The outcome of the Revolutionary War allowed the original 13 colonies to join together as one nation and become the United States. The U.S. would become free from British rule, which made it possible to pursue freedom and express new ideas from the Declaration of Independence.
During the British occupation of the American colonies, Americans were forced to buy English goods and trade only with England. The departure of the British Navy and Army finally allowed the Americans to trade with other countries throughout the world. Another added benefit was that the colonies were no longer subject to the high taxes that the British placed on goods imported from other countries.