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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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2005
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
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Philosophes on both sides of the Atlantic believed that the American Revolution was the fulfillment of the Enlightenment. Building on ...

American Revolution, Legal Impact of

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The Oxford Companion to American Law

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2004
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Law
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849 words

The Revolution affected American law in numerous ways. It liberated Americans from their ties to Britain, and thus allowed changes ...

Revolutionary War

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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name applied to the War of Independence (1775–83) fought by the British colonies in the present U.S. against ...

American Revolution

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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2,405 words
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The American Revolution began as an internal conflict between Great Britain and its North American colonies. The revolution grew into ...

American Revolution

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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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2009
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Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
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When thinking about the American Revolution, one is soon confronted by the puzzle of precisely which revolution is up for ...

American Revolution

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Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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2009
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History, Regional and National History
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4,980 words
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The historiographical debate over how radical the American Revolution was is an old one, but the belief that the war ...

American Revolution, Memory of

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Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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2009
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The American Revolution, at its core, was a marked contradiction. On the one hand, American Revolutionaries claimed inalienable rights to ...

American Revolution

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The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

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2004
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History, Regional and National History
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347 words

When Great Britain virtually eliminated the French from North America with the Treaty of Paris, which ended the Seven Years' ...

American independence war

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The Oxford Companion to Military History

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2004
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History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
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By the Treaty of Paris in 1763, British fortunes in North America had reached their zenith. All threat of ...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Successful revolt by the Thirteen Colonies in North America against British rule. A number of issues provoked the conflict including ...

American Revolution

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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From the British perspective, the American Revolution (1775–83) began as a rebellion, continued as a civil war, and ...

American Revolution

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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2007
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History, Regional and National History
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538 words

The military struggle associated with this term lasted from 1775 to 1781 on the American mainland, although the formal peace ...

Revolution and Constitution, Era of.

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Lance Banning

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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2004
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The American Revolution, the first great democratic revolution, differed profoundly from those that followed. It did not originate in bitter discontent with the organization and governance ... More
Revolutionary War.

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Brendan McConville

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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2004
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The Revolutionary War (1775–1783) was simultaneously an ideological and a military struggle that pitted the rebellious British colonists in North America—and eventually their French, ... More
Revolutionary War, American

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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Following the end of the French and Indian War in 1763, British restrictions on westward expansion and trade as well as heavy taxation and the arbitrary administration of justice in the ... More

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