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American Revolution

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1.  The American Revolution, also known as the Revolutionary War, began in 1775.

2.  British soldiers and American patriots started the war with battles at Lexington 
and Concord, Massachusetts.

3.  Colonists in America wanted independence from England.

4.  The British government attempted to pass some laws, enforce several taxes, 
and increase more control over the colonies. The colonies strongly objected 
to these laws and taxes.  They wanted England to have no control over them.

5.  For ten years before the war actually started, there was a lot of tension 
between England and the colonies.

6.  The colonies had no central government at the beginning of the war, 
so delegates from all the colonies were sent to form the first Continental Congress.

7.  George Washington, a former military officer and wealthy Virginian, 
was appointed Commander in Chief of the Continental Army.

8.  Members of the Continental Congress wrote a letter to King George of England 
outlining their complaints and declaring their independence from England.

9.  On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, 
in which the colonies declared their independence from England.

10.  The war ended in 1783, and the United States of America was born.
 
 
 
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American Revolution by History.com
American Revolution by The American Revolution.org
American Revolution by Kidport Reference Library
American Revolution by Social Studies for Kids
American Revolution by the History Place
The American Revolution:  Lighting Freedom's Flame
American Revolution Timeline
Battles of the American Revolution by The American Revolution.org
Battles of the American Revolution by The Patriot Resource
Boston Massacre by U.S. History
Boston Massacre Historical Society
Boston Tea Party by KidzPast
Boston Tea Party Historical Society
Boston Tea Party by U.S. History
 
Declaration of Independence by Congress for Kids
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fast Facts Resources
Wikipedia 
AmericanRevolution.com
The History Place