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Ong 1 American Revolution The American Revolution lasted for seven years from the time of 1775 to 1781. It is also known as the Revolutionary War or U.S. War of Independence, was a time of the revolting and political uprising in which the 13 colonies separated from the British Empire, forming the independent nation known as the United States of America. It began from the time that colonist wanted independence from Britain, which involved many significant historical events which led to the tension and resistance to what resulted in sovereignty and freedom for the colonist from British law. Events such as the Sugar and Stamp Act, Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre, the Continental Congress, and the Intolerable Acts led to the expanding tensions and then the American Revolution burst into an extreme war. The American Revolution was the first to earn its freedom, and in doing so it affected how other countries see how they made freedom and equality a part of the government. The American Revolution goals were to become an Independent Nation, create a new system of government, getting rid of tyranny, to claim equal rights for all citizens, and establishing the rule of law. Patriots that fought in the Revolution are opposition to tyranny and oppression around the globe. After the Revolution was over, many of the American leaders believed that nothing like this would ever happen again. The American leaders worked together to make sure that the 13 colonies, the United States will be secure and have independence.

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