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The war between the American colonies and Great Britain (1775-1783), leading to the formation of the independent United States.
(Historical Terms) the usual US term for War of American Independence
the war between Great Britain and its American colonies, 1775–83, by which the colonies won independence.
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|Noun||1.||American 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