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American Revolution
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The term “American Revolution” refers to the process by which the 13 British colonies in North America separated from the motherland; this, and the accompanying political and military conflict, led to the founding of the USA. While the actual War of Independence lasted from 1775 to 1783, and brought international recognition of the USA at the Peace of Paris, political differences of opin…

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Keil, Hartmut, “American Revolution”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 09 December 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_024824>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321

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