American Revolutionary War 1775 to 1783

American Revolutionary war which is also commonly known as the war of independence was a war fought between the years 1775 and 1783 which finally led to the in dependence of the United States of America (USA). This war basically was initiated or began as a war between the colonial powers of the Britain and their colonies of the North America. It was an assault between the Kingdom of Great Britain and their many numbered colonies of the North America which presently includes the United States of America and Canada. The war that began as a revolt by the Americans against their colonizer the Britain, finally took a global dimension with the major European power countries like the French, Spain and the Netherlands and others joining. The war was nearly dubbed a world war as indicated by the renowned historian Poulakidas, G. (2006).

The revolution arose as a result of the dissatisfactions that the Americas claimed with their colonizers the Great Britain. The Americans claimed that the Stamp Act of 1765, which was passed by the British Parliament, was unconstitutional; the act was suggesting that the British had the right to tax all its colonists; the British claimed that there was no problem with such an act of parliament. This dissatisfaction let to the boycott of the directly taxed British tea by the Americans, which later lead to the formation of the Boston Tea Party in 1773. Exchanges started and there and then the war erupted. Battles soon followed, with major battles fought at Concord – whose militia men were called ‘minutemen’ and other battles in other states of the Americas. The other battles included  the battles of Lexington, the Battle of Saratoga which was an invasion from Canada or the north, the Battle of the Saintes – around the southern part of the united states of America down towards the Caribbean sea.

At the beginning the countries of France, Spain and Netherlands provided military aid and assistance secretly to the revolutionaries or the Americas as early as 1776. However with the British forces gaining much strength over the coastal strips together with the victories gained by the revolutionaries like the defeat during the Battle of Germantown, the allies (France, Spain and Netherlands) later joined the battle in full support and military aid of the revolutionaries.

The Americans experienced a lot of disadvantages a shortfall at the beginning of the war compared to the British. At the start of the war America still had no centrally functioning government and or central defense army, finances stability was lacking was lacking due to lack of a centrally functioning and efficient government, much problem also emerged due to lack of allied forces to the American forces.

However in the end the Americas attracted alliances, the got support from many major European countries like Spain, Netherlands and France.  The Americans had a home advantage, to be fighting in their homes country the got the domestic support of food and other materials. This proved rather important especially at the time when the British soldiers blocked the sea ports and ways (Bobrick G., 2004).

In conclusion it can be suggested that the American revolutionary war brought much gains to the United States of America than to any other countries involved, these battles finally led to the declaration of the independence of the United States of America, a sovereign state outside the British Empire, on July 4, 1776. In as much as many countries of Europe had their economies collapse, the America emerged as one of the newly emerging economic powers of the west.



Bobrick, B. (2004). Fight for freedom: the American Revolutionary War. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Poulakidas, G. (2006). The American Revolutionary War. New York: PowerKids Press/Primary Source.

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