The American Revolution was a war for independence by the American colonies against Great Britain. It began in 1775 and lasted until 1783, with the Americans winning the war. According to historians, the British had the ... More »

The American Revolution started in 1775. Sometimes known as the American War of Independence, the war began when the militia of the Massachusetts took up arms against the British on April 19, 1775, in the cities of Lexin... More »

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The American Revolution changed America, because it led to the establishment of an independent nation. In addition, after the American Revolution began, several important documents were drafted, such as the Declaration o... More »

The American Revolution granted the American colonies independence from Great Britain. While the colonies declared their independence in 1776, the British saw them as too valuable to let go without a fight. Only by defea... More »

The Loyalists in the American Revolution were the voters and colonists who felt that it was better to remain a British colony and be subject to the laws of the Crown rather than attempt to assert independence. The reason... More »

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In "Common Sense," a pamphlet published anonymously at the outset of the American Revolutionary War, Thomas Paine argued for the need for the independence of the American colonies from Great Britain. In the beginning, he... More »

During the American Revolution, the Patriots believed that independence from Great Britain was necessary while the Loyalists accepted the rule of the country across the ocean. This division of ideology meant that Loyalis... More »