The American Revolution
Hey, looks like you've made it to my history class. I'm Ms. Heins. But you can call me by my first name which just
happens to be Christy. Well, i'm your American History teacher for this semester. Thanks for joining American History.
My hope for this class is to learn a bit more about our countries background, and history. I'm not going to stuff it
down your throat, but I will be firm and give fair grades. Please TRY YOUR HARDEST, otherwise I won't give you the grade
that you could be having. Instead of having an A you'd get an
-A. Instead of that B that you want, you'll get a -B. I will inform sweetangel of your progress as we go through the
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Here is what we will do. As soon as class starts, I will post a topic in which you will have to research and write me an
essay on. It must be atleast 7 full, and discriptive sentences. You must try your hardest at spelling, and propper
grammer. I do not claim to be the best at these things since you will probably find many mistakes in my grammer, and
spelling. But thank you for reading. I will be a bit more together as we progress into the semester.
The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen Colonies
that became the United States of America gained independence from the British Empire.
In this period, the Colonies rebelled against the British Empire and entered into the American Revolutionary War between
1775 and 1783. This culminated in an American declaration of independence in 1776, and victory on the battlefield in
France played a key role in aiding the new nation Americans with money and munitions, organizing a coalition against
Britain, and sending an army and a fleet that played a decisive role at Yorktown. The Americans however were revolting
against royalty and aristocracy and consequently did not look at France as a model.
The Revolution included a series of broad intellectual and social shifts that occurred in the early American society,
such as the new republican ideals that took hold in the American population. In some states sharp political debates
broke out over the role of democracy in government. The American shift to republicanism, as well as the gradually
expanding democracy, caused an upheaval of the traditional social hierarchy, and created the ethic that formed the core
of American political values.
The revolutionary era began in 1763, when the military threat to the colonies from France ended and Britain imposed a
series of taxes which the colonists considered to be illegal. After protests in Boston the British sent combat troops;
the Americans mobilized their militia and fighting broke out in 1775. Although Loyalists were about 15-20% of the
population, the Patriots usually controlled 80-90% of the territory, for the British could only hold a few coastal
cities. The height of the Revolution came in 1776, with the unanimous Declaration of Independence by the 13 states which
formed the United States of America. The Americans formed an alliance with France in 1778 that evened the military and
naval strengths. Two main British armies were captured at Saratoga in 1777 and Yorktown in 1781, leading to peace with
the Treaty of Paris in 1783, with the recognition of the United States as an independent nation bounded by British
Canada on the north, Spanish Florida on the south, and the Mississippi River on the west.