American Revolution


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American Revolution

n.
The war between the American colonies and Great Britain (1775-1783), leading to the formation of the independent United States.

American Revolution

n
(Historical Terms) the usual US term for War of American Independence

Amer′ican Revolu′tion


n.
the war between Great Britain and its American colonies, 1775–83, by which the colonies won independence.
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Noun1.American Revolution - the revolution of the American Colonies against Great BritainAmerican Revolution - the revolution of the American Colonies against Great Britain; 1775-1783
battle of Bunker Hill, Bunker Hill - the first important battle of the American War of Independence (1775) which was fought at Breed's Hill; the British defeated the colonial forces
battle of Cowpens, Cowpens - battle in the American Revolution; Americans under Daniel Morgan defeated the British
Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga - a pitched battle in which American revolutionary troops captured Fort Ticonderoga from the British in 1775
Lexington and Concord, Lexington, Concord - the first battle of the American Revolution (April 19, 1775)
Battle of Monmouth, Battle of Monmouth Court House, Monmouth Court House - a pitched battle in New Jersey during the American Revolution (1778) that ended with the withdrawal of British forces
battle of Saratoga, Saratoga - a battle during the American Revolution (1777); the British under Burgoyne were defeated
siege of Yorktown, Yorktown - in 1781 the British under Cornwallis surrendered after a siege of three weeks by American and French troops; the surrender ended the American Revolution
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At the close of the American Revolution he was still in London, and scarce on the threshold of active life.
Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile' (1855), first printed as a serial in Putnam's, is an historical romance of the American Revolution, based on the hero's own account of his adventures, as given in a little volume picked up by Mr.
He had gone through South American revolutions, been a Rough Rider in Cuba, a scout in South Africa, a war correspondent in the Russo-Japanese war.
Guests in attendance for the chartering ceremony included the National Society Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR) President General, The Honorable Thomas E.
Shawnee war parties lead and supplied by the British attacked Kentucky settlements the entire eight years of the American Revolution.
Parker's Revenge is a little-known but important engagement fought between Lexington militia and British regulars in the afternoon of April 19, 1775 -- the first day of the American Revolution.
Moran said, "We are the beginning of the American Revolution.
We've always supported the concept of a museum dedicated to American Revolution," says Cinda Waldbuesser, senior program manager in NPCA's Pennsylvania office.
Volume 1, (January 2009) Issue 1 American Revolution Association, P.
He added: "I think it laid the groundwork for the intellectual thought that went into the American revolution.
A: There is a long tradition in American history of saying that the Founders aren't the only movers and shakers, that the common people had an important role to play in the American Revolution.
In "Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, And The Birth Of Modern Nations", biographer Craig Nelson provides a fully detailed and comprehensive description of the life and times of one of America's most influential patriots in the American Revolution.

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