American War of Independence

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In North America in the 18th century, there were thirteen states called colonies which were ruled by the king of England . There was a war between America and England from 1775 until 1783 called the American War of Independence. The American settlers were known as colonists and were led by George Washington.

The b
ritish troops were known as 'redcoats'. They were not suited for war in the colonies as they could easily be spotted as targets.

America won this war and became a new country with its own government. The American rebels had been helped in the war by soldiers sent by the king of France.