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The American Revolution (1775–1783), also called the American War of Independence, began as a war between Great Britain and the Thirteen Colonies, but gradually grew into a world war between Britain on one side and the newly formed United States, France, Netherlands and Spain on the other. The main result was an American victory and European recognition of the independence of the United States.

American Revolution - New Recruits

American  Revolution - New Recruits

American Revolution

American Revolution

Battle of Bunker Hill, MA, American Revolution

Battle of Bunker Hill, MA, American Revolution

Battle of Lexington, MA, American Revolution

Battle of Lexington, MA, American Revolution

Battle of Long Island, American Revolution

Battle of Long Island, American Revolution

British officer preparing to embark

British officer preparing to embark

Continental Army

Continental Army

General William Howe

General William Howe

Patrick Henry before the Virginia House of Burgesses

Patrick Henry before the Virginia House of Burgesses

Prayer at Valley Forge, H. Brueckner, 1866

Prayer at Valley Forge, H. Brueckner, 1866

Raising the Liberty Pole

Raising the Liberty Pole

Spirit of '76 (aka Yankee Doodle)

Spirit of '76 (aka Yankee Doodle)

Surrender of General Burgoyne at Saratoga NY

Surrender of General Burgoyne at Saratoga NY

US Navy, 1776, American Revolution

US Navy, 1776, American Revolution

Valley Forge, PA - 1777

Valley Forge, PA - 1777