A Short History of the American Revolutionary War.
The American Revolutionary War began in 1775 and ended in 1783, when the French, who had helped the American rebels almost from the beginning of the war, formally joined in 1778.
Britain, facing the American Rebels assisted by the French and Spanish armed forces, and facing possible invasion of their own home country, lost all chance of winning.
In 1781, General Cornwallis’s British army was trapped by American and French troops and cut off from relief by the French navy. Cornwallis’s surrender effectively ended the war in America.
The final result.
The United States was created, and the British retained the benefits of empire – a major export market and access to valuable raw materials – without having to pay the defence and administrative costs.
By the 1790s, the essential features of the old colonial relationship had been restored, at least in economic terms.
The British sent more manufactured goods to the US than before independence, and received back a new American agricultural export, raw cotton, which supplied the textile mills of Lancashire and the Clyde Valley.
Format Paperback | 232 pages
Publication date 07 Jan 2020
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