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.
Of course, if Hollywood had run the American Revolution the way they make their movies, our country probably would have opened on Memorial Day weekend, and by July 4, we would have been on our way to the pre-viewed table at Blockbuster.
Provoking the contest and its unremitting intensity, Royster asserts, was a mutual claim "to be guarding the legacy of the American Revolution.
During the American Revolution, the Barracks was occupied at different times by both sides.
The Freedom Trail Foundation is a 50-year-old non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to preserving the story of the American Revolution as the cornerstone of the City's distinct historic and cultural character.
Mays (political science, The Citadel) offers a historical dictionary on the American Revolution that contains about 1,000 entries relating to military events in the US between 1775 and 1783, including battles, important people, places, weapons, ships, types of soldiers, and terms.
The Excursions In History: American Revolution program features a variety of materials that provide six weeks of instruction and help students of varying abilities examine historical events in context.
The author describes the naval aspects of the American Revolution, concentrating on the period prior to 1779, when the French entered the war.
The American Revolution started with the "shots heard 'round the world" at Concord, Ma.
Wite, who is a registrar of her local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, began researching the battles and campaigns in which each DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) patriot had been involved.

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