The Revolutionary War

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The Revolutionary War by Mind Map: The Revolutionary War

1. During the war, African American slaves served on both sides.

2. Roughly 24,000 British troops were killed or injured during battle.

3. Roughly 50,000 British troops fought in the war.

4. When?

5. April 19th, 1775 - September 3rd 1783

6. Where?

6.1. Eastern North America, Caribbean Sea, Indian Subcontinent, Africa, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Indian Ocean.

7. Who?

7.1. A war between British and American troops

7.2. The 13 American colonies that participated were: Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts Bay, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island.

7.3. France supported the colonies by sending troops and goods.

8. What was the result?

8.1. Great Britain's thirteen colonies declared independence to become the United States of America.

9. Why?

9.1. The British government decided to make the American colonies pay a large share of the war debt from the French and Indian War. ... Their defense of such a stockpile led to the shots fired at Lexington and Concord and the beginning of the Revolutionary War.

10. Facts:

10.1. The American colonists that supported independence were called patriots.

10.2. During the war, a majority of the people living in the American colonies were "fence sitters" that did not take either side.

10.3. Colonists that remained loyal to Great Britain were known as loyalists.

10.4. Many of the slaves were able to escape during the chaos of the war. In South Carolina, 30% of the slaves either escaped, died, or migrated.

10.5. Approximately 25,000 patriots died during military service.

10.6. British soldiers were known as "redcoats" or "devils".

11. Who led each side?

11.1. George Washington was declared commander in chief by the colonies.

11.2. King George III led the British troops.

12. The War in Numbers

12.1. Roughly 230,000 colonists fought in the war.

12.1.1. Roughly 17,000 American troops died during war.