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The Treaty of Paris was the treaty that was officially the end of the war. In Paris Benjamin Franklin and other people from the 1st Continental Congress meet with the Prime Minister of England to end the Revolutionary war. The war is over with an American victory.
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The battle of Yorktown was the conclusion of the war. The final battle started with the Americans performing a siege on Yorktown which was where the British had headquarters. The Americans would not have won if it were not for the navy of the French which kept the British from escaping. General Corn Wallis, who was the general for the British, had to surrender his sword in defeat. The official ending of the war came in Paris with the Treaty of Paris.
The winter of Valley Forge was a harsh winter that the continental army endured. This winter was harsh, but the army managed to get through it.
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The Battle of Saratoga was a turning point for the Americans because the British were winning and then the victory of Saratoga came. With General Horatio Gates leading the army and Benedict Arnold doing a lot of fighting, the Americans grabbed a victory. Benedict Arnold was a traitor, but he became a traitor when General Gates took all the credit for the victory and Benedict got no credit at all. This battle also gave America world respect.
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The Revolutionary war could have ended at the Battle of New York if the British didn't stop firing upon the Americans. The war didn't end and New York though. The British did cut off assault on the enemy and the Americans were able to slip away under the cover of nightfall.
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The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson to officially separate America from Britain. It was a document about all the King of England did to them. The founding fathers liked everything about the Declaration, except the part that said every man is equal, Including slaves. They didn't want the word slave in the declaration which is part of the reason that the civil war happened.
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The people of America probably had the thought of Independence in their heads, but Thomas Paine really got them thinking about the topic with a pamphlet called Common Sense.
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The battle of Bunker hill was a battle of two sides trying to get high ground. The British were going to take the hill at first, but the Americans beat them to it. The two sides fought and fought but eventually the Americans prevailed over the British. The thing is that the battle should have been a tie because the Americans ran out of ammunition and the British were wiped out.
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Lexington and Concord was basically the start of the Revolutionary war because in these two towns were actual fights. The fight started because the British found out that the Americans had a secretly been storing up ammunition in Concord. General Thomas Gage found out that the British were on their way to Concord to capture the storehouse of ammunition. General Gage sent Paul Revere on his nightly ride yelling "the British are Coming." Thanks to the early warning The Continental army were able to drive the British back to Boston.
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The Proclamation of 1763 was a document made by the King of England not allowing colonists to go past the Appalachian Mountains.
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