The Revolutionary War, also known as the American War of Independence, began on April 19, 1775, with the Battles of Lexington and Concord. The former began with a skirmish on the village green of Lexington, Massachusetts... More »

The American Revolution officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris on Sept. 3, 1783. The hostile phase of the war had ended nearly two years earlier, on Oct. 19, 1781, when the British general Charles Cornw... More »

The Battle of Yorktown was important to the American Revolution because it ended in the surrender of the General Cornwallis and his army, effectively ending the war in the American colonies. The battle took place between... More »

The Battles of Lexington and Concord, which took place on April 19, 1775, were the first military conflicts between the Colonial rebel forces and Great Britain during the Revolutionary War, and they were brought about as... More »

Paul Revere is one of America's heroes mainly because of his efforts to warn colonial rebels of British troop movements before the Battles of Lexington and Concord, made famous in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem "Paul ... More »

The Battle of Lexington and Concord began, during the early hours of April 19, 1775, and lasted less than a day. The battle is considered the start of the American Revolution and is sometimes called "the shot heard aroun... 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 » History Modern History US History