French and Indian War
The French and Indian war was when the colonies wanted the natural resources in the Ohio River Valley that belonged to France and some Native Americans. In turn the colonies joined forces with Great Britain to take down the French and Indians
Taxation with out Representation and Decleration of Independence
After the French and Indian War the King of England did not allow the colonists to move to land they just had won. He put a tax on paper known as "Stamp Act" this act taxed every writing,official,mailing papers. He also taxed tea known as the "Tea Act" this is when the colonies "snapped" and dumped barrels of tea into the sea. At this point both the Knig and the colonist "where at each other's necks", and the first battle of the war at Lexington and Concord. Not much later after the battle the Decleration of Independence was signed at the "Secon Continental Congress" meet and the Revolutionary War had began.
The Revolutionary War had many key individuals like George Washington the commander in chief of the 13 colonies or Thomas Jefferson the creator of the Declaration of Independence. Their were also many key battles that led the U.S to winning the war like the turning point of the war "The battle of Saratoga" and made the French help out the colonies with their navy. This wasnt a battle but was a still important event that showed the strength and leadership skills of George Washington at Valley Forge where he and his men spent 8 months in the cold with very little food. The the final battle at Yorktown was when the american troops and thee French incased the British and made them surrender. The treaty of Paris was signed on 1783