The Revolutionary War began in 1775 between the United States and the British. The war was started as a bid for freedom by the U.S. from the rule of the British because of unfair taxing. More »

The U.S. military was established in 1775, when the Continental Congress created the continental army and appointed George Washington as its commander. In 1789, after the Revolutionary War, the new Constitution named the... More »

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Interesting facts about the South Carolina colony are that the British government had to revoke its original charter and manage the colony itself, and that South Carolina was the site of more Revolutionary War battles th... More »

Muskets were essential weapons during the Revolutionary War. These long, smooth bore guns were not accurate beyond 100 yards, so armies often fought in lines, shooting at enemies at close range. An army fired volleys, wh... More »

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The Revolutionary War ended in 1783. A preliminary peace treaty was ratified on April 19, 1783, on the 8th anniversary of the "shot heard round the world" and the first two battles of the war between the minutemen and th... More »

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Thomas Jefferson was not a solider during the Revolutionary War; instead he fought diplomatic battles with his writings. He is one of the founding fathers of the United States because his essays inspired colonists to see... More »

The American Revolution, also known as the Revolutionary War, officially ended on Sept. 3, 1783, with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. However, the major hostilities in North America ended on Oct. 19, 1783, with the B... More »

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