The American Revolution

1775-1783

What Was The American Revolution?

The American Revolution was the political upheaval (a violent or sudden change or disruption) during the last half of the 18th century in which the thirteen colonies in North America (Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts Bay, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations) joined together to break free from the British Empire, combining to become the United States of America

Why Did The War Start?

It started because of many factors...

  • British Taxes
  • The Boston Tea Party
  • The Intolerable Acts
  • The First Continental Congress
  • The Second Continental Congress

How Did The Revolutionary War End?

The British surrendered at Yorktown, and the Treaty of Paris officially ended the Revolutionary war (the treaty recognized the United States as an independent country.) The Declaration of Independence was wrote and signed.

Who Were Some Famous People of The Revolution?

  • George Washington
  • John Adams
  • John Quincy Adams
  • Abigail Adams
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • John Hancock
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • John Paul Jones
  • James Madison
  • James Monroe
  • Paul Revere