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THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1The American RevolutionNameCourseProfessor’s NameUniversityCity (State)Date
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 2The American Revolution The American Revolution is a book written by 1Gordon S. Wood. The AmericanRevolution and American War of Independence played an important role in the formation ofthe United States of America as we see it today. The American Revolution is a period from1775 to 1783 (Wood, 2011). In 1772, Samuel Adams created the first 2Committee ofCorrespondence and within a year the committee led to dozens of similar discussion groupsthroughout the colonies. These isolated groups also came together to facilitate the exchangeof ideas, provide invaluable information, and organize colonial voices of opposition. In 1774,The Continental Congress was formed after the Boston Tea Party and Intolerable Acts. By1775, colonial resentment in many cities and towns caused the organization of volunteermilitias, who began to drill openly in public common areas (Davidson, 1941). On April 19,1775, a British commander dispatched troops to seize an arsenal of colonial militia weaponsstored in Concord. The British arrived in Concord only to be ambushed by the Concordmilitia in the battle, famously known as the War of Lexington and Concord. It was a successfor Americans as more than 270 were killed from the British troops, compared toapproximately 100 Americans (Bailyn, 2012). In June 1775, the Battle of Bunker Hill wasfought outside Boston in which the British ultimately emerged victorious. However, theysuffered over 1,000 casualties, prompting British officials to take the colonial unrest far moreseriously than they had taken previously. Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and JohnAdams were some of the people who played an important role in the American Revolution.The revolution was followed by the Revolutionary War, an assemblage of many events likethe Battle of Saratoga 1777, the unification of France and United States from the Franco-1 Gordon S Wood is Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus atBrown University, and the recipient of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for History for TheRadicalism of the American Revolution