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  American Revolution - MSN Encarta
The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen Colonies gained independence from the British Empire to become the...
American Revolution (1775-1783), conflict between 13 British colonies in North America and their parent country, Great Britain.
It was made up of two related events: the American War of Independence (1775-1783) and the formation of the American government as laid out by the Constitution of the United States in 1787.
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  American Revolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Revolution was also a series of broad intellectual and social shifts that occurred in American society as new republican ideals took hold in the population.
The end of the Revolution is usually marked by the Treaty of Paris in 1783, with the recognition of the United States as an independent nation.
The American Revolution was the first wave of the Atlantic Revolutions that took hold in the French Revolution, the Haitian Revolution, and the Latin American wars of liberation.
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 American Revolutionary War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The war was the culmination of the American Revolution, a colonial struggle against political and economic policies of the British Empire.
American militia were sometimes adept at partisan warfare and were particularly effective at suppressing Loyalist activity when British regulars were not in the area.
American militiamen and their Indian allies marched to relieve the siege but were ambushed and scattered at the Battle of Oriskany on August 6.
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 AMERICAN REVOLUTION
The end of the Seven Years’ War (1756–63), which had its North American beginning in 1754 and was known in America as the French and Indian War, resulted in the final expulsion of France both from the continent of North America and from India.
Convinced that the Americans were thoroughly beaten and that the Continental Congress would sue for peace, Howe did not pursue Washington, but merely established several outposts in New Jersey and settled down in winter quarters to wait for spring.
Fortunately for the Americans, French ministers, eager to avenge the loss of their colonial empire to Great Britain, had labored to build the French navy to the highest level of efficiency in ships and in training for war.
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 American Revolution — Infoplease.com
American Revolution: Bibliography - Bibliography The stirring events of the country's birth have been often represented in U.S. Daughters of the American Revolution - Daughters of the American Revolution Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), a Colonial...
Iroquois Confederacy: In the American Revolution - In the American Revolution The American Revolution was disastrous for the Iroquois.
Presbyterianism and the American Revolution in the Middle Colonies (1).
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 The History Place - Conflict and Revolution 1775-1776
American troops are dug in along the high ground of Breed's Hill (the actual location) and are attacked by a frontal assault of over 2000 British soldiers who storm up the hill.
The Americans are ordered not to fire until they can see "the whites of their eyes." As the British get within 15 paces, the Americans let loose a deadly volley of musket fire and halt the British advance.
In August, King George III refuses even to look at the petition and instead issues a proclamation declaring the Americans to be in a state of open rebellion.
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 Images of the American Revolution
American leadership, the timely support of international allies, and international respect and recognition played major roles in the struggle for independence.
Another problem that confronted Americans during the American Revolution was that of Loyalists, those who chose to remain loyal to the mother country, and those who occasionally were British supporters.
The American delegates secretly opened negotiations with the British, and a temporary treaty was reached in 1782, but the final treaty came a year later.
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 The American Revolution (John Bull and Uncle Sam)
Most Americans believed themselves to be as English as their kin in the mother country, differing from them only in living in another part of the empire.
The Revolution, concluded by a preliminary peace treaty in the fall of 1782, was, after the Civil War, the costliest conflict in American history in terms of the proportion of the population killed in service.
The Stamp Act, which taxed Americans for stamps imprinted on a wide variety of legal and official documents, was the first measure passed by the British parliament to arouse widespread antagonism in the thirteen colonies.
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 American Revolution - American war of independence
To the North of the colonies lay the British province of Canada, with its mainly French speaking population, and to the West the hinterland of the American landmass.
The relationship between the American colonies and the British Crown was complex and turbulent.
The crossing of the Delaware in mid-winter at Trenton by the American troops, many without shoes, and the resistance of the 40th Foot in Chew’s House at Germantown are examples of inspiring conduct in battle on each side.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/American Revolution
The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) was one part of the revolution, but the revolution began before the first shot was fired at Lexington and Concord and continued after the British surrender at Yorktown.
It is generally agreed that the revolution originated around the time of the French and Indian War (1754–1763), and ended with the election of George Washington as the first President of the United States in 1789.
The American Revolution did not produce the kind of epoch-breaking rupture with past customs and institutions as the French Revolution, and even Thomas Paine -- one of the most radical figures in the American Revolution -- was later challenged in France by Robespierre for being too moderate.
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 Chapter 3: The American Revolution: The First Phase
The American Revolution came about, fundamentally, because by 1763 the English-speaking communities on the far side of the Atlantic had matured to an extent that their interests and goals were distinct from those of the ruling classes in the mother country.
Nevertheless the Americans took advantage of the respite to create a national army, to consolidate their hold on the governmental machinery throughout the thirteen colonies, to invade Canada, and finally to force the British to evacuate Boston.
American strategy was primarily defensive and consequently had to be shaped largely in terms of countering British moves.
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 Teaching about the American Revolution
American Longrifles - Dedicated to the study and building of historically correct American longrifles, otherwise known as Kentucky rifles.
American Revolution - Intended for children; includes a comprehensive collection of links and unique content relating to The American Revolution and early American government.
Sons of the Revolution in the State of California - Information on the Revolution and colonial history, particularly the flags and uniforms of the American soldiers.
www.teach-nology.com /teachers/subject_matter/social_studies/us_history/revolution   (769 words)

