American Revolutionary War

American Revolutionary War Facts

  • Conflict Name: American Revolutionary War
  • Conflict Start: April 19th, 1775
  • Conflict End: September 3rd, 1783
  • Conflict Belligerents: Thirteen Colonies (United States) and Great Britain
  • Conflict Winner: United States of America
  • Conflict Location: North America, Africa, Caribbean Sea, Indian subcontinent, Atlantic and Indian Ocean
  • Conflict Deaths: Between 150,000+ fatalities

13 American Revolutionary War Facts for Kids

  1. The American Revolutionary War was fought between April 19th, 1775, and September 3rd, 1783.
  2. The American Revolutionary War officially started when 700 British troops attempted to disarm the Massachusetts militia in Concord, the Massachusetts.
  3. This war is commonly known as the American Revolutionary War and the American War of Independence.
  4. The American Revolutionary War was fought between the United States of America (Thirteen Colonies) and Great Britain (Kingdom of Great Britain).
  5. The American Revolutionary War was fought primarily over political and constitutional disagrees and taxation.
  6. The American Revolutionary War was fought in North America, Africa, Caribbean Sea, Indian subcontinent, Atlantic and Indian Ocean.
  7. The Thirteen Colonies (United States) won the American Revolutionary War with the British recognition of American Independence.
  8. It's estimated that between all belligerents in the American Revolution over 150,000 people died.
  9. Between 1777 and 1778 the Continental Army spent the winter at Valley Forge, and it's estimated that around 25% of the army died from cold, hunger and disease.
  10. The United States officially declared Independence, via the United States Declaration of Independence, on July 4th, 1776. This was 442 days after the fighting officially started.
  11. The United States Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 delegates to the Second Continental Congress.
  12. George Washing is arguably the most famous person in American history. He was the leader of the Continental Army, the first President of the United States and helped laid the ground work for what we know as the United States of America.
  13. The United States and Great Britain would again be at war in 1812. The War of 1812 was the last major conflict between these two nations.

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