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England first attempted to colonize North America in 1585 and failed. What was the colony?

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During the American Revolutionary War, the British forces fought against American colonials.

In 1776, the British captured New York City and chose to split their forces, leading to defeat in Saratoga in 1777.

The war continued and the British took control of Philadelphia. Washington’s troops were not defeated, and France joined the Americans as official allies. Meanwhile, in the southern theater, American forces made progress as well. With the involvement of France, the war extended beyond the American colonies, and there were many interested parties in Europe, including Spain and the Netherlands.

The British surrendered at Yorktown, and the 1783 Treaty of Paris was signed. The treaty was Britain’s official recognition of the United States as a sovereign nation. The war was officially over September 3, 1783, and the last of the British troops left from New York City November 25 of that same year, which was the end of British rule in the United States.

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