American Revolution

By John and Anderson

When did the revolution occur?

The French and Indian war (1754-1763) was believed to be the cause or start of the American Revolution. This war led to important events such as the Sugar, Stamp, and Tea Act. These acts involved events such as the Boston Tea Party and Boston Massacre. (1764-1774)

The American Revolution started when the "Shot heard around the world" was fired at the Battle of Lexington and Concord. (April 12,1775) This victory of this battle led to to establishment of the Declaration of Independence. (July 4,1776) Three major battles followed this document: The Battle of Long Island, Trenton, and Princeton. One of the most significant battles was the British surrender at the Battle of Saratoga. (October 13,1776) This gave the colonies the leverage they needed and France recognized the United States Independence. (February 6, 1778) With aid from the French, the United States were finally able to defeat the British at the Battle of Yorktown. (October 18, 1781) The treaty of Paris was then signed (September 3, 1783) and the American Revolution was over.

What brought you he revolution to an end?

At Yorktown in 1781 Lord Charles Cornwallis who was commanding troops near Chesapeake Bay.But as British soldiers were falling back the French fleet started to blockade the harbor and with both French in front and American behind it brought Cornwallis to surrender to General George Washington on October 19, 1781. But after the battle there were a few skirmishes but it would not affect the American victory.

What was the long term impact?

When the revolution ended in 1783, it inspired things such as the French Revolution which took place 6 years after the revolution. It brought hope to the people of the United States to expand across North America and start the California Gold rush in 1850, and to this day inspired the idea freedom throughout the world.