The American Revolutionary War Of 1775 Essay

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The American Revolutionary War of 1775 also known as The War for America in Chapter 7 of “The American Promise” was a war between England and settlers of the thirteen British colonies on the North American continent. The war was the result of the political American Revolution which was triggered by the prosperous goods and natural resources of the territories. In 1775 the colonists overthrew British rule by seizing control of each of the thirteen colonial governments, which obviously wasn’t going to be tolerated by England. The following year, they formally declared their independence as a new nation, adopting the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The first war was approached with uneasiness from the Americans as they had very inexperienced armies formed from militias and were going up against the most powerful army in the world. (Hager, Emily.,)
From 1778 onward, other European powers began to fight for the American side in the war along with some Native Americans and African Americans who served on both sides. In early 1778, France with Spain and the Netherlands as allies entered the war against Britain. France’s involvement proved to be crucial, with the result of a French naval victory in the Chesapeake, which lead to the surrender of a British army at Yorktown in 1781. The Treaty of Paris also called the Peace of Paris in 1783 ended the war and recognized the sovereignty of the United States over the territory. The Revolutionary war could be summed up as a…

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