Essay On The Causes Of The American Revolutionary War

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American Revolutionary War Introduction The creation of The United States of America, as an independent country, began with the American Revolutionary War. The American Revolutionary War (1775-1783), which was also known as the American War of Independence, was a war between Great Britain and the thirteen British Colonies. The war was in an effort of the colonists to overthrow the British rule and establish independence as a new nation, The United States of America. There are many causes, alliances formed, important heroes, and tragic battles that were significant part of our history during the American Revolutionary War. Causes There are many causes that began the American Revolution. Some of the causes had to do with unfair taxation…show more content…
On April 19, 1775, the Battle of Lexington and Concord signaled the start of the American Revolution. The British started in Boston, marched northwest to Lexington, and won the battle of Lexington. Then, the British marched west to Concord and lost the battle. The British ended up retreating to Charlestown. Another event that led up to the American Revolutionary War was the battle of Bunker Hill. On June 15, the Patriot militia leaders, representing the colonists, decided to build a fort on top of Bunker Hill for protection. They built the fort with dirt walls stacked six feet high. Since the fort was located on top of the hill, it was difficult for the British to attack. The colonists successfully protected the fort from two attacks by the British. But on the third attack, the colonists ran out of gun powder, so the British captured the fort. Even though the British were victorious, they suffered many injuries and deaths which gave encouragement to the colonists to fight in the war. The Battle of Bunker Hill might have been something that motivated the colonists to keep fighting in the American Revolution. These battles were a significant part of the American Revolution. The Battles of Lexington and Concord signaled the beginning of the American Revolution, and the Battle of Bunker Hill gave encouragement to the colonies to continue
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