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Revolutionary War

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Definition: The securing of independence from Great Britain by the people of the 13 Colonies. Calling themselves the United States of America, these people wrote a Declaration of Independence, defied the authority of their mother country, and ended up winning a war to protect that independence. The Revolution certainly ended with the victory in the Revolutionary War; however, the Revolution began long before that, maybe even with the settlement in America (far away from England) of people who wanted to govern themselves and who wanted to have a direct say in the way they were governed.

Related Resources:
The American Revolutionary War
This fun, illustrated article tells you all you need to know about this famous war, from an easy-to-understand point of view.

Elsewhere on the Web:
The Revolutionary War: Causes and Major Battles
This site has it all!

The War Seen Through the Eyes of the Media
Read newspaper accounts of the time.

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