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How the Seven Years' War set empires ablaze and set the stage for the American Revolution

The Seven Years' War, spanning from 1756 to 1763, marked the first conflict to be fought on a truly global scale. Engulfing diverse regions from the dense forests of North America to the plains of Europe, the tropical Caribbean, the coasts of West Africa,

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The French and Indian War: The conflict that set the stage for the American Revolution

The French and Indian War, spanning from 1754 to 1763, was a momentous conflict that forever altered the landscape of North America. Not merely a territorial battle between the British and the French, this war was a complex clash involving a diverse cast

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The Letter That Helped Start a Revolution

The Town of Boston’s invention of the standing committee 250 years ago provided a means for building consensus during America’s nascent independence movement.

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The American Revolution: your guide to the 18th-century war of independence

How close did the British come to winning? When did the French intervene? Discover these and other surprising facts you may not have know about the American Revolutionary War…

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Alternate history: what if George III hadn't 'lost' the colonies

Professor Andrew Roberts tells Jonny Wilkes why a British victory in the American Revolutionary War could have led to the creation of an all-powerful English-speaking empire, governed from New York

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17 Facts about the American Revolution You Might Not Know

Otherwise known as the Revolutionary War, the revolution was a period of time where the residents of American colonies rose up against their colonial rulers, the British crown. Here are 17 facts about the American Revolution you might not know

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British People Explain How They Were Taught About The American Revolution In School

"British people of Reddit, how is the American Revolution taught in your schools?"–– This was today's burning question from Redditor Shamr0ck01, who did not, contrary to what you may believe, open a terrible can of worms and kick off an imperialist chest-

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How mosquitoes killed billions – and helped win the American Revolution - CBS News

The mosquito has wreaked havoc on the world, killing as many as 50 billion people over the course of human existence

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8 Things to Know about Crispus Attucks. The First Man Killed In The American Revolution.

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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The youngest people in the American Revolution - Business Insider

Some of America's Founding Father's were shockingly young when the colonies declared independence from Britain in 1776. James Monroe, for example, was still a teenager and Alexander Hamilton was only 21-years-old.

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New York Commemorates Patriots Day!

So far, seven of the 13 Colonies have spoken: Georgia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia -- and, on the anniversary of Lexington and Concord, New York. All seven held elections, not party-rigged conferences or caucu