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XXXXXXX September 19, 2014U.S. Hist 11H Thematic Essay #1Reasons for U.S. Victory in Revolutionary WarOn July 4, 1776 Congress officially adopted the Declaration of Independence, thus officially beginning the American Revolutionary War. However, in 1775 the battle of Lexington and Concord was the first official battle between boston settlers and the British Army.Tensions between the 13 colonies of America and Great Britain had become too great and the 13 colonies decided to break away. This was not something Great Britain wanted because in return they were losing many things like, money, territory, power and more. On September 3, 1783 the Treaty of Paris was signed, signifying the victory ...view middle of the document...

Colonists were fighting for their freedom and Britain was just trying to stop the rebels, they never expected to lose. The colonists had a true passion to win the war. People, such as Thomas Paine, showed other colonists how unjust the British laws were, such as taxing them without representation in Parliament. Benjamin Franklin's diplomatic appeal had a major impact. The colonies indeed needed help of every description: men, money, equipment, ships, and all things to fight a successful war. The long years of enmity between France and Britain opened the way for the leadership of Franklin. And he was not only the man to exploit it, but also the reason for the acceptance of thirteen states as a recognized nation in the world of nations.And finally, Politics played an equally important role in the U.S. victory. The colonies had no trouble getting their people to back the war. Many colonists supported the war since they wanted to be independent from Britain, even though there were a few (Loyalists) who still supported the King. Second Continental Congr...


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