The causes of war were that the colonists wanted to be free from Britan. British kept the colonists as slaves. British kept restrictions and laws. The British created acts like the Stamp Act, Townshend Acts, and the Tea. This resulted in the Boston Tea Party.
Most Important Event
IT'S ABOUT THAT TIME!
Another cause of the revolutionary war was the Boston Massacre. The Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770. The colonists wanted the pacifists or British soldiers to get angry. The soldiers however accidentally fired. They went to jail, but they weren't proven guilty.
Outcome/Effect of War
1. The United States is independent 2. The United States had a boundary of the Mississippi River( the west), Canada( the north) and Spanish Florida(south) 3. The United States was allowed to fish off Canada's Atlantic Coast. 4. British and the Americans had to repay debts that still had pending. 5. British had to return any enslaved person they have owned or captured. 6. Congress recommends that the states recover any property they have seized from Tories or Loyalists.
Treaty of Paris
The most important event is the battle in Yorktown. The British General Cornwallis set up a base where the soldiers will pick up Washington's army with the help of the French general Jean Rochambeau blocked the British ships from reaching the dock.
Outcome/Effect of War
THE KING IS UNFAIR!
Washington's strategy was to block the British ships from going to the dock. The British ships tried going the opposite way, which also the French ships blocked. Washington and his army went into Yorktown. Washington and General Rochambeau bombed the city leaving no way out for Cornwallis. On October 19, 1781, Cornwallis surrendered with 8,000 men.
After the revolutionary war, the treaty of Paris is was created. The treaty of Paris had 6 conditions. After the revolutionary war, Congress was left with a debt of about $27 million. The war also caused deaths of the Americans and British. About 25,700 Americans died in the war. 8,200 Americans were wounded. The British had 10,000 deaths in war.
After declaring independence, Americans changed their idea to the king ruling to Republicanism. Republicanism is when people rule themselves. Slaves fought for their freedom. Elizabeth Freeman fought for her freedom. She went to court and won her case. Only men had rights, women didn't have rights. Women didn't have a say in anything back then.