A short history of the American revolutionary war

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The American war against British imperial rule (1775-1783) was the world s first great popular revolution. Ideologically defined by the colonists formal Declaration of Independence in 1776, the struggle has taken on something a mythic character, especially in the United States. From the Boston Tea Party to Paul Revere s ride to raise the countryside of New England against the march of the Redcoats; from the heroic resistance of the militia Minutemen at the battles of Lexington and Concord to the famous crossing of the Delaware by General George Washington. Stephen Conway, University College London discusses

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