The Revolutionary War !
Did you know that the Revolutionary War was also called the American Revolution and it began in 1775? The British soldiers and the American patriots fought at Lexington, Massachusetts and nearby Concord. In 1783 the Treaty of Paris ended the great war. Great Britain was forced to recognize the independence of the 13 colonies of the united states. And the Revolutionary War in America (1775-1783) led to a new nation. The Revolutionary war began on April 19, 1775 with the battles of Lexington and Concord.
For about a decade, the tension had been mounting between Great Britain and the American colonies. The British government had passed on a series of great laws in an attempt to increase control over the colonies. But the Americans had become used to having control over their local government. They also objected to the new laws and protested being taxed without their consent. In 1775, Britain's Parliament declared Massachusetts, the center of most of the protests, to be in rebellion. British troops were placed in Boston to take swift action against the rebels. Shortly afterwards, war broke out.
The colonies were largely unprepared for the great war. They lacked a central government and had neither a well organized army or navy. Delegates from the colonies formed the first Continental Congress, which took on the duties of a national government. Congress directed the war effort and voted to organize an army and a navy. George Washington, a wealthy Virginia landowner and former military officer, was appointed commander in chief of the Continental Army. On July 4, 1776, the Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, in which the colonies declared their freedom from British rule.
Great Britain with its larger and better trained army and navy launched a huge land and sea to effort to crush the revolution. However, they had to transport and...