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Art played a significant part in the American Revolution and the reasons why the colonies won the war. The propaganda and publicity stunts by the colonists were used to show that they did not want the British controlling them. By publicizing events such as the Boston Tea Party and the Tarring and Feathering, the Sons of Liberty has spread the awareness of the issue around. Not only did they want to spread the awareness, but in order to start a new nation, they had to create something that would unite not just the people, but their hearts and minds too. Many important pieces of writing such as the Declaration of Independence, which was signed on July 4th, 1776, to separate the colonists from the British Empire after the 7 Years War. In the late 1775, Thomas Paine wrote a pamphlet, “Common Sense,” that presented the American colonists with an argument for freedom from the British before the Declaration of Independence was written. It was published during the first month of 1776 and gained popularity quickly due to the style and structure it was written.


The colonists had many advantages technology wise since they had supplies and manufacturing close by while the British had to import from England. This meant that the supply line was slow and costly for England. Along with the help of some Natives, the army of the colonists had more people than the British. The weapons that the colonists used were mainly muskets, a long gun which is fired from the shoulder. Battling without an orderly fashion also seemed to help the colonies. A better name, guerilla warfare was used by the colonist because they were not taught the way the British rules of the battlefield, and also, the Americans knew that they didn't have any chance of winning if they played by the rules. So they did everything they could to try and win, even if it meant breaking tradition. It worked, because the British had absolutely no idea. The colonists would kill the General of the army first, and used everything they could to their advantage. For instance, the British were used to fighting in an open battlefield, but of course, if the colonists fought the open, they would lose. And so, they fought in the wilderness, where the colonists knew their way around, but the British didn't.

^Thanks Cherice, but there's stuff here now. :)