Britain started to tax the American colonies, using things such as the Stamp Act and the Tea Act. The colonies did not like this tax, and they did not like that they also had little representation in parliament. Furthermore, events such as The Boston Tea Part and the Boston Massacre also helped initiate this revolution. The revolution happened from 1765-1783.
I hate taxes. I will now throw away your tea.
The American colonies wanted their independence from Britain. They also wanted to be recognized an independent country and set up their own government that would give them the rights that were unalienable.
I want freedom and the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Battle of Lexington and Concord
Several battles happened during the revolution, such as the Battle of Lexington and Concord and the Battle of Saratoga.
One of the most important documents of this revolution was the Declaration of Independence as it made America officially independent (technically) of Britain. The declaration was made official in July 4th, 1776 and the war ended September 3rd, 1783.
Declaration Of Independence
America became an independent nation that established a constitution (Articles of Confederation) and was free from British rule. The first president became George Washington.
Speaking long term, the American Revolution led to west-ward expansion by Americans, and the eventual abolition of slavery in the Americas as well as a move toward industrialization. Furthermore, minority groups and people in general gained a wider range of rights and freedoms.