and British recognition. The Battle of Lexington and Concord was a significant battle because it was the start of the Revolutionary War; there are many events that led to the colonist fighting back. The war started because Great Britain was taxing the colonies. Great Britain imposed the Sugar Act, Stamp Act, Townshend Acts, etc. It was “taxation without representation.” Many people wrote about what colonists should do. John Dickinson wrote “The Letters From a Pennsyvlanvia Farmer” and Thomas Paine wrote “Common Sense”. Both were the actions that they believed that colonist should take and their opinion on the matters. Americans rebelled with the Boston Massacre in 1770 and the Boston Tea Party in 1773 [CITE]. This caused Great Britain to enact the Coercive Acts. The Coercive Acts were divided into three parts: Boston Port Act, Administration of Justice Act, and the Massachusetts Government Act. The Boston Port Act shut down Boston’s harbors in June of 1774 until the colonies paid for the tea that was

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