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Fighting began in Lexington and Concord when British troops
came to arrest colonial leaders and take colonial weapons
At the beginning of the American Revolution, the British had this advantage
They British had a more weapons and more ships
This contributed to British defeat in the South
The British did not support the Loyalist militias adequately
The Treaty of the Paris
Ceded far more land to the United States than the colonies had won in the war
How did the American Revolution affect other countries?
Other republican groups fought to overthrow monarchies
law passed by the British Parliament setting taxes on molasses and sugar imported by the colonies
an act passed by the British that allowed British troops to live in the homes of the colonists
A tax that the British Parliament placed on newspapers and official documents sold in the American Colonies
This series of laws were very harsh laws that intended to make Massachusetts pay for its resistance. It also closed down the Boston Harbor until the Massachusetts colonists paid for the ruined tea.
A series of laws set up by Parliament to punish Massachusetts for its protests against the British
Why did Thomas Paine's Common Sense inspire colonists?
Paine talked about opportunities for the common man
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