The American Revolution: Causes, Chronology, and Consequences

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The American Revolution (1775-1783)

Great Britain fought against its 13 colonies located on the Atlantic Coast of North America.

Causes of the War (Caused by a Combination of Factors)

Ideological factors:
The colonists agreed with Enlightenment thinking about equality, and these ideas were the basis for the independence movement.
Political factors:
The British Parliament made decisions about taxes and other matters related to the colonies, but the American people didn't have representation in Parliament.
Economic and social factors:
At that time, there was a wealthy colonial bourgeoisie who wanted freedom of trade without interference from Great Britain. However, due to the

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