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    • By Diane Hamel
    • Battles of Lexington and Concord The Revolutionary War in America led to the birth of a new nation. The war, also known as the American Revolution, began on April 19, 1775 with the Battles of Lexington and Concord.
    • Growing Tension in the Colonies For about a decade, tension had been mounting between Great Britain and the American Colonies. The colonists had grown used to a self-government.
    • The Stamp Act The British government began passing a series of laws to increase its control over the colonies. These laws, such as the Stamp Act, ordered the colonists to pay taxes without their consent.
    • Taxation Without Representation The colonists became angry because they had no representatives in the British government to vote on these unfair laws.
    • The Boston Tea Party The colonists began to protest. In 1773 a group of men dressed up as Native Americans, climbed aboard tea ships in Boston Harbor, split open hundreds of boxes and dumped 90,000 pounds of loose tea into the harbor.
    • April 19, 1775 Soon after, The American Revolution began as open conflict between the United Thirteen Colonies and Great Britain. The Continentals were like a small man about to do battle with a giant. How could the colonies defeat such a large army?
    • The Continental Army When the war began, there was no American army. Instead, the colonies had their own militias. The militias were part-time soldiers made up of farmers and merchants.
    • The British Army The British Army was one of the strongest armed forces in the world. They were large and professional.
    • Motivation to Win The Continental soldiers had a special advantage over the British. They had a stronger motivation to win. They were defending their rights as described in the Declaration of Independence.
    • The Battle of Yorktown In the summer of 1781, the Continentals and their French allies trapped British supply ships in the port of Yorktown. After a week of heavy cannon fire, the British surrendered.
    • The Treaty of Paris In September 1783, the war finally ended with a set of agreements called the Treaty of Paris. Britain agreed to recognize the United States as an independent nation.
    • Citations and Sources •http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.britishbattles.com/images/ yorktown/yorktown-french.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.britishbattles.com/military- prints/american- revolution.htm&usg=__IaAqyKTdoXzLpmiflo1fJ5fShZI=&h=281&w=460&sz=33 &hl=en&start=5&sig2=LqfAhKHunnJGEibC5DOnrA&um=1&tbnid=5zSibqAoGF H8IM:&tbnh=78&tbnw=128&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dbattle%2Bof%2Byorktown %26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1T4DMUS_enUS307%26um%3D1&ei=5MwrSrCcOYn KMq-RwNgJ • Bower, Bert, and Lobdell, Jim. History Alive! America’s Past. Teachers’ Curriculum Institute, 2003 • http://americanhistory.about.com/od/revolutionarywar/a/amer_revolution.htm • http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/more/weisgerber.htm • http://www.42explore2.com/revolt.htm • Google.com for images