American Revolutionary War

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Historical Context Note

The American Revolutionary War, also known as the American War of Independence, began the 19th of April 1775. It followed the rejection of British rule by 13 of Great Britain's colonies; Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island. The First Continental Congress, a convention of delegates representing 12 of the colonies, established the American Continental Army in June 1775, with future President George Washington as its commander-in-chief. Not all colonists joined the Continental Army as many remained loyal to the British Crown. The Loyalists fought the colonists alongside the British Army. Many Native …

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