All the events of the American Revolution were caused by Great Britain taxing the colonists because they had to pay a debt because they spent a ton of money on the French and Indian War. After the Intolerable Acts the colonists believed there problem with Great Britain could not be resolved peacefully. The colonists in the war were called Minutemen because they could prepare for a battle in about 1 minute. In April 1775 Great Britain tried to take over Concord and take the colonists supplies for the war but thanks to Paul Revere and William Dawes warning the troops about the British soldiers coming Concord was saved. Before this battle there was a very short battle in Lexington on the way to Concord. The British won the battle of Lexington. After this the second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia, May 1775. They decided that George Washington would be the general of the continental army. He spent months training himself and his troops. The first major battle of the American Revolution was the battle of Bunker Hill. The British took Bunker Hill but they lost so many soldiers that the colonists won the battle.
Before 1776 most colonists didn't want to separate from Great Britain they just wanted Britain to do something about their complaints. But after fighting began most colonists chose to separate. On Jul 4, 1776 the continental congress accepted the Declaration of Independence and America was a country.
The colonists were struggling with the British having better equipment and more soldiers. In the autumn of 1776 the British forced George Washington and his troops out of New York. They drove the patriots through New Jersey and into Pennsylvania. On Christmas Eve Washington and his troops crossed Delaware River and returned to New Jersey. He had 2,400 troops with him and won important battles such as the battle of Trenton and Princeton, New Jersey. Victories like this are what kept the quest for independence going.
The winter of 1777- 1778 were very tuff for the patriots. During this winter Washington and his troops camped at Philadelphia but suffered of illness and hunger. But after the harsh winter of 1777- 1778 were over the patriots came back in the spring. They defeated the British at Monmouth, New Jersey on June 28, 1778.
There were many important battles in the Amrican Revolution. One very important battle was the Battle of Saratoga. It was very important because it was the turning point of the Revolution and this caused the French to help the Patriots by sending them food and supplies. Another important battle was the Battle of Yorktown. This was the last battle of the revolution. The Americans won and Great Britain signed a peace treaty called the Treaty of Paris.