American War of Independence

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Noun1.American War of Independence - the revolution of the American Colonies against Great BritainAmerican War of Independence - the revolution of the American Colonies against Great Britain; 1775-1783
battle of Bunker Hill, Bunker Hill - the first important battle of the American War of Independence (1775) which was fought at Breed's Hill; the British defeated the colonial forces
battle of Cowpens, Cowpens - battle in the American Revolution; Americans under Daniel Morgan defeated the British
Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga - a pitched battle in which American revolutionary troops captured Fort Ticonderoga from the British in 1775
Lexington and Concord, Lexington, Concord - the first battle of the American Revolution (April 19, 1775)
Battle of Monmouth, Battle of Monmouth Court House, Monmouth Court House - a pitched battle in New Jersey during the American Revolution (1778) that ended with the withdrawal of British forces
battle of Saratoga, Saratoga - a battle during the American Revolution (1777); the British under Burgoyne were defeated
siege of Yorktown, Yorktown - in 1781 the British under Cornwallis surrendered after a siege of three weeks by American and French troops; the surrender ended the American Revolution
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The American War of Independence 1776-1783, was an aggravating nuisance, plus Napoleon Bonaparte's big plans for a united Europe.
Nearly eight months before the American War of Independence began with the battles of Lexington and Concord, 4,622 militiamen from 37 towns of Worcester County marched down Main Street in Worcester, shut down the Crown-controlled county courthouse and, for the first time ever in the American colonies, effectively overthrew British authority.
Patriot's day is essentially the day when the American War of Independence started and is considered to be an important precedent to the country's independence.
The dissertation will discuss the role of Crown Forces in Canada and their impact on the American War of Independence. It will focus on the forging of British Regulars, Loyalists and Native Americans in an effective and dominating military force on the Northern Frontier.
She fought in the American War of Independence and French Revolutionary Wars but it is Trafalgar she is remembered for - when sadly Nelson was fatally wounded by a sniper.
1781: A 7,000-strong British force surrendered to George Washington at Yorktown in the American War of Independence: a French naval blockade following the defeat of a British fleet had prevented any relief or chance of escape.
Broken Trail barely survives the Battle of Kings Mountain, North Carolina (a historical turning point in the American War of Independence), and manages to complete his original quest in a most unexpected way.
A party of settlers finds the dream of starting a new life in a remote valley threatened when the American war of Independence breaks out.
This accessibly written textbook traces the history of military conflict around the world, from the American War of Independence to the present day.
During the American War of Independence, King Carlos III allowed Spanish officials in New Orleans to trade with the rebellious colonies, which allowed them to overcome a potentially critical shortfall in food production.
Two horses entered for next week's Gimcrack at York share the name of historical figures connected to the Battle of T rafalgar and the American War of Independence. Name them and the trainer they share.

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