American Revolutionary War

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The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was an 18th-century war between Great Britain and its Thirteen Colonies (allied with France) which declared independence as the United States of America.wikipedia
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American Revolution

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After 1765, growing philosophical and political differences strained the relationship between Great Britain and its colonies.
They defeated the British in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) in alliance with France and others.

Battles of Lexington and Concord

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British attempts to disarm the Massachusetts militia in Concord led to open combat on April 19, 1775.
The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War.

Siege of Boston

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Militia forces then besieged Boston, forcing a British evacuation in March 1776, and Congress appointed George Washington to command the Continental Army.
The Siege of Boston (April 19, 1775 – March 17, 1776) was the opening phase of the American Revolutionary War.

Continental Army

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Militia forces then besieged Boston, forcing a British evacuation in March 1776, and Congress appointed George Washington to command the Continental Army.
The Continental Army was formed by the Second Continental Congress after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War by the ex-British colonies that became the United States of America.

Invasion of Quebec (1775)

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Concurrently, the Americans failed decisively in an attempt to invade Quebec and raise insurrection against the British.
The Invasion of Quebec in 1775 was the first major military initiative by the newly formed Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.

Battle of Trenton

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However, victories at Trenton and Princeton restored American confidence.
The Battle of Trenton was a small but pivotal battle during the American Revolutionary War which took place on the morning of December 26, 1776, in Trenton, New Jersey.

Thirteen Colonies

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The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was an 18th-century war between Great Britain and its Thirteen Colonies (allied with France) which declared independence as the United States of America.
This population included people subject to a system of slavery, which was legal in all of the colonies prior to the American Revolutionary War.

Battle of Princeton

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However, victories at Trenton and Princeton restored American confidence.
The Battle of Princeton was a battle of the American Revolutionary War, fought near Princeton, New Jersey on January 3, 1777.

Loyalist (American Revolution)

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In North America, the British mounted a "Southern strategy" led by Charles Cornwallis which hinged upon a Loyalist uprising, but too few came forward.
Loyalists were American colonists who stayed loyal to the British Crown during the American Revolutionary War, often called Tories, Royalists, or King's Men at the time.

Battles of Saratoga

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Instead of assisting this effort, Howe took his army on a separate campaign against Philadelphia, and Burgoyne was decisively defeated at Saratoga in October 1777.
The Battles of Saratoga (September 19 and October 7, 1777) marked the climax of the Saratoga campaign, giving a decisive victory to the Americans over the British in the American Revolutionary War.

New York and New Jersey campaign

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Sir William Howe launched a British counter-offensive, capturing New York City and leaving American morale at a low ebb.
The New York and New Jersey campaign was a series of battles in 1776 and the winter months of 1777 for control of New York City and the state of New Jersey during the American Revolutionary War between British forces under General Sir William Howe and the Continental Army under General George Washington.

Treaty of Alliance (1778)

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France formally allied with the Americans and entered the war in 1778, and Spain joined the war the following year as an ally of France but not as an ally of the United States.
The Treaty of Alliance with France or Franco-American Treaty was a defensive alliance between France and the United States of America, formed in the midst of the American Revolutionary War, which promised mutual military support in case fighting should break out between French and British forces, as the result of signing the previously concluded Treaty of Amity and Commerce.

Philadelphia campaign

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Instead of assisting this effort, Howe took his army on a separate campaign against Philadelphia, and Burgoyne was decisively defeated at Saratoga in October 1777.
The Philadelphia campaign (1777–1778) was a British initiative in the American Revolutionary War to gain control of Philadelphia, which was then the seat of the Second Continental Congress.

Battle of Quebec (1775)

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Concurrently, the Americans failed decisively in an attempt to invade Quebec and raise insurrection against the British.
The Battle of Quebec (Bataille de Québec) was fought on December 31, 1775, between American Continental Army forces and the British defenders of Quebec City early in the American Revolutionary War.

Battle of the Chesapeake

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He retreated to Yorktown, Virginia, intending an evacuation, but a decisive French naval victory deprived him of an escape.
The Battle of the Chesapeake, also known as the Battle of the Virginia Capes or simply the Battle of the Capes, was a crucial naval battle in the American Revolutionary War that took place near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay on 5 September 1781.

Battle of Cowpens

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Cornwallis suffered reversals at King's Mountain and Cowpens.
The Battle of Cowpens was an engagement during the American Revolutionary War fought on January 17, 1781, between American Colonial forces under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan and British forces under Lieutenant Colonel Sir Banastre Tarleton, as part of the campaign in the Carolinas (North and South).

Battle of the Saintes

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In the latter the British scored a major victory over the French navy, and then later defeated Spanish and French attempts to seize Gibraltar.
The Battle of the Saintes (known to the French as the Bataille de la Dominique), or Battle of Dominica, was an important naval battle in the Caribbean between the British and the French that took place 9 April 1782 – 12 April 1782, during the American Revolutionary War.

Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War

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In North America, the British mounted a "Southern strategy" led by Charles Cornwallis which hinged upon a Loyalist uprising, but too few came forward.
The Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War was the central area of operations in North America in the second half of the American Revolutionary War.

William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe

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Sir William Howe launched a British counter-offensive, capturing New York City and leaving American morale at a low ebb.
General William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe, KB, PC (10 August 1729 – 12 July 1814) was a British Army officer who rose to become Commander-in-Chief of British forces during the American War of Independence.

Concord, Massachusetts

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British attempts to disarm the Massachusetts militia in Concord led to open combat on April 19, 1775.
The ensuing conflict, the Battle of Lexington and Concord, was the incident (the shot heard round the world) that triggered the American Revolutionary War.

Fourth Anglo-Dutch War

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In 1780, the Kingdom of Mysore attacked the British in India, and tensions between Great Britain and the Netherlands erupted into open war.
The war, contemporary with the War of American Independence, broke out over British and Dutch disagreements on the legality and conduct of Dutch trade with Britain's enemies in that war.

Great Siege of Gibraltar

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In the latter the British scored a major victory over the French navy, and then later defeated Spanish and French attempts to seize Gibraltar.
The Great Siege of Gibraltar was an unsuccessful attempt by Spain and France to capture Gibraltar from the British during the American War of Independence.

Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis

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In North America, the British mounted a "Southern strategy" led by Charles Cornwallis which hinged upon a Loyalist uprising, but too few came forward.
In the United States and the United Kingdom he is best remembered as one of the leading British generals in the American War of Independence.

John Burgoyne

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In 1777, the British launched an invasion from Quebec under John Burgoyne, intending to isolate the New England Colonies.
John Burgoyne is best known for his role in the American Revolutionary War.

Second Anglo-Mysore War

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In 1780, the Kingdom of Mysore attacked the British in India, and tensions between Great Britain and the Netherlands erupted into open war.
At the time, Mysore was a key French ally in India, and the conflict between Britain against the French and Dutch in the American Revolutionary War sparked Anglo–Mysorean hostilities in India.