The American Revolution was a pivotal moment in history and marked the birth of the United States of America. It began in 1775 with the battles of Lexington and Concord, when British troops clashed with colonists who were protesting against unfair taxation. The war ended on September 3rd, 1783, when Great Britain signed the Treaty of Paris, which granted independence to the former thirteen colonies.The Revolutionary War was fought for many reasons, primarily over economic and political matters between colonists and Great Britain. The colonists sought independence from British rule due to oppressive taxes imposed by Parliament without representation from colonial citizens in government. Additionally, many felt that their civil liberties were being denied as a result of this lack of representation and taxation without consent. This led to open rebellion against King George III’s rule in 1776 with the Declaration of Independence, which declared that all men are created equal and have certain unalienable rights such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.Although a victory for America wasn’t certain until after several years at war with help from European allies like France and Spain, victory was eventually achieved after General Cornwallis surrendered his forces at Yorktown in 1781. This victory concluded an 8-year long struggle that resulted in 13 colonies becoming states united under one federal government as outlined by our Constitution. The American Revolution also had global implications beyond just American soil; it sparked revolutions throughout Europe including France’s own revolution later on during the late 1700s which shaped modern day democracy worldwide much like how our own revolution shaped freedom here at home.Today we celebrate this historic event through holidays such as July 4th which marks Declaration of Independence Day or Memorial Day which honors veterans who died serving our country during times of conflict including those who served during the Revolutionary War itself. This is why it is so important for us to remember what happened so long ago because without it we wouldn’t be where we are today as a nation.
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