Also known as the U.S. War of Independence War, the American Revolution was a war against the then British Colonies and Great Britain. While most believe the war to have begun on July 4, 1776, the tensions began in 1775 with small fights going on. Eventually, The United State of America. won after the battle Yorktown, but wasn't fully recognized until the Treaty of Paris. The American Revolution is extremely significant to history, not only does it show that having colonies and enforcing laws and taxes that only applied to them is a bad idea and thus resulting in a war. It's like trying to make a dog follow every singe direction you give it, eventually, the dog is going to bite back. The American Revolution would soon lead to a World Power, that would help end World War 1 and World War 2.