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By A ndrew Iraci C lass 7-T. American Revolutionary War Final Research Project. Introduction to the War. War Started: April 19, 1775 War Ended: September 3, 1783 Allies: American Side British Side United States Great Britain

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introduction to the war
Introduction to the War

War Started: April 19, 1775

War Ended: September 3, 1783


American Side British Side

United States Great Britain

France Iroquois Confederacy

Spain Cherokee Tribe

Dutch Republic

Oneida Tribe

Tuscarora Tribe

Lenape Tribe

major cause of the war
Major Cause of the War

Taxation without Representation in Parliament and the need for Basic Human Rights.


The Sugar Act – taxed molasses and other goods

The Stamp Act – taxed newspapers, wills, licenses, and other documents.

The Tea Act – colonists were angry over their tax on tea

Violated their Basic Rights:

Intolerable Acts 1774 – the King closed the port of Boston

Writs of Assistance – illegal search and seizure of colonists homes

Boston Massacre

marquis de lafayette on the american side of the war
Marquis de Lafayette on the American Side of the War
  • Served in the Continental Army under George Washington
  • Wounded during the Battle of Brandywine
  • Served with distinction in the Battle of Rhode Island
  • Negotiated more troops from France for the War effort
  • Blocked Cornwallis at Yorktown while Washington’s armies prepared for battle against the British
sir william howe on the british side of the war
Sir William Howe on the British Side of the War
  • Commander in Chief of British forces
  • Didn’t want to fight in the American Revolution but was summoned by the King
  • Won the Battle of Bunker Hill with regrets because of heavy British casualties
  • Captured the cities of New York and Philadelphia
  • Replaced General Gage in America
  • Won the Battle of Long Island led by George Washington
  • Served under Charles Cornwallis
turning point of the war the saratoga campaign
Turning Point of the WarThe Saratoga Campaign
  • Saratoga, New York 1777
  • General Burgoyne of Great Britain made an attempt to gain military control of the Hudson River Valley
  • He was unsuccessful because of miscommunication with General Howe, Sir Henry Clinton and the loss of Indian support
  • American victory was an enormous morale booster
  • Convinced France to enter the conflict in support of the United States.
  • France provided money, soldiers, and naval support
life on the home front
Life on the Home Front
  • People were divided between Patriots and Loyalists
  • Patriots boycotted British Goods and spied on British troops
  • Loyalists enforced taxes and remained loyal to the King
  • British provided weapons to Native Americans and raided the patriot’s homes on the frontier and massacred settlers
final resolution of the war
Final Resolution of the War

The Treaty of Paris was the official end of the war on September 3, 1783. Written by Ben Franklin, John Jay, and John Adams.

This was a result of the Yorktown surrender of Cornwallis.

Britain recognized the independence of the United States and gave us east and west Florida.

Britain gave up Minorca to Spain and Tobago to France as a result of losing the Revolution.

major effects of the war
Major Effects of the War

France used our Declaration of Independence as a model r for their Declaration of the Rights of Man.

Inspired an independence movement in Latin America.

Showed Britain’s limitations of its military with no allies.

Loss of life was about 25,000 between disease and wounds.

United States cemented ideas of equality and liberty in everyone’s mind.

United States had a large national debt to France and American soldiers, merchants, and farmers who supplied goods and service to the Continental Army.


American Revolution Biographies - Volume 1 by Linda Schmittroth and Mary Kay Rosteck. U.X.L an imprint of the Gale Group, Detroit

American Revolution Almanac – by Barbara Bigelow and Linda Schmittroth. U.X.L. an imprint of the Gale Group, Detroit