The British navy was large compared to their land army

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The British navy was large compared to their land army. In 1783 The Treaty of Paris ended the

Revolutionary War.

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“The war of American independence could be summed up as a civil war fought on foreign soil, as opposing forces comprised both nations' residents.” written in own words

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Title:

American Revolutionary War (1775-1783)

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2/1/2013

Title of the article on website http://www.myrevolutionarywar.com/

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How to put information in your own words:

Read, read, and re-read the information

Look up definitions to words you do not understand

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When the words are “entertaining” to the reader

When the author is an expert

Direct quote use should be at a minimum and only have a maximum of three (3) lines of text. Direct quotes must have quotation marks around them.

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