The Britsh wanted to govern it's 13 original colonies and the territories gained in the war between the French and Indians that the British fought aside the Americans with. So the British parliament started making new laws and restrictions.
The most important events was the Trenton Dec. 1776 because Washington proved that the Americans general was better than the British had thought because Washington and his troops captured and killed 900 hessians and gained much needed supplies.
Most Important Event
The outcome of the war was huge 25,700 Americans died in the war and 1,400 remained missing. And about 8,200 Americans were wounded. the British suffered about 10,000 military deaths.Payed soldiers did not get paid some got land but had to sell it for money.
Outcome/ Effect of War
The colonists also seized Bunker Hill and Breed's hill behind Charlestown building fortifications on the hill. So the Britsh decided they were going to attack. In which they won
But the main event was Saratoga august 1777 because the continental army surrounded the Burgoyne Army and fired at them and the Burgoyne surrendered. And then the Europeans began to see Americans could win.
Some states got rid of religious restrictions. Some states ended slavery. The government would obtain it's authority from the citizens and be responsible for them.