American Revolutionary War

The American Revolutionary War started in April 1775 between British military based in Boston, Massachusetts and American colonial militia. While the conflict initially started as a political dispute between the British national government and residents of the American colonies over taxes, the American Continental Congress declared the colonies to be an independent nation in July 1776.

Eventually, the war also included France, Spain, and Holland on the side of the U.S. Land combat in North American mostly ended after the Franco-American victory at the Siege of Yorktown in October 1781. However

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Tom Standage
March 1774 by declaring the port of Boston closed until the East India Company had been compensated for its losses. This was the first of the so-called Coercive Acts—a series of laws passed in 1774 in which the British attempted to assert their authority over the colonies but instead succeeded only in enraging the colonists further and ultimately prompted the outbreak of the Revolutionary War in 1775. It is tempting to wonder whether a government less influenced by the interests of the company m ...more
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Joseph Plumb Martin
They then said they would give me pork and lasses; and then inquired what execution some cannon had done, just before fired from the island, if they had not killed and wounded some of our men; and if we did not want help as our surgeons were a pack of ignormauses. I told them in reply, that they had done no other execution with their guns than wunding a dog,(which was the case,) and as they and their surgeons were of the same species of animals, I supposed the poor wunded dog would account it a ...more
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