  
 Chapter 3: The American Revolution: The First Phase
The American Revolution came about, fundamentally, because by 1763 the English-speaking communities on the far side of the Atlantic had matured to an extent that their interests and goals were distinct from those of the ruling classes in the mother country.
Nevertheless the Americans took advantage of the respite to create a national army, to consolidate their hold on the governmental machinery throughout the thirteen colonies, to invade Canada, and finally to force the British to evacuate Boston.
American strategy was primarily defensive and consequently had to be shaped largely in terms of countering British moves.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/amh/amh-03.htm   (10323 words)

  
 Religion and the American Revolution (Religion and the Founding of the American Republic, Library of Congress ...
Ministers served the American cause in many capacities during the Revolution: as military chaplains, as penmen for committees of correspondence, and as members of state legislatures, constitutional conventions and the national Congress.
This satire expresses the British view that the American Revolution was inspired by the same kind of religious fanaticism that had fueled Oliver Cromwell's establishment of the Commonwealth of England more than a century earlier.
The American Revolution inflicted deeper wounds on the Church of England in America than on any other denomination because the King of England was the head of the church.
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 American Revolution
From the American Revolution to the conflicts in Afghanistan, revolutions have played a critical role in the course of history.
Insight into the causes of revolutions and the factors that shape their outcomes is critical to understanding politics and w...
A newly revised version of a classic in American history When The American Revolution was first published in 1985, it was praised as the first synthesis of the Revolutionary War to use the new social history.
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 American Revolution. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-07
The leaders in the new country were those prominent either in the council halls or on the fields of the Revolution, and the first three Presidents after the Constitution of the United States was adopted were Washington, Adams, and Jefferson.
Some of the more radical Revolutionary leaders were disappointed in the turn toward conservatism when the Revolution was over, but liberty and democracy had been fixed as the highest ideals of the United States.
The struggles and successes of the youthful democracy were much in the minds of those who brought about the French Revolution, and most assuredly later helped to inspire revolutionists in Spain’s American colonies.
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 American Revolution
The act was thus a major cause of the American Revolution and provoked an invasion of Quebec by the armies of the revolting colonies in the winter of 1775-76.
In American colonial history, the British parliament provision (actually an amendment to the annual Mutiny Act) requiring colonial authorities to provide food, drink, quarters, fuel, and transportation to British forces stationed in their towns or villages.
The Americans wanted to take over Boston, and they wanted to get revenge on the British forces for shooting them in their backs when they were retreating at Lexington.
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 The American Revolution
France surrenders all of its North American possessions east of the Mississippi to Britain.
This is the first direct tax on the American colonists and is hotly resisted.
Committees of Correspondence are established throughout the colonies to coordinate American response to British colonial policy.
www.nps.gov /revwar/about_the_revolution/timeline_of_events.html   (277 words)

  
 American Revolution Resources
The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution was founded in 1895.
The American Revolution - This is a great site by PBS on all of the aspects of the "two and a half decades of debate and rebellion, war and peace" that was the Revolutionary War.
The Loyal American Regiment - Learn more about a group of colonists who chose to fight on the side of England and who were "shunned by former friends and neighbors and forced from their homesSome just wanted to escape the rebels.
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 AMERICAN REVOLUTION PERSUADERS
The Boston Massacre was an encounter on March 5, 1770, that was five years before the American Revolution between British troops and a group of citizens of Boston that were then in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
British troops were quartered in the city to discourage demonstrations againserican Revolution between British troopt the Townshend Acts, a tax on imports to the colonies.
The Stamp Act was an act introduced by the British prime minister George Grenville and passed by the British Parliament in 1765 as a means of raising revenue in the American colonies.
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 American Revolution
Sweet Land of Liberty: The Ordeal of the American Revolution in Northampton County, Pennsylvania
Prince of Wales American Volunteers ~ Loyalists in the American Revolution
With the passage of the stamp act by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765, the American Colonies rebelled against helping boost the treasury of the English government which was low due to European wars.
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 The American Revolution - The Making of America and Her Independence
The term used for the colonies of British North America that joined together in the American Revolution against the mother country, adopted the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and became the United States.
The tax levied on molasses and sugar in 1764 caused some consternation among New England merchants and makers of rum; the tax itself was smaller than the one already on the books, but the promise of stringent enforcement was novel and ominous.
The United States was floundering through a postwar depression and seeking not too successfully to meet its administrative problems under the Articles of Confederation.
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 Revolutionary War for Kids
We have studied the American Revolution by examining the causes of the revolution.
We researched and reported on the involvement of women in the American Revolution.
Even though Americans fought courageously and Washington was a strong leader, students learned why the war for independence lasted eight years.
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 From revolution to Reconstruction: Essays: Was the American Revolution a Revolution?: Index
From revolution to Reconstruction: Essays: Was the American Revolution a Revolution?: Index
FRtR > Essays > Was the American Revolution a Revolution?
Seymour Martin Lipset's outlook at the question of the American Revolution
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