When Did The American Revolution Start ?  

American Revolution, also known as the War of Independence, lasted for eight years and involved thirteen colonies. The constant suppression and unjust treatment meted out to the colonists turned into a show of resistance and courage during the Revolution against the British forces.

The French and Indian War that lasted for seven years gave the British their much-needed victory but turned out to be a very expensive one. The British had a lot at stake and incurred huge financial losses. In order to make up, they levied unjust tax charges. A series of Acts severely restricted the freedom and representation of the colonists. The Battle at Lexington became a turning point and led to the start of the American Revolution.

On April 19, 1775, eight colonists in Lexington were killed while one British soldier suffered injuries. This led to hue and cry among the colonists who were not willing to start a war against the colonial rule. Exchange of fire between the two parties was not pre planned. While the colonists were marching together as a show of strength, the British army was headed to Concord. The show of force did not go down well with the British who changed their direction and headed straight towards Lexington. Exchange of fires resulted in death of eight colonists leading to an uprising. This coupled with tax charges and numerous Acts that restricted American freedom led to the famous revolt from 1775 to 1783. With the help of the French, Dutch and Spanish armies, the Treaty of Paris was signed in 1783 signaling the end of the British rule.

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Who Fought In The American Revolution ?      Numerous Acts and events led to the beginning of the American Revolution in 1775. The colonists were forced to pay huge amounts of taxes. They did not have any representation in the British parliament. They were forced to take care and attend to the daily needs of the British soldiers. Imported products were heavily taxed forcing the colonists into extreme poverty. The Battle of Lexington led to a tragic loss of eight colonists. A mass uprising against the authoritative rule of the British led to the War of Independence that lasted for eight years until the Untied States of America was formed in 1783 with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. More..




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