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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War Started: April 19, 1775
War Ended: September 3, 1783
American Side British Side
United States Great Britain
France Iroquois Confederacy
Spain Cherokee Tribe
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
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.
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.
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