Alternative titles: american revolutionary war, united states war of independence, war of independence american revolution: political cartooncartoon depicting lord north, with the boston port bill extending from a pocket, forcing tea (representing the intolerable acts) down the throat of a female.
The war begins in 1775, british soldiers in massachusetts were ordered to disarm the american rebels and to arrest their leaders the revolutionary war began on april 19,1775 when fighting broke out between the two sides at the battles of lexington and concord activities take a ten question quiz about this page. Contemporaries of the period referred to it as the revolution, although the war is sometimes known as the american war of independence outside the united states, particularly in the united kingdom.
Causes of the revolutionary war the following events represent the major events along the way to war there is no one event that singularly led to the revolution.
A timeline of the events of the american revolution, from the french and indian war up through the drafting and ratification of the constitutuion. Revolutionary war causes molasses act of 1733 the molasses act of 1733 was one of a series of acts passed by the british parliament meant to control colonial trade and keep all trade profits within the british empire.
The american revolutionary war (1775–1783), also known as the american war of independence, was an 18th century war between great britain and its thirteen colonies (allied with france) which declared independence as the united states of america.
Reasons behind the revolutionary war by william s price, jr reprinted with permission from the tar heel junior historian fall 1992 tar heel junior historian association, nc museum of history trouble brewing by 1774, the year leading up to the revolutionary war, trouble was brewing in america.