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The American Revolution contained many key points in American History Without this revolution American citizens could possibly not have the freedom they have today This war was and still is one of the most important wars the American army has ever battledThe American Revolution began when the king of Britain sent colonists to colonize which is now known as the thirteen original colonies After a few years of being settled the King of Britain put a tax on many needed items such as tea stamps newspapers and sugar This enraged the settlers which led them to rebel against the government Their first act of rebellion was known as the Boston Tea Party During the Boston Tea Party revolutionists such as Samuel Adams and Ben Franklin went to the Boston Harbor and through precious tea to the British of the side of ships holding the cargo Unlike what most people think the people who organized and went through with the Boston Tea Party did not dress like Native Americans Instead they actually put soot from chimneys on their faces and wore strange costumes This surprised the British and it also led to what is now known as the Boston Massacre This massacre included some angry civilians and four ill-tempered British soldiers With all these events occurring it angered the Americans so much that they waged war with Britain The first battle of the American Revolution took place in Lexington Massachusetts There were many soldiers awaiting the first shot of the revolution then suddenly a shot came from the dead silence This was the first shot of the war and was known as The Shot Heard Round the World Later came a man named Ethan Allen from Vermont he was a very strong man and was said to be able to grip a sack of salt with his teeth and throw it over his head Not only was he physically strong but his mental intelligence led
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