American Revolution

by Clara

The American Revolution

The taxes were high, and british were putting more taxes to them. At that time there wasn't no american representative on the parliament, thats why the americans protested and in 1770 potets lead to the massacre of Boston and two years later in 1773 protests dropped 1 million of tea to the ocean, the same year they started a war, all the colonies had their oun government. The fight it continues from 1781 to 1783 and when it end there was a revolution. The new government changed all and it made equal to everybody there wasn't taxes anymore, after that americans saw themselves as equal.

How the U.S.A was divided

At the south were all the plantations and at the north were the industries, one of the most used plantation was the cotton that was send to the industrys to make t-shirts


The British had 13 colonies in America and approximately three million people

In 1776, the Continental Army drove the British from Boston. Later, American troops lost battles. The defeats forced them to retreat. In 1776, Washington and his army crossed the Delaware River. They surprised the British and defeated them in Trenton, New Jersey.

By 1779, nobody side was winning. The British had some success and won some battles. However, commanders found new ways to fight and started to win battles, british ships were burned.

Finally, in 1781, Washington’s army surrounded the British at Yorktown, Virginia. The French navy blocked the harbor so the British could not retreat. Cornwallis surrendered. In 1783, the United States and Britain signed the Treaty of Paris to end the war. The United States had won its independence

Boston Massacre

The Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770. A squad of British soldiers, come to support a sentry who was being pressed by a heckling, snowballing crowd, let loose a volley of shots. Three persons were killed immediately and two died later of their wounds; among the victims was Crispus Attucks, a man of black or Indian parentage. The British officer in charge, Capt. Thomas Preston, was arrested for manslaughter, along with eight of his men; all were later acquitted. The Boston Massacre is remembered as a key event in helping to galvanize the colonial public to the Patriot cause.


In 1773, colonial merchants loyal to England were granted exclusive rights to sell tea at bargain prices. Angry Patriots called Sons of Liberty loosely disguised themselves as Mohawks, boarded the cargo ships on December 16th, and shoveled all the tea (worth $90,000) into the waters of Boston Harbor. King George III was furious! He sent the Royal Navy to close the harbor but the other colonies rallied behind the Boston rebels.


1775 to 1783 the Americans were against the british, in 1760, the British passed new laws that made colonists pay taxes on sugar, tea, and other things. The colonists complained.

Advantages and the Diasdateges from British and American


Advantages: The native american support and the naive support, money, people.

Disadvantages: France and Ireland


Advantages: Moral, leadership and defensive fighting

Disadvantages: Not so well organized and economical problems

Important People

  • Thomas Jefferson: Was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third President of the United States (March 4, 1801 – March 4, 1809)
  • George Washington: Was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States
  • Benjamin Franklin: was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.
  • John Adams: was the second president of the United States, having earlier served as the first vice president of the United States

The Most Important Battles

  • Battle of Lexington and Concord 1775

  • Capture of Fort Ticonderoga. 1775 the colonists win

  • Battle of Bunker Hill 1775

  • Quebec, December 1776

  • Charleston, June 1776

  • Trenton, December 1776

  • Saratoga, October 1777

  • Rhode Island, August 1778

  • Kings Mountain, October 1780

  • Cowpens, January 1781

  • Yorktown, October 1781

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Tea, Taxes, and The American Revolution: Crash Course World History #28