The American Revolutionary War was the foundation for our great Nation. This War was fought between the King's forces of Great Britain and the Colonial Revolutionaries between the years 1775– 1783. Also known as "The American War of Independence", our ancestors declared their independence as the United States of America in 1776.
There were many supposed and/or real reasons for the War, depending on the historian you read. Considered two of the main reasons were that the King of England began to tighten his controls on and require more tariffs in the form of the American Revenue Act, also known as the Sugar Tax, followed by the hated Tax Stamp, nothing more than an additional tax levied against the Colonies on all printed materials. With these taxes the Colonies, for the first time, were to pay taxes directly to Britain and not their local legislatures.