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American Revolution

The American Revolutionary War took place from 1775-1783, although the revolt against British Colonial rule began years before war was formally declared. The English Enlightenment influenced the thoughts of many of the colonial Founding Fathers as they pursued liberty, fought for their rights, and for freedom from King George III. These ideals are reflected in the United States Constitution, which was written shortly after the Revolutionary War came to an end, with the signing of the Treaty of Paris.

Select from these resources to teach your students about what sparked the Revolution, and the key events of the war.  

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5, 6, 7, 8

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United States history

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