The American Revolution. 1775-1783. Due to all the wars and conflicts in Europe; England was basically broke They needed a way to pay off all their war debt So they began to tax their colonies in North America We call these taxes: Acts. Causes. The Acts Sugar Act: Tax on sugar
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Due to all the wars and conflicts in Europe; England was basically broke
They needed a way to pay off all their war debt
So they began to tax their coloniesin North America
We call these taxes: ActsCauses
Leading colonists gather together to organize themselves as an independent country to fight England
British tried to arrest the Sons of Liberty. Minutemen stopped them & chased them back to Boston
1st battle of the Revolution.
Leads to the 2nd Continental Congress who declares independence
British try to crush the colonists & end the war.
Assault a hill- colonists winning until they run out of gunpowder
Difficult win proves to the British it will be a long war.
Sneak attack on British troops Christmas Day by crossing Delaware River
Proves to colonists they CAN defeat England.
Boosts morale & troop enlistments
Colonists defeat the British by using European tactics in a open field for the 1st time.
TURNING POINT because this win convinces the French to ally with the colonists, sending troops, supplies & their navy
French navy prevents British southern army under Cornwallis to escape from Yorktown. Colonial army surrounds it & lays siege until the British surrender
Loss turns public opinion in England against the war. This is the LAST major battle.