The American Revolution cast a vision for a nation founded upon revolutionary ideas. The British attempts to regain its colonies are consistent with the actions of a sovereign nation. The American Revolution should be studied for a variety of reasons. Among these include efforts to organize a government based on these ideas, the hardships and successes faced by the revolutionary army, the effects of the revolution on the home front, and the global context of the American Revolution.
The American Revolution: 1770s–1780s