What Are The Causes Of The Revolutionary War Essay

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“The Revolutionary War” The conflict that began as a fight for the rights of English people in the 13 colonies and ended in the creation of a new nation, the United States of America. This war is also called the American Revolution or the American War of Independence. The American Revolutionary War began in 1775 and ended when the Treaty of Paris was signed in 1783. On April 19th the first shots of the war were fired at Lexington, MA and six and a half years later, on October 19th, British forces surrendered to America at Yorktown, VA. . During the 1760's, Great Britain passed several laws that created high taxes for the colonists. The British government was very in debt. Britain's George Grenville, who was in charge of the Treasury, decided that the American people should pay a large…show more content…
The battle took victory by the French in the Chesapeake Bay which took control of the sea away from the British Navy. This led to the surrender of the British on October 19, 1781 in Yorktown; VA after the Americans led by George Washington and the French had surrounded them. The total loss of life from the war is unknown but the total American casualty has been estimated to be as high as 50,000. The end of the war took place when the Treaty of Paris was signed on September 3, 1783. The Congress of the United States passed the treaty on January 14, 1784. The last of the British troops in America left New York City on November 25, 1783. America had won its war of independence. The United States of America was born. Many people today are not thankful for the people that fought in that war. They are not thankful that we are able to live in a free country. As I was doing research on the Revolutionary War I have realized that I have begun to respect the men who fought for our
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