The American Revolution lasted from 1775 all the way up to 1783. The American Revolution wasn't one big war that lasted for years, but little battles that didn't last very long.
By 1776, the American and British armies met in New York. There were huge differences between the two armies. After two days of fighting, British has lost 377 men and America 1407,getting forced to retreat. Washington's words stuck out to slaves and made them wonder if "all men created equal" meant equal to them too.
The War Goes South
Washington knew his men were getting tired, so he read aloud to them Thomas Paine's new pamphlet, The Crisis. Washington then outlined a new plan to attack the Hessian troops. His men were not gonna shrink from service in their country, and attacked on Christmas. America captured 868 prisoners without losing a single men, and captured another 300 of British.
The War Ends With a Treaty
Burgoyne's troops were outnumbered but he still refused to back down an dordered his troops to attack. After America rebels continued to beat the british again and again, Burgoyne finally backed down and surrendered. After winning so many battles, America showed after looking hopeless, that they can stand up to the British and win.
After failing to win any of the battles in the north, they hatched a new plan. They were going to move the battle south, and try to capture and beat some north states in the way.
In early of 1783, the british and americans signed a treaty, known as the treaty of Paris. The treaty had three things to it, one Great Britain regonizes the United States as a free nation, two Britain gives up it's claims to all lands from Atlantic Coast to Mississippi River, and three