the American Revolution


: the war of 1775–83 in which 13 British colonies in North America broke free from British rule and became the United States of America

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Recent Examples on the Web The Pine Bluff-John McAlmont Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met Oct. 17 at the Lakeside United Methodist Church Center. Special To The Commercial, Arkansas Online, 1 Nov. 2023 Robert Allison, a history professor at Suffolk University who specializes in the American Revolution, spoke to how controversial the Tea Party was at the time. Sarah Raza,, 18 July 2023 The location of West Point has been occupied with troops since 1778 — considered the most strategic location in America during the American Revolution by Washington himself, according to West Point. Brittany Kasko, Fox News, 4 July 2023 The original patriots come from the American Revolution, most often associated with figures such as Sam Adams and Benjamin Franklin. Gary Fields, Margery Beck and Rebecca Boone, Anchorage Daily News, 4 July 2023 On Thursday evening, more than 50 gathered at the Museum of the American Revolution, the site of a pre-conference reception hosted by Moms For Liberty. David Jackson, USA TODAY, 30 June 2023 Experts said the cannons likely came from British ships scuttled to the river bottom during the American Revolution. CBS News, 14 Nov. 2023 The Nation endowed a Harvard professorship in American Indian law, became a founding donor of the Museum of the American Revolution and stands as one of the largest donors to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Zoe Hewitt, Variety, 2 Nov. 2023 The best day to visit Boston for sporting events is Patriots' Day, which honors the first battle of the American Revolution, celebrated every year on the third Monday in April. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 30 Oct. 2023 See More

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“The American Revolution.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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