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Who Won the American Revolution?: Crash Course US History #7

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The American Revolution saw the British fail to defeat resilient colonists, with key battles like Trenton and Saratoga leading to British defeats. Different groups experienced varied impacts, with soldiers facing low morale and slaves seizing opportunities for freedom by siding with the British. Native Americans also faced significant effects. The revolution did not benefit slaves, American Indians, or women, but it led to changes in voting rights, religious freedom, and the economy. The Declaration of Independence promoted revolutionary ideas of equality and inalienable rights, challenging the class-based social order and inspiring global revolutions for equality and opportunities.

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The impact of the Revolutionary War on different groups in America.
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The British captured cities but failed to defeat the colonists due to their resilience and advantages.
Key battles like Trenton and Saratoga were pivotal, resulting in British defeats.
Soldiers faced low morale and unpaid rations during the war.
Slaves saw an opportunity for freedom by siding with the British, while Native Americans also experienced significant effects.
Impact of the American Revolution on Various Groups.
06:04
Despite being urged to remain neutral, many Iroquois fought for the British during the American Revolution.
American Indians who supported the British were treated brutally by American troops.
The revolution did not benefit slaves, American Indians, or women, but it did lead to the idea of Republican Motherhood, emphasizing education for women.
Changes in voting rights, religious freedom, and the economy were brought about by the revolution.
The American Revolution introduced the idea of American equality, challenging the class-based social order prevalent in Europe.
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The concept promoted the belief that all individuals deserve respect and equal opportunities for success regardless of their background.
Real change emerged through a gradual revolutionary process, leading to the abolition of slavery in northern states and an increase in free black Americans by 1810.