American Revolutionary War

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British
 
British
 
*General Cornwallis
 
*General Cornwallis
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*General Tarleton
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*General Burgoyne
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*Benedict Arnold
 
Revolutionary
 
Revolutionary
 
*George Washington
 
*George Washington
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*Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette
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*Benedict Arnold
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*General Gates
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*General Morgan
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*General Greene
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*John Paul Jones
  
 
== Major Battles ==
 
== Major Battles ==

Revision as of 04:21, 5 March 2013

The American Revolutionary War was a conflict from 1775 to 1783 during which the majority of Great Britain's North American colonial assets separated from the British Empire over a number of issues including increased taxation, quartering of soldiers and allowing Catholics to continue to hold public office in newly conquered Quebec. Eventually and with aid from the French the colonials won, establishing the United States of America.

Notable Commanders

British

  • General Cornwallis
  • General Tarleton
  • General Burgoyne
  • Benedict Arnold

Revolutionary

  • George Washington
  • Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette
  • Benedict Arnold
  • General Gates
  • General Morgan
  • General Greene
  • John Paul Jones

Major Battles

  • Lexington and Concord
  • Ticonderoga
  • Bunker Hill
  • Fort Washington
  • Saratoga
  • Trenton
  • Cowpens
  • Siege of Yorktown

Outcome

Politically this war was significant for the establishment of the US as well as the creation of a Constitutional Democratic State based on secular philosophies of the Age of Enlightenment.

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