Roles Of The American Revolution

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• Seven Years’ War breaks out in Europe from 1756-1763
• Was a global war, fought on five continents, one of the first global war
• Prussia and Great Britain fought France and Austria, but Native Americans played a big role throughout the war
• Britain had Americans sided with them, but the Natives supported both France & Britain
• War took place in continental U.S., the Caribbean Sea, the coast of Africa as well as India
• War started due to British colonists wanting to expand into the west land of the Appalachian mountains, which the land past the mountains are technically owned by the French
• The land owned by French had mostly trading posts
• Goal of Britain: To expand into the American interior to allow for more colonists to grow English
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The British Parliament then rejected it and forbade all trade with the colonies
• The Battles of Breed’s Hill and Bunker Hill resulted in British troops retreating and gaining higher land
• In 1776, Thomas Paine published Common Sense that told readers that the colonies needed a new form of government based on the ideals of the Enlightenment Era
• In July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence established the colonies as a country that separated itself from Great Britain. As well as being an independent country formed by thirteen

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