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Like the earlier distinction between “origins” and “causes,” the Revolution also had short- and long-term consequences. Perhaps the most important immediate consequence of declaring independence was the creation of state constitutions in 1776 and 1777.


George III was the King of Great Britain and Ireland during the American Revolution. The death of his father, Frederick Lewis, the Prince of Wales, in 1751 meant that the 22-year-old prince succeeded his grandfather, George II, to the throne in 1760.


After all, the Declaration of Independence was not the beginning of the American Revolution; the riot-provoking Stamp Act was passed in 1765, the Boston Tea Party took place in 1773 and the famous ...


While the typical narrative of the American Revolution given in schools focused on the key battles fought in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, the overshadowed Southern Campaigns are beginning to receive their due recognition. This article first appeared in Hallowed Ground magazine's Winter 2018 issue.


After the French and Indian War, in 1763, the British government ended their policy of salutary neglect that left the colonies to conduct their own business. To pay off debts Parliament enacts several new Acts that tried to raise revenue in the co...


Holy war on behalf of liberty and freedom. To secure our liberty and freedom, the Founding Fathers declared independence and fought the American Revolution based on certain First Principles, including protecting unalienable rights, limited government, and the Social Compact.. Prior to the French and Indian War (1756-1763), the colonists possessed substantial autonomy and individual liberty ...


The Revolution Begins In the early 1770s, more and more colonists became convinced that Parliament intended to take away their freedom. In fact, the Americans saw a pattern of increasing oppression and corruption happening all around the world. Parliament was determined to bring its unruly American subjects to heel. Britain began to prepare for war in early 1775.


The money was mostly spent on American Revolution. The American Revolution had ended with the peace Treaty of Paris. This was when Benjamin Franklin went to Paris to make a peace treaty to end the American Revolution. In this treaty America promised to resurrect the loyalists’ properties. Britain had also promised more land to the US.


The American Revolution as Civil War," by Edward Larkin, Common-Place: The Interactive Journal of Early American Life, August 2007 (American Antiquarian Society with the University of Oklahoma) Rev. Myles Cooper, biography (Columbia University) The American Revolution, overviews and primary sources (American Memory, Library of Congress)


The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a civil war in the United States from 1861 to 1865, fought between northern states loyal to the Union and southern states that had seceded to form the Confederate States of America. The civil war began primarily as a result of the long-standing controversy over the enslavement of black people.War broke out in April 1861 when secessionist ...