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The American Revolution

This chapter examines the series of events that ruptured relations between Britain and the American colonies, and the long and bitter war that the colonists waged in order to gain independence.

Introduction
Why should we care about the American Revolution?
Why did the American Revolution take place?
The Road to Revolution
The Revolution Begins
Why did the colonists rebel and the British resist?
Declaring Independence
Was the Revolution justified?
The Revolutionary War
How were the colonies able to win independence?
Who were the loyalists?
How revolutionary was the American Revolution?
Creating New State Governments