American Revolution, 1775–83, struggle by which the Thirteen Colonies on the Atlantic seaboard of North America won independence from Great Britain and became the United States. It is also called the American War of Independence.
Sections in this article:
- The First Continental Congress
- Saratoga and Valley Forge
- Vincennes to Yorktown
- Foreign Assistance
- War's Outbreak
- Indecision and Declaration
- Causes and Early Troubles
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