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Nation of Nations A Concise Narrative of the American Republic Book Cover Image
Nation of Nations: A Concise Narrative of the American Republic, 3/e
James West Davidson, Historian
William E. Gienapp, Harvard University
Christine Leigh Heyrman, University of Delaware
Mark H. Lytle, Bard College
Michael B. Stoff, University of Texas, Austin

The American People and the American Revolution (1775-1783)

Learning Objectives

When you have finished studying this chapter, you should be able to:

Explain why the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence and how that document justified revolution.

Explain why many Americans became loyalists or tried to remain neutral during the revolutionary struggle.

Describe the evolution of military strategy during the war, tracing the course of the conflict from north to south.

Explain the significance of the British surrender at Saratoga.