The French and Indian War was 7 years long. It was between the British and the French over the Ohio River Valley. The Britsh won, but was not going to allow the colonists to use the newly acquired land. This was the one of the causes of the American Revolution.
Lexington and Concord
(December 16, 1773), incident in which 342 chests of tea belonging to the British East India Company were thrown from ships into Boston Harbor by American patriots disguised as Mohawk Indians. They said No Taxation without representation.
The Declaration of independence is approved by the second Continental Congress and declares to the world that the British colonies are now free and independent nation.
Lexington and concord became the first sites where the British army and colonial militias battled over control of the colonies. the cashes mark the start of the war for independence from great Britten.
American victories in these battles re energize the Continental army after it suffers many defeats in previous battles with the British army.
The British army surrenders at Yorktown, Virginia after being trapped by American and french forces.