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.
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American Revolution

n
(Historical Terms) the usual US term for War of American Independence
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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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In his latest book on the Enlightenment, Jonathan Israel, Professor emeritus at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, investigates the intellectual history of the American Revolution and its profound impact across the world until the mid-nineteenth century.
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution established the Community Service Awards in April 1995 as an opportunity for chapters and states to recognize worthy individuals and organizations for outstanding unpaid voluntary achievements in cultural, educational, humanitarian, patriotic, historical, citizenship or environmental endeavors.
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