The Revolutionary War had ended. George Washington was tired and longed to go home to his sprawling Virginia estate. But he still had work to do. He had helped create a nation. Now it was time to preserve it. Washington and other Patriot leaders had high hopes for the United States of America, but there were many challenges to overcome. America's Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were examples of a change in world thinking. The fight for American independence would spur similar revolts in France and other countries around the world. Having fended for themselves for nearly two generations, many citizens in America's 13 colonies resented having to pay taxes to Great Britain-a country far away across the ocean. Protest against the British government grew into rebellion; rebellion quickly turned into war. Understanding the American Revolution describes the events that led up to the fight for an independent United States of America, the battles between British and Patriot forces, and what life was like during the conflict. Book jacket.
The Outcome of the American Revolution
Crabtree Publishing Company