Results of the Revolutionary War
By: Rachel

Who The Revolutionary War was between England and the 13 colonies. The 13 colonies won the war, but both sides had used so much money in the war that they almost went bankrupt. After the war, England had to find a new source of income, since trade in the colonies was where they got a lot of their money. The United States of America, the new name of the 13 colonies, had to figure out a plan of government now that they were no longer controlled by
What The Revolutionary War happened when the 13 British colonies wanted independance from British rule. They finally got it, when the British surrendered on April 11th, 1783. After the war, there were some big changes on both sides. Americans didn't have to live under British Rule anymore, and they were free to make their own government, emphasizing our natural rights. Things weren't all perfect after the war, though. Our founding fathers knew that it would be tough to build a succesful government, especially just after a war.
When The Revolutionary War started  in 1775, after colonists had been settling in the 13 colonies for over a hundred years, and dealing with a lot of unfair rule from Britain. After a series of injust taxes and laws, they decided to start a revolution. It ended in 1783, but it affected both Britain and the United States for many years after.
Where The Revolution took place and affected many places. Battles took place in just about all of the colonies, and many also took place by ship in the Atlantic ocean. Britain, of course, was affected economically and in other ways. When France entered the war on the side of the colonies, they became very much affected also.
Why All these places were very affected by the war because they put lots of money, people, and time into it. After the war, they lost lots of money, and trade, especially in the states, was affected because they were a new country, without many alliances at that point. They had gotten almost all of their trade from England. England lost  most of their land in North America.
    The Revolutionary War changed the world in many ways that still affect us today. One of the most obvious results is that  the United States became a seperate country from England, and no longer had to follow the laws of England and the King. However, it wasn't all easy, for either countries, but especially not for the new United States of America. About 7,200 American soldiers were killed in battle, another 8,200 were wounded, and 1,400 went missing. Total, there was approximately 25,000 American deaths and 10,000 British deaths as a result of the revolution. The soldiers who did make it through the war were destitute and poor because they had been given very little money for serving. Some soldiers were given small plots of land in the West, but most sold them for the money, because they had nothing to work the land with anyway. Congress didn't allow pensions for veterans until 1818. America also had huge debts from the war, and because they were a new country they didn't have much money to pay them.
    Britain and France were also very much affected financially. France was already in financial trouble, but spending money on the American Revolution just pushed them further into debt. The ideals of the revolution also sparked and influenced the French Revolution in 1789.

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