Results of the War
As a result of the Rev War, the 13 British colonies threw off royal rule. In its place, they established governments ruled by law an dedicated to the guarantee of certain basic rights, including life liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. Admiration for the principles that guided the revolution led people elsewhere to demand political reforms. Thomas Paine declared that the Revolutionary War Contributed more to enlighten the world, and diffuse a spirit of freedom and liberty among mankind, than any human event that ever preceded it.
Most historians estimate that about 7,200 Americans were killed in Battle during the Revolutionary War. Approximately 8,200 more were wounded. About 10,000 others died in Military camps from disease or exposure to bad weather over long periods of time. Some 8,500 died in prison after being captured by the British. American military deaths from all causes during the war, total about 25,700. About 1,400 soldiers went missing. British military deaths totaled about 10,000. Many soldiers in the American army did not make any money, and those who did didnt get paid much at all. Soldiers who were enlisted for the entire war received land certificates for the land in the west. Many of the veterans had to sell the certificates before land in the west became available. In 1818, Congress agreed to pay pensions to needy veterans.
Costs of the War
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Ritchie, Donald, and Albert Broussard. The Road To Peace. Westerville, Ohio: The Mcgraw- Hill Companies, Inc, 1997.
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