- Title: AMERICAN REVOLUTION: An entry from Gale's Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History
- Released: 0000-00-00
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- ASIN: B0024CDT1Y
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The American Revolution (1775–1783) was a rebellion of 13 of Great Britain's North American colonies. The colonies won their independence from the British crown and went on to form the United States of America. Although the revolution began as a civil war, France, Spain, and the Netherlands eventually joined the American side, transforming the struggle into an international conflict. The revolution had not only national but also global significance: it defined the character of the modern political system by establishing a pattern of rule based on democratic constitutional governance....