The American Revolutionary War

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  • The American Revolutionary War
    • Started because of the Seven Years War
      • British won and lost a ton of money
      • Britain fought against France to gain control of what is now the United States
    • Because Britain lost so much money, they decided to tax the American colonies on basic everyday things.
      • The colonies didn't like this, not so much because they were being taxed, more because they were not being represented in British court.
        • The Colonies began to protest and wanted their independence from Great Britain. They wrote the Declaration of Independence to declare freedom.
          • The King basically said, "over my dead body!" They started to fight.
            • At the battle of Yorktown, General Cornwallis surrendered to General George Washington.
              • After this, the Treaty of Paris was signed, marking the end of the Revolution.


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