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The thirteen colonies declared their independence on July 4th, 1776.

The American Revolution lasted essentially from 1775 to 1781, and the US was officially recognized as free from Great Britain by the Treaty of Paris in 1783.

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July 4th 1776, this is why it is, since called U.S. Independence Day, marks the day, near the beginning of war with Great Britain, upon which Britain's American colonies officially subscribed and published their Declaration of Independence from Great Britain and the Crown--this date marked the beginning of a no-turning-back point in the war for independence.


The British lost and surrendered at the Battle of Yorktown in Virginia in 1781, effectively ending the war for colonial (and would-be states') independence. Hence independence was for all practical purposes "gained" in that year.

However, it was the Treaty of Paris, concluded in 1783, which officially ended that war as well as granted undisputed independence status to the American "states" formerly in rebellion.

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